SALSA VERDE CHICKEN WITH QUINOA



👩‍🍳All you need are 3 ingredients and one pan to whip up this easy, healthy, and delicious meal!


Serve it with a side of your favorite veg or a salad.


3-Ingredient Salsa Verde Chicken with Quinoa

(serves 4)

  • 4 Medium bone-in skin in chicken thighs

  • Freshly ground pepper

  • 1 cup dry quinoa

  • 1 x 15 oz (425 gms.) jar salsa verde


Preheat your oven to 400°F/200ºC. Heat a large, oven-safe pan over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with pepper. Place the chicken skin side down in the pan and lower the heat to medium.


Let the chicken cook for 4-5 minutes, until the skin is crispy and most of the fat has rendered. Remove the chicken from the pan – leaving the fat – and set aside.


Add the quinoa to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly to combine it with the rendered fat.


Pour in the salsa verde and ½ cup (120 ml) water and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and place the chicken, skin side up, on top.


Place the pan in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes. It’s done when the liquid is absorbed, the quinoa is fluffy, and the chicken is cooked through.


Serve and enjoy!