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5 Ingredient Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken and Quinoa

This 5 ingredient healthy slow cooker buffalo chicken and quinoa is perfect for a protein filled lunch or dinner recipe that is comforting, delicious and healthy all at the same time. It’s great for meal prepping and is an easy crock pot recipe!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce - Cholula or Franks
  • 2 large chicken breasts - 1.25 pounds
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt whole milk plain
  • 1/2 cup - 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • In a slow cooker add quinoa, water and chicken (in that order). Sprinkle with salt. Cover with hot sauce.
  • Cook on high for 1.5 hours. You know it is done when chicken is cooked through and has reached an internal temperature of 165. Remove from heat/turn slow cooker off and remove lid.
  • After 15 minutes, stir in Greek yogurt and shred chicken/break up into chunks and top with cheese.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 767mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g