This One Pot Braised Chicken with Quinoa with added mushrooms and green peas is a complete meal that is satisfying and cooks in under an hour. It is the perfect weeknight meal when you need something easy, healthy, and delicious.
Melt butter in a large sauté pot over medium-high heat.
In a small bowl, mix sea salt, black pepper, and marjoram. Rub the seasoning mix over chicken thighs. Place the chicken tights in the sautéing pot and brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
Stir in garlic and let it sauté for 30 seconds until it releases its flavor. Then pour in ½ cup chicken stock. Toss in fresh thyme and bring to boil. Lower the heat and cover. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
Move the meat to the sides of the pot to make room in the center for mushrooms. Stir in the mushrooms and scrape the bottom of the pan to lift brown bits. Let mushrooms sauté for a few minutes until they release their juice and shrink in size.
Stir in quinoa and pour in the rest of the chicken stock. Bring to boil, then lower the heat and toss in the green peas. Cover and let simmer 15 minutes.
Turn the heat off keeping the lid on. Let rest for 10 minutes before fluffing with a fork.