Lemon Chicken with Veggie Quinoa

I think everyone has those meal recipes that they make once a week or maybe even more often.  This recipe is one of my favorites!  This is not only delicious the day you make it, but it’s amazing as leftovers too.  I hope you love it as much as we do!


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 tsp avocado oil (or whichever cooking oil you prefer)
  • 1/2 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups diced sweet potato
  • 1 cup finely chopped spinach
  • 1 diced green pepper
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 1 diced yellow pepper
  • Optional topping: Fancy Sauce
    • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
    • 1 tsp Sriracha sauce


  1. Start cooking your quinoa first.  Add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil in a medium pot.  Pour in the quinoa and cover.  Reduce heat to medium low and simmer until the water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.  Set aside off the heat for about 5 minutes, then uncover and fluff with fork.  Keep covered after fluffing for now!
  2. Take the chicken breasts out of packaging and put them on a cutting board.  Pound the chicken breasts so they easily will cook even throughout.  Season both sides of the chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Heat 2 tsp of avocado oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.  Place chicken breasts in the skillet and cook on each side for about 8-9 minutes; or until cooked through.  While cooking, squeeze fresh lemon juice over chicken.
  4. Heat the other 2 tsp of avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the diced sweet potato and cook until soft.
  5. Add in the peppers and mix in with the sweet potato until soft.
  6. Add in the chopped spinach, and combine the sweet potato mixture well.  Add more oil if necessary.
  7. Now this is why you need a large skillet.  Take a spatula, and fold the quinoa into the sweet potato mixture. Combine well.
  8. When ready to serve, scoop the veggie quinoa onto a plate and top with sliced chicken.
  9. Optional: Mix the mayonnaise and Sriracha sauce together, and drizzle chicken with it.

You’ll feel like a real chef after this recipe.  I know I do!  Enjoy, and if you have any questions please let me know!

About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my Lifestyle Blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 29 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for five years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is three, and Payton Jeanne is our baby girl who just turned one this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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