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!


Baking with Quinoa by Alyssa Rimmer | Queen of Quinoa

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  • Alison | a girl defloured

    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.

    • Queen of Quinoa

      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