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A healthy dinner option – boneless, skinless chicken breasts are coated with quinoa and baked and served with a lighter version of honey mustard.

Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Skinny Honey Mustard

Yep, I’m getting all healthy on you today.

And honestly – I kind of feel like a fraud. Because I spent yesterday eating blondies and grilled cheese sandwiches. And a red velvet muffin. But truth be told – I really need to do something about this baby weight. And Quinoa Crusted Chicken? Well, it’s a start!

When I saw this recipe in Every Day with Rachael Ray, I just knew I had to give it a try. I had never seen this done before, and it intrigued me. I like quinoa, but I don’t eat it nearly enough. And this gave me an excuse to make some.

Knowing me, though, I knew that I had to have some sort of a sauce to dip the chicken in. As much as I liked the chicken on it’s own, I think it definitely needed a sauce or a dip. My immediate thoughts went to honey mustard, probably because of Dijon on the chicken. But to make a traditional honey mustard would cancel out that I was actually making something healthy. So I decided to try to health-ify it a bit.

And guess what? I actually really liked this version of honey mustard. A simple change of replacing mayonnaise with Greek yogurt made this easy and a whole lot better for you. This is a healthy meal that I could totally eat on a regular basis!

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Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Skinny Honey Mustard
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A healthy dinner option - boneless, skinless chicken breasts are coated with quinoa and baked and served with a lighter version of honey mustard.
Serves: 4 servings
  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa
  • 4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  1. Preheat the oven to 300F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the quinoa on top. Bake until it is lightly toasted, 25-30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Let cool completely, then transfer to a bowl, breaking up any large clumps. Set aside.
  2. Increase the oven temperature to 425F. Place the chicken, mustard and thyme in a large bowl and toss to coat. Place a cooling rack on the baking sheet and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Take each of the chicken breasts and dip in the quinoa. Use a spatula or your hands to adhere the quinoa to the chicken. Place on the rack and spray the chicken with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Bake until the chicken is cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, honey and Dijon mustard. Serve the chicken with the honey mustard.

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22 Responses to Quinoa Crusted Chicken with Skinny Honey Mustard {Fridays with Rachael Ray}

  1. Rosa says:

    An interesting recipe. This quino crust is great.



  2. Ooooh, great idea! We love quinoa and eat it often, but I’m kind of getting “quinoa’d out,” as I feel like I prepare it the same ol’ ways all the time… Love this new idea! 🙂

  3. I saw this in that issue, but was skeptical, I may have to give it a try now!

  4. Ooh i would have never thought to coat chicken in quinoa. Great idea!

  5. Coating chicken with quinoa is a fabulous idea. This looks so good!

  6. Tracey says:

    This is such a fun idea! We’ve been eating a lot of quinoa lately but never like this.

  7. I saw the picture before the title. I love quinoa right now! This is a great way to use it!

  8. What a great idea to use quinoa for the breading

  9. Quinoa is one of those healthy foods I actually adore. I love to make it with a citrus dressing and load it with roasted veggies and (full admission) some chunks of parmesan. But coating chicken with it is genius! This looks so good!

  10. I actually make a quinoa chicken for my kids but I didn’t cook it. I will definitely have to try that next time.

  11. Sheila says:

    I love that magazine, I get it monthly but I do not use it enough. This recipe looks so yum!

  12. Wow, this quinoa crust is just genius! Definitely need to give this a try!

  13. The quinoa crust is a great idea! I love the sound of this whole recipe!

  14. Joanne says:

    LOVE this out-of-the-box use of quinoa!

    And we all have those grilled cheese/red velvet filled days. Don’t stress it!

  15. Chels R. says:

    Mmm, this looks really good! I love another use for Quinoa!

  16. teresa says:

    i’ve spent the majority of my day trying really hard to ignore the brownies in my kitchen, and losing. i need this chicken!

  17. Amy J says:

    Love quinoa! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  18. Sandy @ RE says:

    Fabulous. I love ALL of these ingredients 🙂

  19. Great job! This looks delicious. We pinned it to our “Reader’s Photos” board on pinterest too! Check it out: http://pinterest.com/rachaelraymag/reader-photos/

  20. sara says:

    this is so intriguing, i’ve never thought to use cooked quinoa as a breading!! i am so going to try this! cheers!

  21. I can’t believe I have never tried quinoa before!! It’s so versatile! This looks like the perfect dish!

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