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Grilled Chicken Recipe with Vegetables and Quinoa

Try this tasty Grilled Chicken Recipe with Vegetables and Quinoa bowl that is loaded with flavor. Learn how to make a marinade for chicken and vegetables.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
marinate 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 1126kcal


For the Chicken:

  • 3 pounds of assorted chicken parts breasts, thighs, legs
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of dry oregano
  • 5 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

For the Vegetables:

  • 2 thickly sliced zucchini
  • 2 thickly sliced squash
  • 1 thickly sliced sweet onion
  • 1 peeled and thickly sliced egg plant
  • 1 pint of assorted cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups of balsamic vinaigrette
  • 4 cups of cooked quinoa
  • 1 ounce of unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 1/4 cup of chiffonade fresh basil
  • fresh grated Parmesan cheese


  • Place the chicken parts in plastic slider bags and add in the olive oil, oregano, garlic, lemon juice and lemon zest, toss around and marinate overnight or for at least 1 hour.
  • Next, place the vegetables in a plastic slider bag and add in the balsamic vinaigrette, toss around, and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Once everything is done marinating, season the chicken with salt and pepper and place the chicken on the grill first (450° to 550°) and cook on all sides until golden brown and cooked through out.
  • About half way though the chicken cooking seaon the vegetables with salt and pepper and grill until brown and until the vegetables are al dente.
  • When the quinoa is finished cooking finish it with butter, salt and pepper.
  • Serve the quinoa alongside the roasted vegetables and chicken in a bowl. Top off with basil and Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 1126kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 1830mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20665IU | Vitamin C: 67.5mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 7.9mg