Wellness: Easy Crock Pot Chicken, Kale, & Quinoa Stew

Editor's Note: Katie has found the balance between health and performance which is crucial for her job as a Pilates Instructor at the esteemed re;AB Pilates in New York City. She's also in the running for Women's Health Magazine's Next Fitness Star. Go vote for her. 

Katie Yip Easy Crock Pot Chicken, Kale, and Quinoa Stew

Healthy Crock Pot Chicken, Kale & Quinoa Stew

By Katie Yip
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This crockpot recipe is one of my favorite, simple, yet delicious meals to make when I don't have a copious amount of time to cook. The chicken, kale, and quinoa merry well together to create a light and healthy stew for dinner or lunch. Enjoy!



  • 2 lbs of chicken breast (cut into 1-2inch chunks)
  • 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1-2 tbsp of garlic
  • 1/3 cup of quinoa
  • 1/3 cup of chopped carrots
  • 1/3 cup of chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup of chopped onions
  • 1 cup of kale (added in the last 20 minutes of cooking)


  1. Coat and toss chicken breast chunks in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place into crockpot.
  2. Add in chopped vegetables (carrot, celery, & onion), quinoa, and garlic into crockpot.
  3. Set crockpot to low temperature setting. Cook for 7-8 hours.
  4. Chop 1 cup of kale and add into the crockpot. Cook until kale has reached desired consistency.

Optional: I love adding avocado to this dish to incorporate some healthy omega-3 fats into this dish!