CLEAN EATS: Chicken & Rocket Pesto Quinoa (WHEAT FREE)

Clean Eating Chicken & Rocket Pesto Quinoa

Clean Eating Chicken & Rocket Pesto Quinoa

  • YIELD: 4 Servings

Clean Eating Chicken & Rocket Pesto Quinoa is packed with flavour and zing. It is a great source of protein and perfect for lunch or dinner. You could leave out the chicken to make it vegan/vegetarian or if you were just looking to make it a lighter side dish to a meal.


  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 180 grams Quinoa rinsed
  • 500 ml Stock I used 500ml water and 2 teaspoons of bouillon stock powder
  • 4 Tablespoons Clean Pesto see link above
  • 1 large handful Fresh Wild Rocket Leaves


  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Place the chicken breasts into the oven to roast for 25-30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place the rinsed quinoa and stock into a saucepan. Bring to the boil.
  4. Once bubbling, turn the heat to low and cover the saucepan with a lid.
  5. Simmer for 12-15 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed the stock.
  6. Once the quinoa is cooked, stir in 4 Tablespoons of Clean Eating Wild Rocket Pesto, along with a large handful of fresh rocket leaves.
  7. Once the chicken is completely cooked through, dice it up and stir it into the pesto quinoa.
  8. Serve with a large side salad.