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Asian Chicken Quinoa Bowl with Almond Butter Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Asian chicken quinoa bowl with shredded carrots, broccoli, quinoa and a creamy dreamy almond butter sauce makes for the perfect weeknight dinner. Gluten Free and Dairy Free. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian, Asian Fusion, Asian Stir Fry
Keyword: chicken quinoa, quinoa
Servings: 4
Calories: 555 kcal
Author: Vicky
Ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into 2 inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 whole broccoli floret chopped
  • 2 whole carrots shredded
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
For the Almond Butter Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 4 tablespoons MaraNatha Creamy Almond Butter
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 inch ginger grated
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
Instructions
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions.

  2. Heat pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken and cook in single layer until browned, flip over and continue to cook until browned and cooked through. Remove from pan.

  3. To same pan add 1 tablespoon olive oil and ginger and garlic. Cook 1 minute until aromatic. Add broccoli, cook for a few minutes. 

  4. Mix dressing ingredients until smooth -- add hot water as needed to reach desired dressing consistency.

  5. In large bowl serve quinoa with carrots, broccoli and chicken. Serve drizzled with almond butter sauce.

    Garnish with chopped cilantro, green onions, Sriracha, etc (optional)

    Optional -- sprinkle with chopped almonds 

Nutrition Facts
Asian Chicken Quinoa Bowl with Almond Butter Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 555 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 639mg28%
Potassium 824mg24%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.