Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl – a very simple combination of sweet and spicy flavored chicken served over quinoa.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl [1]

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl

Hi guys!

Happy Wednesday! 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 [2], for a long time.

I recently decided to finally make it.

Turned out amazing, just what I was looking for.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl [3]

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl

 

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!

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl [4]

Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl

 

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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl - a very simple combination of sweet and spicy flavored chicken served over quinoa. 

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 415 kcal
Ingredients
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
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha (or more according to taste)
  • 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
Instructions
To cook the quinoa:
  1. 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:
  1. 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.
  2. Whisk together honey, Sriracha and lemon juice in a bowl.
  3. Add sauce to the pan and cook for about 8 more minutes. Chicken should be cooked through and sauce will thicken.
  4. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Top with scallions, sesame seeds and fresh cilantro.
Recipe Notes

Adapted from Marla Meridith

Nutrition Facts
Honey Sriracha Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1099mg 46%
Potassium 804mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 36g 72%
Vitamin A 3.2%
Vitamin C 25.1%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 12.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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