Step by Step Quinoa Chicken Stir Fry

Dear Quinoa,

         I’m sorry I have boycotted you for the last 16 months. Also, I’m sorry for calling you ‘kee-no-ah’ before I knew better. No wonder people never knew what I was talking about and I never knew what they were talking about when they said ‘keen-wah’. I’ll make it up to you by posting way too many recipes of you.

Sincerely, The DIY Foodie

Difficulty: Level 2 (totally doable)

Hands On Time: 20 minutes    Cook Time: 20 minutes    Total Time: 40 minutes    Servings: 3-5

I kind of hate to admit it, but I kind of love quinoa. Quite literally, I have another batch of quinoa cooking on the stove right now.  I’m also eating a cookie…but we don’t need to talk about that.

Having quinoa with stir-fry…I almost liked it more than rice. Almost. Which is saying a lot, because I really love rice. I better watch out, because I just know that the rice gods are going to come after me for saying that.

Stir fry is totally my i-have-no-idea-what-to-make-so-i’m-going-to-throw-you-in-a-pan-and-call-you-stir-fry kind of dinner. Works like a charm, every time. But I seem to never make the same kind of stir fry.
Until now. I loved this stir fry so much that I just had to make it official and share it with you.


Step 1: In a bowl, mix the onion, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, salt, sesame oil, sriracha, hoisin sauce and thai chili paste.
Step 2: Add in the chicken and set aside.
Step 3: Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
Step 4: Add the broccoli and carrots to the pan.
Step 5: Sprinkle with the garlic salt.
Step 6: Cook vegetables until broccoli turns a bright green (about 4 minutes) mixing frequently.
Step 7: Remove from pan.
Step 8: Add the chicken mixture to the pan and cook until it is cooked through (about 7 -8 minutes)
Step 9: Combine the cornstarch and water.
Step 10: Mix cornstarch mixture into the pan with the chicken.
Step 11: Add in the vegetables.
Step 12: Let simmer for 5-10 minutes; mixing occasionally.
Step 13: Serve over quinoa.

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