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One-Pot Italian Chicken & Quinoa Recipe

Made from staple pantry ingredients and a side of chicken, this easy and delicious One Pot Italian Chicken and Quinoa recipe is a lifesaver on a busy night. 264 calories and 5 Weight Watchers SP
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Clean Eating, Gluten Free, Healthy Dinner Recipes, One Pot, Poultry Recipes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 264.1kcal



  • Place the chicken thighs in a medium bowl. Add the oregano, salt and pepper, and toss to coat the chicken.
  • Heat 1 ½ teaspoons of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • Reduce the heat to medium. Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil in the skillet. Add the onions and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir the crushed tomatoes, water and quinoa into the vegetables. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Nestle the chicken into the quinoa and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Uncover, remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes to allow the quinoa to absorb the rest of the liquid.
  • Stir in the parsley and basil. Serve.


Weight Watchers Points: 5 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 5 (SmartPoints), 7 (Points+)


Serving: 1Chicken Thigh + 3/4 Cup Quinoa | Calories: 264.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.5g | Protein: 20.3g | Fat: 6.3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57.3mg | Sodium: 457.2mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 7.7g