Tomato Basil Chicken Quinoa

Tomato Basil Chicken Quinoa is an easy one-pan healthy dinner that is done in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup white onion diced
  • 1 cup Nature's Pride quinoa rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic about 4 cloves
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes drained well
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese more for sprinkling
  • 1 lb chicken cooked and sliced see note


  • In a large skillet, melt butter and add the onion, quinoa, and garlic. Cook until onions are soft and translucent about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, half and half, tomatoes, and salt. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, then reduce to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until most of the mixture is absorbed. Stir in the basil and Parmesan cheese. Warm the chicken or add it on top and cover to warm the chicken.
  • Sprinkle with additional Parmesan and basil to serve.


This recipe calls for one pound of cooked chicken. You can use grilled, baked, pan-seared, or rotisserie chicken.
Half and half is just equal parts cream and milk. So for one cup of half and half, you could use 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup cream.
If you want it lighter in calories you can use all chicken broth instead of half and half.
Keyword basil, chicken, quiona, tomato

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