Clean Quinoa Chicken Parmesan

Refocused Wellness

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa (dry)
  • 1 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 4 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (evenly sized)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup almond flour or whole wheat flour
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup all natural shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup low-sugar organic marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, julienned
  • Sprinkle of red pepper flakes (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees f.
  2. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray. (I used avocado oil or olive oil spray)
  3. In a large saucepan, cook quinoa according to package instructions.
  4. Stir Italian seasoning into cooked quinoa, set aside.
  5. Season chicken with garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper, to taste.
  6. Working in small batches, dredge chicken first in flour, dip into eggs, then dredge in quinoa mixture, pressing slightly to coat…

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