This is one of my all time favourite dishes and is perfect during winter.

Quinoa adds more fibre and protein to your meal. It contains all the essential amino acids and is considered a complete protein. If you are after more quinoa recipes. Then check out my recipes for Quinoa Fritters, Quinoa Salad with Roast Pumpkin and Quinoa porridge.

Serves 4 – 6


  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 onion
  • 1 celeriac bulb
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 celery stems and leaves
  • 1 can organic tomatoes (crushed or chopped)
  • 1 litre organic chicken stock
  • Water
  • 1 cup organic quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 – 1 lemon, juiced


  1. Chop onion, celeriac, fennel bulb, carrots and celery into small pieces and add to a large pot.
  2. Add tomatoes to pot.
  3. Add chicken drumsticks and chicken stock to pot.
  4. Fill remainder of stockpot with water, so it is covers the ingredients.
  5. Place pot on stove at high temperature with lid on and bring to boil, then simmer, covered for one hour.
  6. Add quinoa and bring to boil again, then simmer, covered for 15 minutes or until quinoa is cooked.
  7. Add lemon juice and serve.

Note: I recommend adding juice of 1/2 lemon and checking the taste, before the adding the rest of the lemon.

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