Meal Monday: Chicken and Citrus Sauce with Quinoa

Alright, y’all. This recipe is pretty solid. The citrus adds a nice light flavor that really gets the taste buds going! It was even hubby approved, so clearly it was a yummy meal!

From start to finish it only took about 30 minutes, so definitely a win on a weeknight! Give it a try and let me know how it goes!


  • 3 ¾ cups unsalted chicken stock
  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ⅜ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter


1. Combine 1 ¼ cups stock and quinoa in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir in cilantro, ½ lime juice, and ⅛ teaspoon salt.

2.  Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and coat the pan. Sprinkle chicken with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side (or until done). Remove from pan.

3. Add ½ cup chicken stock to pan, 1 teaspoon lime juice, ¼ cup orange juice, and 2 teaspoons honey. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in butter. Cover chicken with sauce.

4. Serve chicken on quinoa! Enjoy!

Nutrition Info:

  • Makes 4 servings
  • 398 calories
  • 12.6 g fat
  • 43 g protein
  • 26 g carbs

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