Sticky Honey-Lime Chicken and Quinoa
One of my favorite things to use in the kitchen nowadays is quinoa! It’s healthy, lite, and can be used in more ways than I think I’m aware of yet. For me, I love rice and pasta. And it was always a bummer to think I couldn’t eat them every day without feeling the weight of it. But, thank the LAWD for quinoa because I am loving how amazing I feel after eating it and how it tricks my palate into thinking I’m eating rice. Ya know?
For this recipe I was really craving a sticky chicken with rice. So I opted for a healthier version! And won’t just say this recipe is delicious and leaves you feeling amazing, but it’s also so easy. When I made it the other night for dinner I remember looking at my husband and saying, “I don’t have anything to do…” Usually I am chopping tons of ingredients while five pots are on the stove and filling the sink with dishes. Oh my, was it a breath of fresh air to cook something like this for a change!
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- 1 cup plain quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 lime, halved
- 1/2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 tsp lime zest
Place olive oil, garlic powder, honey, soy sauce and half of a lime juiced into zip lock baggy with some cracked salt & pepper. Add chicken breasts and set aside for 30 minutes or up to 5 hours to marinate.
For quinoa, bring your water and chicken broth to a boil and cook according to package.
While quinoa is cooking, take chicken that has marinated and grill or cook in a pan 3-4 minutes on both sides, or until cooked through.
Take lime zest, cilantro and juice of other lime half and combine with cooked quinoa. Serve with chicken and enjoy!!