Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl

by Marla on March 17, 2014 · 73 comments

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Looking for a tasty lunch or dinner that you can easily pack in your lunchbox too? This Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl will warm you up on feisty winter days.

It will provide you with great flavors & energy any time of year though! Adjust the level of spice with more or less Sriracha sauce. Dig in!

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I love sauces. All kinds of sauces.

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl | FamilyFreshCooking.com

As a matter of fact…I’m deeply passionate about this Sriracha sauce I came up with. You can make this dish in a pinch.

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl | FamilyFreshCooking.com

For some reason (I’m not quite sure why) I took great pleasure in photographing cutlery with quinoa, sauce & chicken separately…

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Hopefully you can cook up this recipe ASAP. You sure will be glad you did!

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Enjoy!

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry Quinoa, cook according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast, trim into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Shallots, diced
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha (you can adjust more or less)
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 cup Green Onion, chopped
  • Fresh Cilantro

Method

  • Fluff cooked quinoa with a fork & set aside.
  • Melt coconut oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Sauté shallots a few minutes until softened. Add chicken & cook until browned on each side, flipping a few times with tongs. Whisk together honey, lime juice & Sriracha sauce in a bowl.
  • Add the sauce & simmer uncovered for about 8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. Stirring often. Sauce will thicken a bit as it cooks. Season to taste with pepper & garlic salt.
  • Finish with a handful of fresh cilantro and green onion. Serve over quinoa.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2014/03/17/spicy-sriracha-chicken-quinoa-bowl-recipe/

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1 Averie @ Averie Cooks March 17, 2014 at 5:45 am

Marla this is gorgeous!!! the colors, the light, the SRIRACHA! Love it. Pinned :)

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2 Marla March 17, 2014 at 5:53 am

Thank ya Averie!! XO

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3 Rosa March 17, 2014 at 5:55 am

Scrumptious! I am a big fan of chilli sauces in general…

Cheers,

Rosa

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4 Marla March 17, 2014 at 7:35 am

Thanks Rosa!! I figured you loved your spice :)

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5 JulieD March 17, 2014 at 6:05 am

Looks fabulous, Marla!! I love the spicy with the quinoa!

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6 Marla March 17, 2014 at 7:36 am

Hi Julie! The quinoa is a great balance with all that spicy!

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7 Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen March 17, 2014 at 6:07 am

I love this! Sriracha isn’t incorporated into nearly enough recipes. My bf and I have been trying to eat a bit healthier lately in preparation for swimsuit season, so I will definitely be giving this a try!

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8 Marla March 17, 2014 at 7:35 am

Bikini season?! Oh dear, yes it is coming up soon huh?! I’m with you Maggie, this is the kind of food to eat to get back into those bikinis!

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9 Sharon March 17, 2014 at 6:32 am

This dish looks absolutely incredible! I love spicy anything. ;) Thanks for the link love as well. Have a great week. :)

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10 Marla March 17, 2014 at 7:34 am

You are sooooo welcome Sharon. Your recipe looks wonderful :)

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11 Leah March 17, 2014 at 6:48 am

This looks so awesome! Great pictures! Definitely going to give it a try :) Love a good chicken and quinoa bowl.

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12 Marla March 17, 2014 at 7:32 am

Thanks so much!! I’m obsessed with quinoa bowls too :)

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13 Julie @ Table for Two March 17, 2014 at 7:16 am

Omg, this looks like the best bowl for dinner! I’m seriously LOVING the flavors!

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14 Marla March 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

Thanks Julie! Never can get enough Sriracha ;)

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15 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles March 17, 2014 at 7:19 am

This looks utterly fabulous to me, Marla!!

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16 Marla March 17, 2014 at 7:33 am

Thanks so much Brenda!! Hopefully you can try really soon :)

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17 Heather Christo March 17, 2014 at 7:44 am

This looks so freaking good Marla!! I want t for breakfast right now!

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18 Rita March 17, 2014 at 8:08 am

This looks and sounds so yummy! :o)

I’m searching for your Sriracha sauce recipe, but am unable to locate it. Do you have it posted somewhere?

Thanks!

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19 Maria March 17, 2014 at 8:24 am

Great for lunch or dinner!

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20 Jennie @themessybakerblog March 17, 2014 at 8:42 am

Sriracha is my absolute favorite condiment. Love that sauce. Love these bowls!

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21 Evelyn March 17, 2014 at 9:19 am

This looks amazing!!

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22 Amanda March 17, 2014 at 10:27 am

Perfect dish. Love the spicy sriracha flavor :)

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23 Sandy@ReluctantEntertainer March 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

Gorgeous! Love making bowls lately, we’re having farro bowls tonight! Pinned to my Quinoa and Farro board! Thanks Marla!

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24 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

This is brilliant!! Why don’t I use sriracha as a sauce more often?!

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25 Kevin @ Closet Cooking March 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

So nice and simple and tasty!

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26 Stacey March 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Looks yummy!!!! But does the lime juice go in with the honey???

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27 Laura (Tutti Dolci) March 17, 2014 at 4:09 pm

These are the best flavors, gorgeous bowl!

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28 ashley - baker by nature March 17, 2014 at 4:39 pm

This is so healthy and gorgeous! Cannot wait to try!

