Smoked Paprika Chicken & Quinoa



This dish is a lovely high protein meal packed with goodness. I love quinoa because it is gluten-free, rich in protein and has a low glyceamic load so won't spike your blood sugar levels the way that rice can. It is infact a pseudo-grain which means that it is really a seed.

You can read more about quinoa and how amazing it is in my pantry sneak peak section. If you have never tried quinoa before then it has a similar consistency to couscous but much gentler on the digestive system. Just be careful not to overcook it. Mushy quinoa is not appetising! 

You could make this Smoked Paprika Chicken & Quinoa dish for dinner and then enjoy the leftovers cold the next day. 


How To Make 

Serves 2


  • 2 free-range chicken breasts, sliced

  • 1 sweet pepper, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups of shitake mushrooms, chopped

  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 3-4 leaves of cabbage, chopped

  • 1 cup of quinoa

  • 1 organic chicken stock cube

  • 1-inch root Ginger

  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped

  • Tamari

  • Coconut Oil


  1. Add the chicken, garlic, ginger, smoked paprika and coconut oil to a wok and stir-fry for 5-6 minutes

  2. Meanwhile, add the quinoa and stock cube to a pan and simmer for 6-8 minutes until the quinoa is tender.

  3. Add the pepper, onion, shitake, cabbage and carrot to the wok with extra oil (if needed) and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.

  4. Drain the quinoa and mix with the vegetables and drizzle over the tamari.

  5. Serve & Enjoy.



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I'm Dr Christy Fergusson Ph.D. I am a Doctor of Psychology, Chartered Psychologist, Nutritional Therapist, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hay House Author. I have a Ph.D., MSc and BA Hons in Psychology; I'm a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, a Nutritional Therapist with the British Association of Nutrition & Nutritional Therapy and a Clinical Hypnotherapist with the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Through a combined integration of my expertise in nutrition, psychology and hypnotherapy I launched my company The Food Psychologist and quickly become the ‘go to’ food psychology expert in the UK. I'm the food psychologist from Channels 4′s Secret Eaters, a former Sun columnist and in-house nutritionist at Women’s Health Magazine. I published my first book 'Hot, Healthy, Happy' with Hay House in 2013.


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I'm Dr Christy Fergusson PhD, MSc, BA Hons, BSC Hons, CPsych a Doctor Of Psychology, Chartered Health Psychologist, Nutritional Therapist & Functional Medicine Expert.  I am a published Hay House author, former in-house nutritionist at Womens Health Magazine and the food psychologist from Channel 4's hit show 'Secret Eaters'.  

As creator of the The Food Psychologist I am passionate about helping women just like you take the guesswork out of their treatment approach and find natural solutions to their heath issues.