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One Pot Sweet Chili Chicken makes the perfect easy weeknight meal. Best of all, takes just 30 minutes to make in entirely one pan!

One Pot Sweet Chili Chicken Rice & Quinoa

One Pot Sweet Chili Chicken Rice & Quinoa - makes the perfect easy weeknight dinner. Best of all, everything cooks up in one pan making cleanup a breeze!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy weeknight dinner, one pot chicken dinner recipe, quinoa recipe
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 236 kcal

Ingredients

Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce can substitute with gluten free tamari or coconut aminos for paleo-friendly version
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar or honey can substitute with coconut sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated or minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 2 medium, split in half and pounded lightly
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks fresh, frozen or canned
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2 5-ounce packages Hodgson Mill Spicy Quinoa and Brown Rice sides
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  • Sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce in a large pan or skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking continuously. Once the mixture thickens up, remove from heat pour into a container and set aside. Wipe down the pan with a damp paper towel.
  2. Season chicken with salt and black pepper and measure out 1/4 cup of sauce to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, drizzle the same pan with oil and cook chicken breasts for about 3-4 minutes on each side over medium-high heat, just long enough to brown each side of the chicken.Transfer to a plate.
  4. Add a little bit more oil and toss in the red peppers and pineapples and cook for 2-3 minutes, until pineapples are slightly caramelized. Add rice, water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in broccoli, and 1/4 cup of the reserved sauce. Nestle chicken on top and brush with more sauce. Cover and continue to cook for an additional 5-9 minutes or until rice and chicken are cooked through.
  5. Brush chicken with additional sauce and garnish with parsley and sesame seeds, if desired. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
One Pot Sweet Chili Chicken Rice & Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 586mg24%
Potassium 667mg19%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1315IU26%
Vitamin C 74.7mg91%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.