Almond & Quinoa Crusted Chicken for Easy Eats

Quinoa & Almond Crusted Chicken | Gluten-Free | Queen of Quinoa

When I set out to make this recipe I had one thing in mind: healthy fried chicken. You know, the kind of chicken that is crispy on the outside and melt-in-your-mouth juicy on the inside? That chicken that’s dropped in a vat of oil and is so not healthy for you? Yeah, that’s the kind of chicken I had on my mind.

But this recipe took me in a different direction, which happens quite often, and I have to say this is so much better than fried chicken. Plus it’s naturally gluten free!

Almond & Quinoa Crusted Chicken from Queen of Quinoa

So let’s start with the meat. The chicken we used was from a local farm and was organic, no-water added, free-range chicken. That price tag might be a shock, but trust me, spending money on organic, free-range chicken is totally worth it. It’s juicy, tender and like no other chicken you’ve ever tasted.

Then we get to the amazing gluten-free crust. With a layer of coarse grain mustard to hold it in place, the chicken is topped with a mixture of fresh ground almond meal and red quinoa. And this baked chicken might just be the healthiest crispy chicken you’ve ever had.

So you must be dying to get the recipe right? Hop on over to the Easy Eats blog and whip some of this delicious chicken up for dinner!


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About Queen of Quinoa

Alyssa Rimmer is the quinoa obsessed girl behind the gluten-free blog, the Queen of Quinoa. She loves experimenting with nutritious and whole-food ingredients, and seeks to encourage the everyday home chef that cooking and eating gluten-free can not only be healthy, but also delicious and fun. After struggling with stomach issues throughout her college years, Alyssa decided enough was enough and took her health into her own hands. She started by removing gluten from her diet and hasn’t looked back since. Two happy years have passed and her stomach issues have practically disappeared. Living gluten-free has also helped her to truly discover her passion for cooking and she has embraced her new lifestyle with open arms. With the Queen of Quinoa, Alyssa shares her gluten-free recipes, many of which are focused on the superfood quinoa, and discusses her journey to living a more fulfilled and healthy life. She now also cooks refined sugar-free and although not all her of recipes are vegan, she has loved learning and experimenting with vegan baking. She lives in Burlington, Vermont where she is surrounded by fresh, local produce and is always inspired by the fabulous seasonal ingredients that make this state so special. She is excited to share her recipes with you, as she helps to uncover the amazing world of quinoa.
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5 Responses to Almond & Quinoa Crusted Chicken for Easy Eats

  1. That looks really great, Alyssa. I can’t wait to try it. And I’ll bet it would be great on pork chops too. Yum.
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    • Thank you darling! And that’s such a good idea to try it on pork – my next thought is a nice piece of white fish – like halibut or something. The mustard would be scrumptious! xx

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  3. Miranda says:

    I think this recipe is going to pull me out of my recent cooking rut – yay! I’m definitely trying this on chicken this weekend. I may also get adventurous and see how it works on baked mac and cheese. If I do, I’ll report back. Thank you for the much-needed inspiration!

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