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This recipe was adapted from a Weight Watchers recipe I found several years ago. It is delicious and good as leftovers the next day.

¼ cup sweet chili sauce
2 tsp grated lime zest

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Lime zest

1 tsp lime juice
2 tsp olive oil
2 scallions, thinly sliced

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Thinly sliced scallions

1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp ground cumin
2 cups chicken stock
1 cup quinoa, rinsed

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2 Tbsp dried currants
1 lb boneless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
½ tsp salt

To make the glaze combine the chili sauce, lime zest and line juice in a small bowl.

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Sweet-Chili Glaze

To make the pilaf, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add the scallions, garlic and cumin. Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add stock, quinoa and currants; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered, until quinoa is tender and liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with salt. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spay and set over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning frequently and basting with glaze, until chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes.

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Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken

Serve immediately with pilaf.

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Quinoa Pilaf with Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken

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8 comments on “Recipe Box: Quinoa Pilaf with Sweet Chili Glazed Chicken

peachkins on June 16, 2012 12:14 pm

this looks amazing!

Diane Balch on June 16, 2012 2:31 pm

I’m guessing that the lime and sweet chili are really interesting together. Thanks for sharing this healthy meal on foodie friday.

Becky on June 16, 2012 2:49 pm

Yay for quinoa!! Thank you for linking up to Foodie Friday!

Six Sisters on June 20, 2012 1:17 pm

This looks so good! Thanks for sharing on our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Hope you come back next week. -The Sisters

April Harris on June 21, 2012 8:05 am

I love the gorgeous fresh flavours in this recipe – particularly the contrast of the lime against the sweet chili. It sounds absolutely scrumptious.

Carole on July 5, 2012 7:56 pm

This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found you via Melt in Your Mouth Monday.

Nancy on July 5, 2012 7:57 pm

I’d be glad to link it to your Chicken Edition of Food on Friday! thanks for asking!

Carole on July 5, 2012 8:04 pm

Thanks for linking in. Have a lovely weekend

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