Honey Garlic Chicken over Mushroom and Onion Quinoa Recipe | Crescent Foods | Home Meat Delivery

Honey Garlic Chicken over Mushroom and Onion Quinoa

This is a weeknight  meal that you will feel good about! Quinoa is a delicious healthier substitution to rice. The flavors all work amazing together for that sweet and savory bite. 

Ingredients 

Chicken Preparation 

Honey Garlic Sauce Preparation 

  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 4 garlic cloves minced 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste 

Quinoa Preparation 

  • 1 cup quinoa 
  • 2 cups water 
  • 8 oz package of sliced mushrooms 
  • 2 large onions sliced 
  • Salt & pepper to taste 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 

Garnish 

Chopped Parsley & Green onions 

Method: 

Quinoa 

  • Rinse the quinoa very well. Add it into a small pot. To that, add 2 cups of water and a sprinkle of salt. Bring this to a boil. Once boiling, bring it to a simmer and let it continue cooking for about 15 minutes making sure to stir every once in a while till cooked. (No water should be left) 
  • In the meantime, sauté the sliced mushrooms in 1-2 tbsp of olive oil with salt and pepper till caramelized which takes 10-12 minutes. Set the onions aside once cooked and then add the mushrooms with another tbsp of olive oil and cook for 5 minutes till tender with salt and pepper. Mix with the onion. 

Sauce 

  • Mix all the honey garlic sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside. 

Chicken 

  • Clean the chicken thighs from any extra fat. Season both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and Italian seasoning. 
  • Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil to a nonstick skillet pan. Place on medium to high heat. Once hot, add the chicken thighs to the pan. You should hear a sizzle. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side till you get a golden sear. Then add the sauce in between and on top of the chicken. Cover with a lid. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Then baste the chicken with the sauce, meaning spoon the sauce over the chicken constantly for another 2 minutes. *Make sure chicken is cooked through before serving. 

How to plate the dish 

  • Layer the mushroom onion sauté on top of the cooked quinoa and garnish with diced green onions and a touch of salt. 
  • Plate the chicken either on top or next to the quinoa with parsley as garnish. Drizzle some of more of the sauce on top of the quinoa and chicken. 
  • ENJOY! 

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