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Low FODMAP Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Chicken

Low FODMAP Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Chicken

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Low Lactose


30-minute Low FODMAP Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Chicken is an easy low FODMAP meal made with just 10 flavor-packed ingredients. It features a fresh cilantro lime sauce soaked into a mix of hearty whole-grain quinoa, tender chicken bites, and sauteed bell pepper.




  1. Rinse quinoa (if needed) and cook according to package instructions (or per your preferred method), using low FODMAP broth instead of water. I like to use an Instant Pot pressure cooker to cook the quinoa: 1-minute pressure cook on high, followed by 10 minutes of naturally releasing the pressure. When using an Instant Pot, the amount of broth needs to be reduced to 1.5 cups of liquid per 1 cup of quinoa
  2. Meanwhile, heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Toss chicken cubes in taco seasoning. Add chicken to skillet. Cook until the chicken is almost done.
  3. Add the diced bell pepper and continue to cook until the chicken is done (edges are lightly browned and the inside is no longer pink), and the pepper pieces are fork-tender.
  4. Place the remaining ¼ cup low FODMAP broth, cilantro, green onion tops, lime juice, and garlic-infused oil into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  5. Add the cooked quinoa and sauce into the skillet with the chicken. Stir to mix.
  6. Serve warm.

Storage: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Freezing is not recommended.


Low FODMAP Serving: One serving (1/4 of this recipe) uses low FODMAP amounts of ingredients at the time of publication. Please refer to the Monash FODMAP app or FODMAP Friendly app for more information about specific ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: low FODMAP, gluten free, dairy free, chicken, easy meal,