Slow Cooker Quinoa Festive Chicken

Slow Cooker Quinoa Festive Chicken

Often times, especially during the holidays, I forget to eat healthy. There are so many ‘bad for you’ foods all around during this time of year that healthy foods are normally pushed to the side. Now that I have recognized and admitted that I stink at eating healthy during this time of year, I decided to put forth more of an effort to provide my family with healthier and delicious meals, such as my Slow Cooker Quinoa Festive Chicken.

Slow cooker quinoa chicken

slow cooker quinoa festive chicken

Quinoa Festive Chicken is a very simple meal to make that has very few ingredients. For this recipe you will need: 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of chicken breasts, 1 can of corn, 1-2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 can of black beans, 1 cup of low sodium chicken stock, 1/2 cup of quinoa, seasoning for the chicken of your choice (I used Hooters Seasoning Salt), 1 diced garlic clove and 1/2 teaspoon of salt (optional).

Chicken and Garlic

Before you place the corn, beans, and tomatoes into the slow cooker, make sure to place them into a colander and rinse them off with water.

Quinoa and Vegetables

Before I place the chicken in the slow cooker, I like to sprinkle a little bit of seasoning on the bottom of the slow cooker. Once this is done, place the seasoned chicken and garlic in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Chicken

Add the remaining ingredients and cook on LOW for 7 hours. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Slow Cooker Quinoa

Once the Slow Cooker Quinoa Festive Chicken has cooked fully, shred the chicken with a fork. This was very easy because the chicken was tender. You will then mix up the dish and allow it to sit for at least 15-2o minutes.

Slow Cooker Quinoa Festive Chicken


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1-2 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • Chicken seasoning
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Place seasoned chicken into slow cooker
  2. Place diced garlic onto chicken
  3. Rinse tomatoes, corn, and beans with water
  4. Place remaining ingredients into slow cooker on top of the chicken
  5. Cook on LOW for 7 hours. Internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees Fahrenheit
  6. Shred chicken with a fork
  7. Let sit for 15-20 minutes
  8. Optional: Top onto rice or eat alone
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Bowl of Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken

Slow Cooker Quinoa Festive Chicken is the perfect recipe during the busy holiday season. It is not only simple to make but healthy. What is your favorite healthy dish to make during this busy time of year?

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