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October 13, 2014

Spicy Chicken With Quinoa

Spicy Chicken with Quinoa ~ This not-too-spicy Chicken/Quinoa dish is always a winner and kids love it too !

If you like spicy, healthy and most of all delicious meals, this Spicy Chicken with Quinoa recipe is for you.

Even though there is quite a bit of red curry paste in this dish, it does not really taste like a curry, more of a tomato-ish, spicy Chicken, which is great served over rice or mashed potatoes, or as I usually serve this, with a fresh, crusty French Bread.

Spicy Chicken with Quinoa ~ This not-too-spicy Chicken/Quinoa dish is always a winner and kids love it too !

There is a lot of sauce going on in this spicy Chicken with Quinoa therefore, if you like saucy, it's a bonus for you. Cheri prefers less saucy meals, and I always use a slotted spoon to dish up for her.

The Cashew Nuts and the fresh Coriander give this dish a wonderful flavor, which would most definitely have a huge impact on the spicy-ness and overall flavor if you leave this out.

As always .. right, mostly ... this is another quick, easy but wholesome meal which will be on your dinner table in no time at all.


4 - 6 Servings

1 TB Olive Oil
2 Onions, thinly sliced
750g Chicken Fillets, cubed into large pieces
4 TB Red Curry Paste
200g Quinoa
1 can (410g) Chopped Tomatoes
4 cups Chicken Stock
50g Roasted Salted Cashew Nuts
Handful Fresh Coriander Leaves, chopped


1.) Heat the Oil and saute the Onions until soft and golden - remove from pan and keep aside.
2.) Add the Chicken to the same pan - Brown all over - add the Red Curry Paste and the Quinoa - sizzle for a minute or two.
3.) Add back the Onions, together with the Tomatoes and Chicken Stock - bring to the boil then lower heat and simmer 25 minutes until the Quinoa is tender and the mixture is saucy.
4.) Stir in the Cashew Nuts and the Coriander.

Serve immediately with dinner rolls or toasted slices of French Bread and a salad.

Spicy Chicken with Quinoa ~ This not-too-spicy Chicken/Quinoa dish is always a winner and kids love it too !

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By Stephanie Lynn      


  1. Love spicy and love quinoa! This recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  2. That looks amazing. I finally tried quinoa, have to say I was expecting yucky but I really liked it.

  3. This looks wonderful! I love spicy and lately I have been cooking a lot with quinoa. Pinning!

  4. Thank you so much for attending week 6 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post, I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Your post has been added to the #PureBlogLove Pinterest board for all to see :) Have a great day!

  5. I love spicy dishes, this looks great! Visiting from Say G'Day Link Party, thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks delicious spicy chicken with quinoa, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning, we will appreciate if you put the link of Hearth and soul blog hop in your sharing links.

    1. Thanks, Swathi ! Your party link has always been in my Party List - please check there :-) {replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment}

  7. You had me at Spicy! This looks delicious, and definitely something that will warm our bellies this fall! We love quinoa in my house, and I can't wait to try this!

  8. Hello cute lady! This looks so delicious. Pinned. We couldn't think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  9. My family is still adjusting to quinoa lol. I can always use more chicken recipes - we eat so much of it! Pinned and scheduled to share! :)

  10. I just love your Spicy Chicken with Quinoa, Linda! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated! Can't wait to see what you have this week. Hope to see you there. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have an awesome week!

  12. Thanks for linking up this week to Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party!! Remember party starts again monday at 10pm to see who was picked for features and link up new content!
    If you follow me on Google+ I send out a reminder, and I try to follow everyone back that adds me :)
    There were so many inspiring links this week, hope you found a few that inspired you as well!
    Thanks again

  13. Spicy and saucy are right up my alley. I'm just that kind of girl! I like the cashews in this to give some fun crunch. Thanks, Linda!

  14. Your recipe for Spicy Chicken Quinoa sure does look delicious. This would be a perfect dinner on a cold night. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  15. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

  16. This looks great! I would have to use the slotted spoon too, I'm not big on too much sauce but I'd still love to give it a try!

  17. I keep meaning to try quinoa, this seems like a good thing to try it in. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  18. I am not a huge spicy fan at all, but hubby us. Love cooking with quinoa tho, and always on the look out for new and exciting recipes. Will have to give this one a try.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.


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