Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Pesto

Let’s face it, I love quinoa! Any way I can incorporate it in my recipes, I am one happy gal. So when I came across a Quinoa Parmesan Recipe from Damn Delicious, I just knew I had to give it a try with my own unique twist. I figured, what else would pair perfectly with chicken? Why pesto, of course! And thus, my Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Pesto recipe was born. 

Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Pesto
Serving size: 2-4
Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Cook time: 20-30 minutes



  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Open the quinoa cup from the quinoa meal and place in a medium sized bowl
  3. Add the tablespoon of Italain seasoning to the quinoa and stir 
  4. In a small bowl, beat the 2 eggs
  5. Place the flour in another small bowl 
  6. Coat the chicken breast thoroughly with flour
  7. Dip the floured chicken in the eggs
  8. Coat the chicken with a layer of Italian seasoned quinoa 
  9. Place on a greased baking sheet
  10. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on the thickness of the chicken)
  12. Top the baked chicken with mozzarella 
  13. Bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is fully melted
  14. Pour the pesto from the quinoa meal onto the chicken
  15. Enjoy!Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Pesto


  • Use fish instead of chicken 
  • Try another Cucina & Amore Quinoa Meal
  • Artichoke & Roasted Peppers
  • Spicy Jalapeño 
  • Mango & Jalapeño
  •  Use Parmesan cheese

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s