Chicken and quinoa one-pot

Chicken & quinoa one-pot


  • 2kg/4lb chicken pieces, bone-in salt to season
  • 2cm/1 inch ginger, peeled
  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli, pierced
  • 1 stock cube
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 400g/14oz tin tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 onions, roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1.5l/54floz boiling water
  • 1 plantain - just ripe - yellow skin
  • 100g/3½oz quinoa


  1. Put the chicken, salt, ginger, chilli, stock cube and thyme into a large saucepan.
  2. Blend the tomatoes, garlic and onions until smooth, pour over the chicken then cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the carrots and water and simmer until the meat is just tender and cooked through, stirring occasionally. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  4. Peel the plantain and cut into bite size pieces.
  5. Add the plantain and quinoa and leave to cook until the quinoa grains separate and the plantain is soft.
  6. Add spinach, mushrooms or shallots for variety. Serve on its own or with steamed rice.

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