Mid Week Makeover ~ Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl

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I think my team has been watching too much My Kitchen Rules :)  I haven’t watched it, not because I didn’t want to, but because channel 7 programs don’t load quickly enough for me online and it drives me mental when it takes 2 hours to watch an hour long show because it keeps stopping and buffering.  Still, when one of my team stuck her head in the door declaring today’s dish a “10 out of 10″, I knew it had to be good!

Mid week makeover is all about using previous dishes or ingredients to have a quick mid week meal when everyone is on the go.  My fridge is currently stacked with food for the family because of my colossal cooking extravaganza this weekend but this was prepared especially for a lunchtime treat for my awesome team.  I will miss them so much♥

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Thai chicken Quinoa Bowl ~ (serves 4)
Recipe from How Sweet Eats
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
2 leftover chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
2/3 cup chopped carrots
2/3 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
½ cup freshly chopped coriander
sauce
4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
2 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoon canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoon creamy peanut butter, melted
1 garlic clove (optional)
1 lime, juice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Prepare quinoa according to directions, which will most likely call for a ratio of 1:2 quinoa to liquid (I used chicken stock rather than plain water).

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While quinoa is cooking, combine all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and whisk well to combine.

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Once quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid, stir in the sauce and toss well to coat.  Add in chicken, carrots, and celery, stirring to combine. Stir in the peanuts and coriander and serve.

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Enjoy with friends or store leftovers for easy lunches!

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Thai Chicken Quinoa Bowl
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Recipe type: Mid Week Makeover
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Thai chicken Quinoa Bowl
  • Recipe from How Sweet Eats
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • ⅔ cup chopped carrots
  • ⅔ cup chopped celery
  • ½ cup chopped peanuts
  • ½ cup freshly chopped coriander
  • sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon creamy peanut butter, melted
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • 1 lime, juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa according to directions, which will most likely call for a ratio of 1:2 quinoa to liquid (I used chicken stock rather than plain water).
  2. While quinoa is cooking, combine all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and whisk well to combine. Once quinoa has absorbed all of the liquid, stir in the sauce and toss well to coat. Add in chicken, carrots, and celery, stirring to combine. Stir in the peanuts and coriander and serve.

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