Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Haitian Style Chicken over Quinoa

Have you ever eaten quinoa? Me either, until tonight. I have read that it is a super food and well I get tired of rice and potatoes over and over for a side so I thought I would give it a try......Im impressed! My rice hating 5 year old had 2 helpings! Anyways, the star of the dish is the chicken. It has a very nice flavor to it. The sauce is great mixed in with the quinoa. Yumm, I will be making this again!

Haitian Style Chicken
Adapted from Sandy on CFYF

1/2 onion-chopped
1/2 serrano pepper- seeds removed and minced
Juice of 2 limes
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
2T canola oil
1C orange juice
1/4C water
1/4t dried thyme
1/2t salt
1/2t black pepper

-Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes, mince onions and pepper
-Heat oil in a large saucepan over med-high heat. Add chicken and cook until brown on all sides.
-Add in onion and pepper, cooking 3 mor eminutes
-Stir in lime juice, orange juice, water, thyme, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil
-Reduce heat to low and partially cover, simmer for 30 minutes.

Basic Quinoa
1C quinoa
1C chicken broth
1C water

-In a small saucepan bring water and broth to a boil.
-Pour in quinoa and return to boil.
-Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes

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