Making Turmeric Chicken Quinoa is really easy especially for a midweek meal, you can even freeze any leftovers to. You can make this vegetarian or use any other mince instead.
You could end up with two dishes instead of one to cook this if you don’t pre-cook the quinoa, cook a few cups and put them in containers or snap lock bags in the freezer for other dishes. Add to a leftover mish mash meal to fill it out or use it for an easy warm breakfast pudding!
The beauty about dishes like this is you can add any veggies you want really but I would suggest that you use the red cabbage, leave the chicken out for a vegetarian meal and add more veggies.
Turmeric is one of my favourite spices and I add it to alot of things, even in my Gut healing Smoothie.
Benefits of Turmeric:
- Colour (I had to put that in here)
- Cancer treatment
- Improve skin conditions such as acne eczema and psoriasis
There are many more benefits with this power house spice if you would like to read more about it here is a great article from Dr Josh Axe.
Thanks for reading here is the recipe for my Turmeric Chicken Quinoa below.
Have a great weekend!
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1 onion diced
- 500gm chicken mince
- 2 cups cooked quinoa (coked in stock) see notes
- 2 carrots diced
- A large handful of green beans around 120gm
- ½ small red cabbage cut into chunks
- 1 tsp ground turmeric
- Cold pressed Extra Virgin Olive oil for frying
- sea salt and cracked black pepper
- Heat oil in fry pan over medium heat add garlic and onion cook for a few minutes until soft.
- Add chicken mince and mix until it is broken up, if you leave it to long large clumps will form. Cook until it just starts to change colour from pink to white around 5 minutes.
- Add turmeric to chicken and mix to coat it.
- Add quinoa, carrots and beans, cook for 5 minutes (cook longer if you prefer softer veggies)
- Add cabbage and stir through and cook until just wilted, add salt and pepper to taste.
I cook my quinoa in my rice cooker and cook it the same as I would rice, double batch and freeze the rest.
Tip: Have all your veggies prepared it makes cooking the dish easier and quicker.