Bang Bang Chicken with Quinoa
Today my friend Michele is doing me a huge favor and guest posting for me while I am on vacation.  Her blog is Flavor Mosaic, where she shares creative recipes with a mosaic of flavors. Her recipes are easy, budget-friendly, family-friendly, made from scratch, sometimes healthy, sometimes spicy, but always flavorful! Thank you Michele for sharing this amazing Bang Bang Chicken with Quiona with my readers and read on for Michele’s post and recipe!
Bang Bang Chicken with Quinoa

Today I’m sharing with you my version of Bang Bang Chicken with Quinoa, a quick and easy, healthy chicken stir-fry with an amazing sweet and
spicy bang bang sauce made with Sriracha, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, honey, vinegar, and mayonnaise. You could also use Greek yogurt instead of the
mayonnaise. It is served over high protein, gluten-free quinoa instead of rice. If you have never tried quinoa, I highly recommend it.  You cook it
the same way you cook rice, yet it has more protein than rice and no gluten. Give it a try.

Bang Bang Chicken with Quinoa

This bang bang sauce was so awesome that I ate about a third of it before adding it to the recipe and had to go back and make some more for the recipe. So you might want to make extra sauce for yourself.  You have no idea how hard it was to wait to eat this Bang Bang Chicken while I took photos. This photos almost did not get taken. Luckily I had barely enough willpower to get these photos. However, the minute I saw the photos had turned out, Mr. Flavor Mosaic and I dove into this dish. There were no leftovers.

Bang Bang Chicken with Quinoa

I can’t tell you if this sauce tastes like the bang bang sauce at Bonefish Grill because I have never been there. However, the nice thing is, since you are making this from scratch, you can adjust the level of spiciness and sweetness to your preference. If you want it spicier add more Sriracha….less spicy, then less Sriracha. If you want it sweeter, add more honey. Not so sweet, use less honey.
However, I can tell you that you will have a delicious, healthy, quick and easy complete dinner on the table in 30 minutes. Don’t expect leftovers. If you want leftovers, I recommend making extra.
Go ahead and make this recipe, and let me know how you liked it.

I want to thank Shelby for this opportunity to guest post. It has been my pleasure to bring you a little taste of Flavor Mosaic!

 

Bang Bang Chicken with Quinoa
Recipe Type: Asian
Author: Michele @ Flavor Mosiac
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Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Sriacha (adjust to your preferred spice level)
  • 1/3 cup Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey (increase or decrease depending on how sweet you like)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions. (Cooks up just like rice.)
  2. In a medium sized bowl, mix together mayonnaise, Sriracha, thai sweet red chili sauce, honey, and apple cider vinegar. Set aside. (Try not to eat too much of it now.)
  3. In a large skillet or wok, over medium high heat, add oil. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add the 1-inch chicken pieces to the skillet and cook for 4 or 5 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink and is cooked through. Remove from heat.
  4. Add cooked chicken to the bang bang sauce and stir until chicken is coated.
  5. (Optional) If you want to add sliced onions, or red or green bell peppers, add them to the same skillet and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. To serve, place the quinoa on a serving plate. Optionally, top with sliced onions, and bell peppers, if desired. Then top with the chicken and sauce. Garnish with chopped green onions.

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.

6 Comments

  1. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic May 26, 2014 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Hi Shelby! Thank you so much for having me guest post. I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

  2. Dan from Platter Talk June 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    Terrific example of subbing Greek Yogurt for fat-laden mayo (don't get me wrong – I love mayo!) I love the incorporation of quinoa with chicken here. The photos and post as a whole are very appealing; will be stumbling and pinning this one!

  3. KC the Kitchen Chopper June 2, 2014 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    Yep this is bang bang for protein! A double shot with the #chicken and #quinoa. Tasty and healthful! Thanks Michele and Shelby.

  4. Renee Paj June 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    I'll be trying this one out for sure. Love the ingredients in the sauce!

  5. Life Tastes Good June 2, 2014 at 4:20 pm - Reply

    OMGosh I love everything in that sauce!!! Can't wait to give it a try! Looks and sounds amazing!

  6. Miriah October 23, 2019 at 8:23 pm - Reply

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