Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl – a very simple combination of sweet and spicy flavored chicken served over quinoa.
Can you believe it is March already?
These last two months passed so quickly for me.
Today I’m sharing another protein packed quinoa bowl recipe, perfect for lunch or dinner.
Ready in just 30 minutes, this dish is easy to prepare and reheat.
I’ve had my eyes on this quinoa bowl recipe from one of my favorite bloggers – Marla, for a long time.
I recently decided to finally make it.
Turned out amazing, just what I was looking for.
Sriracha seems to be everywhere these days and I always have some in my pantry.
I use it as a ketchup substitute, in sauces and soups.
And since this dish combines my love for both quinoa and Sriracha, I’ll definitely be making it again!
The amount of Sriracha could be adjusted to your taste.
For some reason I’m a huge fan of the sweet and spicy combination in this sauce (honey-Sriracha), which I think will go awesome with some chicken wings.
If you like sweet and spicy, one bowl meals, this one might be just for you!
Full of protein, gluten free, this dish will definitely boost your energy and keep you full.
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Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl
FOR THE QUINOA:
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 2 cups water
FOR THE CHICKEN:
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 2 pounds (1 kg) chicken breast, cut into bite size cubes
- 1 small red onion — , diced
- 1/4 cup Sriracha — ( more or less, according to taste, keep in mind Sriracha is hot)
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
- 1/2 tbsp sesame seeds — (optional)
- fresh cilantro for garnishing
To cook the quinoa:
Rinse quinoa 2-3 times with cold water. In a deep large skillet, combine water (chicken stock) and quinoa and bring to a boil. Then reduce to a simmer. Cook until liquid is absorbed. Optional: season with salt. Fluff with fork.
To cook chicken:
In a large sauce pan meltt coconut oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked, fluffing a few times with thongs (6-7 minutes). Season with salt and pepper.
Whisk together honey, Sriracha and lemon juice in a bowl.
Add sauce to the pan and cook for about 8 more minutes. Chicken should be cooked through and sauce will thicken.
Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Top with scallions, sesame seeds and fresh cilantro.
Quinoa bowls are the best, Mira! This looks so flavorful with that sriracha sauce. What a delicious protein-packed meal!
Very very Nice Tasty Recipe….
I am obsessed with sriracha at the moment and I love it with honet. The flavours combine so nicely. Great recipe!
That was meant to say honey haha
haha thanks Dannii 🙂
I love bowls packed with goodness like this one! The honey sriracha flavor is perfect. I can’t wait to try this at home. This is the perfect weeknight meal!
I hope you like it Ashley!
Mira, I cannot wait to try this!!! this looks sooooooo good and I love Marla’s blog!!! pinned and totally trying this!
Thanks so much Alice!!!
Holy cow! Could our minds be any more in sync?? I have a chicken quinoa bowl recipe scheduled to go up tomorrow! Um, sorry but that is just too awesome in my mind. 😀 Anyway this seriously looks SO amazing, Mira! Absolutely stunning photos too! I love love the lighting!
How fun!!! I just can’t wait to see your quinoa bowl recipe Sarah 🙂 Thank you so much! (it is all natural light :))
This looks delicious! I was just on my way to get some breakfast, now I want this! hehe! – www.domesticgeekgirl.com
We’re all about that sriracha in my house, too. My boyfriend won’t eat any brand but the one with the rooster on the front of the jar. Since we’ve been eating healthier these days, I’ve been enjoying experimenting with quinoa dishes. I can’t wait to make this for a weeknight dinner.
Thanks Erin! We buy the same band 🙂
Lovely, Mira! I made something a bit similar myself a few days ago, but what a great idea to serve it with quinoa!
I love sweet and spicy combos, so this looks perfect to me! Definitely need to give this one a try! Pinned!
Mira, this looks fantastic! I love the sound of that honey-sriracha combination, and this sounds like such a quick meal to put together. Pinned!
Thank you Marcie!!!
This looks amazing, Mira! I love that you used quinoa – a fun twist on what is usually served with rice. Yum!
this looks SO good! I Love Quinoa and my fiance would be in love with this chicken! perfection!
I Love quinoa it´s my all time favorite! This combination rocks.
Honey Sriracha is such a delicious combination, with quinoa it will be healthy too! Good recipe, Mira! sure my taste! pinning
This looks wonderful! I love honey sriracha chicken! Love it with quinoa!
