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Einkorn quinoa-crusted baked chicken recipe

Einkorn Quinoa-Crusted Baked Chicken Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 37 mins
Course dinner
Servings 4 -6 servings
Calories 373 kcal

what you'll need

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup Romano cheese grated, or Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 eggs well beaten
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose einkorn flour 1.5 oz

let's do it

  • Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 425 degrees. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray then place quinoa onto the baking sheet, spreading the grains into an even layer. Bake quinoa for 8–10 minutes, stirring once or twice, just to dry it out and toast it slightly. Remove from oven and then break up any clumps that may have formed. Set aside to cool.
  • Rinse chicken under cool water and pat dry with paper towels, then season on both sides with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, stir together the toasted quinoa, Parmesan or Romano cheese, garlic powder and dried basil until completely combined.
  • Gather three separate plates and then place flour on one plate, the beaten eggs on the second plate and toasted quinoa cheese mixture on the third. Wipe the baking sheet clean, cover with parchment paper, and then coat with cooking spray. Dredge each chicken breast in the flour then dip in beaten egg. Allow as much egg to drain off of the chicken as possible and then encrust the chicken completely with quinoa mixture. Place the coated chicken breasts on the baking sheet and spritz the top lightly with cooking spray. NOTE: We strongly recommend you weigh your einkorn flour, if possible, for better accuracy. If you don’t have a scale, fluff the flour with a fork before you measure it in a cup.
  • Bake 18–22 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from oven and allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

One Last Thing

This recipe tastes great served alongside some maple-roasted sweet potatoes!


Calories: 373kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 38gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 488mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 2gSugar: 0.5g
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