Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Chicken

This week has been one for the record books! For starters, it's Sriracha Week. No complaints here. So what if I made up my own week like Shark Week? Sriracha Week for the win! Also, I am featured on my friend Niki's blog Glossy Blonde, so be sure to check out my Q&A with her and a chance for you to win something fabulous! 

Keeping with the spicy theme this week, I am featuring a twist on your traditional sweet & spicy chicken by kicking it up a notch with what other than, Sriracha, duh! Then I served it atop some garlicky quinoa instead of white or brown rice, because no matter what the new trend is right now, I am still obsessed with quinoa. You can easily monitor how spicy you want this dish by simply cutting down on the amount of Sriracha you use. The honey helps to cut through the spice, and leaves you with a nice sweet flavor. 

Sweet & Spicy Sriracha Chicken
Serves 2

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha
  • 1/4 honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp. green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • chopped green onion & cilantro for garnish

In a small bowl, whisk together the Sriracha, honey, lime juice, and green onion. Set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in the yellow onion and cook until translucent; about 5 minutes. Add in the chopped chicken and cook until cooked through and slightly browned.

Once the chicken is cooked, add in the Sriracha honey sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens and reduces by half.  

To serve, split the quinoa between 2 bowls. Top with the sweet & spicy chicken then garnish with more green onions and cilantro.

This post is in no way sponsored by Sriracha. Posts are based solely on my taste buds.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely idea! This Thai hot sauce really is versatile. And nice touch on adding that glaze of honey, as it’s perfect for contrasting the heat of Sriracha, but I think a nice spoonful of butter or sweetened cream could work as well. Thanks for sharing!

    Diane Baker @ Alej Rest



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