Just because a weeknight meal is quick, doesn’t have to mean it also has to be flavorless. This one-pot Mexican quinoa combines all of your favorite Mexican foods, tossed with nutty quinoa and our feisty Ava Jane’s Kitchen Roadside Chicken for a flavorful zing. And the best part? You can whip it up in under 30 minutes.

One-Pan Mexican Quinoa

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Course: Main Course
Keyword: Ava Jane's Kitchen Roadside Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 434kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups quinoa
  • 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes not drained
  • 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can corn drained
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp Ava Jane's Kitchen Roadside Chicken spice blend
  • avocado, salsa, guacamole, etc... for toppping
  • Colima Sea Salt to taste


  • Add quinoa, water, and diced tomatoes to a medium skillet or saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer on medium-low, for 12-18 minutes or until quinoa is done and the liquid is absorbed and reduced. (Add an additional splash of water while cooking, if needed.)
  • Stir in black beans, corn, lime juice, and Ava Jane's Roadside Chicken spice blend.
  • Remove from heat and serve, topping with avocado, salsa, or guacamole. Season with Colima Sea Salt to taste


Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 810mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 438IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 6mg