BBQ Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 30 mins Serves 4     adjust servings

Tomorrow is a new year and a perfect time to start eating better. Healthy can be delicious like in this BBQ Chicken Quinoa Skillet Dinner!


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 14 oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 1/4 c. uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 c. BBQ sauce (plus a little more for drizzling)
  • hot sauce to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie chicken, or use cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 c. shredded 2% milk cheddar or Mexican blend cheese (or more to taste)
  • 4 green onions, sliced


  1. Heat olive oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté onion until translucent. Add garlic and sauté a minute longer until garlic is white. Pour in chicken broth, and add cumin. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir in quinoa, reduce heat to medium-low, and cover. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until all liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir in BBQ sauce, hot sauce if desired, and shredded chicken. Sprinkle cheese over the top. Replace cover, and cook over low heat 3-5 minutes until heated through and cheese has melted. Drizzle a little BBQ sauce and sprinkle green onions over the top before serving.


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