Spicy Thai Chicken with Coconut Lime Quinoa
Spicy Thai Chicken with Coconut Lime Quinoa is tender, moist chicken simmered in a spicy Thai sauce and paired with creamy coconut lime quinoa. Sweet, spicy and sticky, this Spicy Thai Chicken with Coconut Lime Quinoa is sure to be your new favorite 30 minute meal!
Thai Chili Sauce and Chicken
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 - 4 thin chicken breasts
- 3/4 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 4 - 6 garlic cloves minced
- 1 lime juiced
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons sriracha or more to taste
Coconut Lime Quinoa
- 2 cups quinoa
- 13 ounce can of coconut milk
- 1 1/4 cup chicken stock
- 2 limes juiced
- 1/3 cup peanuts chopped
- 3 tablespoons cilantro chopped
To make this Spicy Thai Chicken with Coconut Lime Quinoa, start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees and then start making your sauce. In a medium saucepan combine the chili sauce, soy sauce, minced garlic, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice and sriracha and bring to a low boil over medium high heat.
While your sauce is cooking, add olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium high heat. You can also use a grill pan if you have one. Add chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes a side before moving the chicken breasts to a 9 x 9 baking dish.
Pour 3/4 of the chili sauce over the chicken and then move the baking pan to the oven to cook for 20 minutes. While your chicken is cooking, make your coconut lime quinoa. Add 2 cups of uncooked quinoa, one can of coconut milk and chicken stock to a medium sized sauce pan, cover and cook per package instruction cooking times. Once cooked, squeeze and stir in juice of two limes.
Once your chicken has cooked and your quinoa is done, serve up your quinoa on a big family platter, add the chicken and drizzle on the remaining sauce. Garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro.
Serving: 6g | Calories: 265.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.6g | Protein: 14.9g | Fat: 13.1g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.5g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 850mg | Potassium: 148.9mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 8.4g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.8mg