Recipe: Honey Garlic Chicken & Quinoa

Honey Garlic Chicken & QuinoaRice is a staple in our house, but this time I decided to make a dish using quinoa (thanks to my friend and fellow Delicious Dish Tuesday co-host Amanda from Coping With Frugality, who happens to have suggested quite a few recipes using quinoa). This was our first experience with Quinoa; the kids weren’t huge fans, but my husband and I loved it.  We also all loved this recipe so much that I’ve made it twice in the past week (last night with rice for the kids and quinoa for the adults).  If you like green onions they add a nice flavor, but it’s great without them too (still looks pretty amazing)!

Honey Garlic Chicken with QuinoaEnjoy!

Honey, Garlic, Soy Chicken & Quinoa
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 1 cup dry Quinoa, cook according to package directions
  2. 3 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 3 pounds Chicken Breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  5. 1/3 cup Honey
  6. 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  7. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  9. Garlic Salt
  10. 1/2 cup Green Onion, chopped
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
  2. Melt coconut oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add garlic and cook until golden.
  3. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned.
  4. Whisk together honey, lime juice, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a bowl.
  5. Add the sauce to chicken and simmer uncovered for about 8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through, stirring often. Sauce will thicken a bit as it cooks.
  6. Serve chicken over quinoa, drizzling some of the sauce over the top.
  7. Season to taste with garlic salt.
  8. Finish with a handful of green onion.
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  1. Jennifer Y says

    This looks yummy!! Thanks for the recipe! We use quinoa, too. I haven’t made it in a while, so I am looking forward to reintroducing it. πŸ™‚ I cook it in my rice cooker. I put some sesame oil in and hear it up a bit, then throw in the quinoa and stir. Add liquid, a splash of rice vinegar sometimes, and cook! Stir in some scallions and it is great for a stir fry. πŸ™‚

  2. Jennifer Y says

    *heat it up, not hear. Haha! That’s what I get for posting with my phone and not proofreading!

  3. Katie Klein says

    This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will be bookmarking this to my recipe list for sure.

  4. This looks so so good! Honey garlic chicken sounds perfect right now; come cook for me!! And I’ve never had quinoa but I’d love to try it, especially if you and Amanda both recommend it πŸ™‚

  5. Robin Cabrini says

    Yum! I am going to make this tonight. I have all the ingredients, so glad I found this recipe today!

  6. Oh this looks really good! I have to eat Gluten Free and love finding recipes we can make that the whole family could enjoy! We love to do stuff like this on rice….I will have to try this one for us!

  7. Sonya Morris says

    It looks yummy! I will have to try it for myself.

  8. I don’t just like green onions, I love them! The mix of honey, garlic, and green onion sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing, Alesha.

  9. Julie Wood says

    About a month ago I tried quinoa, and I loved it. This recipe is so delicious and I would love to make it. It looks easy and healthy. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Ok I’m not a huge fan of quinoa, but I may need to rethink that and try this.

  11. Arena Thompson says

    bookmarking this since we have a giant bag of quinoa from Costco I am struggling to come up with recipes for! πŸ™‚ sounds delicious and something my family would eat happily!

  12. Looks yummy! Thank you for the recipe


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