I love this protein packed sweet & spice combo. I can never get enough protein, sure, I might enjoy my spaghetti once a week, but an hour later I’m craving cookies and more sugar! Not good. This looks like a dish I’d love to “cheat” ha and order out =)
Glad you like it Laura! It is totally worth cheating!
The chicken looks amazing Mira 🙂 I might make this for lunch today, looks too good.
You know I’m all about that quinoa (and that sriracha). This chicken looks so spicy and delicious. The perfect, healthy meal to quickly whip up on a busy weeknight.
Gosh, I am with you! I love sweet and spicy together! This dish looks perfect for a weeknight meal! Love it!
This quinoa bowl looks absolutely incredible, Mira! We love the sweet and spicy combo too and this would be a sure favorite at our house!
Mira this looks sooo good. I love the color of the chicken!!! Yum!
This quinoa bowl looks absolutely amazing!! So bright and flavorful! Dying!!
I love the combination of hot & spicy sriracha and sweet honey! Amazing! Such a great recipe when paired with quinoa, too. Pinning!
Hi Mira! I’ve been admiring your recipes over on Pinterest for awhile now and decided to finally pop over for a visit. Your photos are so mouthwatering, I just wanna stick a fork in my screen! BTW, I love sriracha and sounds absolutely amazing with this chicken.
Thanks so much for stopping by Christine! I love your blog! Heading over to see what’s new 🙂
I love quinoa and with chicken is great. This recipe might be delicious, the pictures are mouthwatering , but to my taste I would not use Sriracha, and even though I love coconut, I would choose another oil, coconut oil is way too fat.
Thank you for all these quinoa recipes.
Thanks for your feedback Regina! I try to share various recipes and understand that not everyone of my readers will love or even try them! I love Sriracha and that’s why I used it! Any how sauce or hot peppers should work.Of course vegetable oil could be used. I’m aware of the fact that some people consider coconut oil fattening and unhealthy I’m not a food or healthy eating expert and can’t really argue that, but still use it from time to time.
I love the vibrant flavor in this dish and it’s so healthy to serve the chicken over quinoa instead of white rice! Your photos are stunning as usually 🙂
I love, love, LOVE honey sriracha! Will be trying this recipe out for dinner one day this week! 🙂
You had me at Sriracha! I am pinning!
thank you so much for stopping by Marjorie!
I love sweet and spicy so this bowl of goodness is calling my name! What a delicious dinner!
I have just started to discover these quinoa bowls recently. Thank you for a beautiful recipe, I will try it one of these days!
Thanks Marija! So glad you like it 🙂
Oh my goodness this looks so yummy! I’m always looking for more ways to work more quinoa into my diet and sriracha is just the best with… well… everything (except maybe desserts)! Can’t wait to try this out!
We made this last night for dinner, my 7 year old helped. It was super easy to make and was absolutely delicious! The entire family loved it.
I just made this amazing recipe for dinner – a beautiful blend of flavors and very easy to prepare! My 16-year old son’s friend asked if I’d give the recipe to his mom! That says a lot!
Glad you liked it Susan! Thanks for your honest opinion!!!
Looks like only Robee understands what leaving a review means 🙂
Great that looks and sounds good, and it does, but want to read “review” comments from those who actually made it!
Like Robee, I did make it! And it was a very good dish, one I’ll make many times. My only suggestion is to double up on the sauce which helped make its way into the quinoa! So if you like saucy, double up, if not leave as is!
Thanks Tom! Feel free to double up the sauce, I do not like not too saucy, that’s why the recipe is as it is. Will make a note for the people who like saucy dishes.
I made the sriracha chicken last night. It was SOOO good!! Thank you. : )
So glad you liked it!
I see chicken stock in parenthesis next to water for the quinoa instructions. Do you use water or chicken broth, or is the broth optional?
Hi, I personally prefer water, but chicken stock is an optional substitute. Hope this helps.
I recently found I had a lot of food allergies and I have been looking for good recipes that are not boring and plain. I made this tonight, first time ever making chicken and something like this myself(I’m 17). This was so good! I forgot to salt the quinoa so definitely will next time. This was a great recipe and healthy, also first time using sriracha.
Glad you liked it! Have a nice weekend!