Today I’m going to show you how to make this easy chicken and quinoa recipe. It’s a great fridge cleanout meal, and it can satisfy your pizza craving in a healthier way!
Sometimes you want pizza, but you just had pizza the day before and think you should make something healthier for dinner. At least that happens to me… On this particular occasion, not only did I want pizza, but I also had some ingredients leftover like sauce and mozzarella cheese. Does this easy dinner taste like pizza? Not exactly. Does it satisfy your craving for carbs, sauce, and cheese? Yes! (Well, at least it did for me.)
You might not be able to get your quinoa looking exactly like mine unless you made bacon for breakfast. (Now you know what you should have for breakfast.) I cooked up bacon for the kids in my dutch oven, and when my oldest kid saw the pot after breakfast, he said I could use the bacon drippings to cook something later. Am I raising that boy right, or what? This particular bacon was extra lean, so there wasn’t actually much fat leftover. It was just enough to help season the quinoa! Don’t worry though. You can still enjoy this meal 100% without involving any bacon. That part is completely optional.
Keep this recipe in your back pocket for when you need to clean out the fridge. It was perfect to use half a jar of pizza sauce, a couple handfuls of pizza sauce, and some expiring chicken. Maybe you have some cooked chicken, broccoli, and pasta sauce in your fridge or some other combination of ingredients that you could use for a pizza quinoa dinner of your own.
I have some other healthy pizza alternatives too if you’re interested. Check these out!