Buckwheat with Chicken


Buckwheat in my parents’ home is like Macaroni and Cheese in an American home. So as you may assume, we ate a lot of it growing up!

I’m not sure why the popularity of buckwheat is rather on the low end here, because you can make some really delicious meals with it! (I personally love to add it into my soup).


So, when my dad decided to make buckwheat with chicken, conveniently while we were visiting, we didn’t waste any time; We knew this was a family recipe that should be shared with you!

There are several reasons why this recipe is really great. First, It’s very easy! There’s no draining of water required, like you would with pastas. Buckwheat absorbs the water just like rice does (So you can go ahead and not worry about those steam burns!) We made the chicken part of this recipe convenient for everyone: we used canned chicken. I know, I know, why wasn’t the slow cooker doing its job?!? Well, we just did it this way because just like everyone else, we all get super busy! But guess what, it still tastes great!

The cooked onions mixed with the chicken and buckwheat is such a great and delicious combination. Also, try our beef goulash with buckwheat!

Maybe this dish will replace a few Mac N Cheese meals in your home..

Buckwheat with Chicken

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 cup buckwheat
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 of canned chicken or slow-cooked pulled chicken
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt


  1. Salt water and bring it to a boil, then add buckwheat. Cover and set on low for 30 minutes making sure water is boiling the whole time. Set aside.
  2. Add half an onion into oiled skillet, cooking until golden.
  3. Add cut chicken and allow for it cook with onions for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and add to buckwheat. Serve!
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