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29 Tieghan March 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm

Some of my favorite flavors in this gorgeous bowl! Amazing Marla! :)

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30 Marla March 18, 2014 at 5:28 am

Thanks girl!!

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31 Sandra March 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Do you just garnish with the lime juice or does that go in the sauce or in with the chicken?

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32 Marla March 18, 2014 at 5:27 am

Hi! Thanks for the reminder ~ it goes in the sauce. I will change in the recipe :)

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33 Kimmie March 18, 2014 at 7:11 am

I also garnished with extra lime juice…I can never get enough lime.

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34 Marla March 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Very good idea! A lot of lime is a GREAT thing indeed :)

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35 Kimmie March 18, 2014 at 7:10 am

I made this last night, but subbed in tofu for the bird. It was really good! Got plenty of leftovers.

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36 Marla March 18, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Ahhhhh. The tofu is so smart for a meatless meal!

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37 Jackie {The Beeroness} March 18, 2014 at 11:38 am

This look like the most perfect lunch ever.

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38 kelley {mountain mama cooks} March 18, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Hot damn, this looks good! So my kind of meal! xo

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39 Kathy @ Olives & Garlic March 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Marla, my hubs is going to love this. We are Sriracha addicts. Making this tomorrow night. YUm

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40 Marla March 18, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Awesome Kathy! Hope y’all enjoy it :)

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41 Stephanie March 18, 2014 at 6:50 pm

This was SO yummy. My sons ate the whole batch and immediately demanded more. Thank you for posting this.

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42 Marla March 18, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Oh yay! I am so happy you were able to try this recipe so quickly & that is was a great hit!! Thanks for letting me know :)

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43 Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes March 19, 2014 at 6:54 am

Thanks Marla for linking to my dish! I love your quinoa bowl, and sriracha is my favourite ingredient!!

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44 Amy - Borrowed Salt March 21, 2014 at 11:16 am

I would love to make a veggie version of this with squash, mushrooms, peppers, broccoli…. Great sauce!

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45 Marla March 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

A veggie version sounds awesome! Go for it!

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46 Sandra Miller March 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Oh my, this is so good! A friend and I had it for lunch today with some steam broccoli added to the bowl. So good and will definitely be eaten regularly at my house.

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47 Marla March 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Yay! So happy you & a pal enjoyed this. I must have some with the broccoli next time ~ perfect idea!

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48 Jessica March 24, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I’m very sensitive to spices but this looks so good! Could I substitute soy sauce and some red pepper flakes for the sriracha?

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49 Marla March 24, 2014 at 4:35 pm

You can try! Add some fish sauce too to get those flavors in Sriracha.

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50 Kristin March 31, 2014 at 11:08 am

Do you happen to know the nutritional info for this? I’m doing weight watchers that’s why I’m wondering. I know it has got to be weight watchers friendly. I’m just wondering exactly how many points. Going to make this tonight. Can’t wait!

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51 Marla March 31, 2014 at 5:47 pm

Hi Kristin, sorry I don’t know the nutritional info.

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52 I_Fortuna April 3, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Wow! That looks like enough hot sauce to choke a horse! This looks delicious though. Think I will use a bit less. Thanks for this delicious looking recipe. I am sick of my own! LOL

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53 Marla April 6, 2014 at 9:31 am

Ha! Hopefully not ;) Lots of folks have enjoyed the ratios here & had no problem. Making adjustments to suit your palate is always a smart thing to do though. Enjoy!

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54 Rosalind April 4, 2014 at 11:51 am

this sounds awesome…. but I’m wondering… I have a little over a pound of shrimp thawing out. what are your thoughts on maybe cutting the recipe in half and using the shrimp instead of chicken?

I WILL try it with chicken some time! It sounds just YUMMY!

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55 Marla April 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

The shrimp sounds wonderful!! Go for it :)

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56 Denise April 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Thanks for linking to my blog!
Your quinoa bowl looks great, love the honey-sriracha combo, sweet and hot, yum!

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57 Marla April 6, 2014 at 9:28 am

Thanks Denise!! Happy to share your blog :)

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58 Allie April 7, 2014 at 11:42 am

I’m new to using coconut oil – 1/4 cup sounds like a lot?

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59 Angela April 8, 2014 at 1:37 pm

I have a diabetic son and am watching out for nutrition info. Do you have the nutrition info on this? Especially the carbs, protein, fats and sugars?

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60 Tomasz April 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Great recipe! I liked a lot, but I wish it had more sauce. I also ended up using less chicken than the recipe called for. My wife could not finish this dish–It was too spicy for her :) I wonder if adding a bit of tomato sauce would make it saucier and maybe some cream could tone it down a bit? Would not be as healthy that’s for sure…

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61 Marla April 10, 2014 at 7:51 pm

You can try either or both of those options to tone down the spice ~ bet it would be great!

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62 Jaclyn April 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Love these photos and love this chicken! I’ve got to try this, sriracha is the best!

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63 Kristin May 21, 2014 at 7:53 am

How can I find out the nutritional info for this?

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64 Marla May 21, 2014 at 8:13 am

There are online nutrition counters for you to learn more. I do not have any to refer you to though. Good luck!

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