Spicy Thai Chicken and Quinoa
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- Whisk all the sauce ingredients together. Set aside about ½ cup sauce to marinade the chicken. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the sauce to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes or so until the sauce has thickened.
- In a separate pot, cook the quinoa according to package directions.
- Place the chicken in a bag or bowl with the reserved ½ cup sauce to marinate. Return to the refrigerator and let it all hang out for 30 minutes or so, while the sauce thickens. Shake off excess marinade and transfer to a hot grill pan or skillet. Let the chicken cook for a few minutes on each side, until no longer pink, brushing periodically with the thickened sauce.
- Plate the quinoa on a large platter and top with the chicken. Brush the whole thing with extra sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro, peanuts, and chili flakes.
Notes: For the chili sauce, use “Thai Style Chili Sauce.’ Leftover sauce can be frozen and used for this recipe again. Nutrition is for 6 servings using half of the total sauce amount since you will probably have extra sauce.
Yields: 4-6 servings. Recipe Source: Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum
- For the Spicy Thai Sauce:
- ½ cup Thai style chili sauce (see notes)
- ½ cup water or chicken broth
- ¼ cup Wholesome Organic Blue Agave
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp Wholesome Organic Light Brown Sugar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- For the Chicken:
- 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 cups uncooked quinoa
- chopped peanuts, cilantro, and chili flakes for topping