cookbook of the month because it sounded like a great excuse to cook quinoa again. I had all of the ingredients on hand (well, not really, but I made it work anyway), and it was a fantastic dinner. It's not a Thai dish, but it has similar flavors, and I loved it.
Coconut chicken with quinoa (adapted from The Complete Whole Grains Cookbook)
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (or use any cut of chicken, with or without bone and skin)
1 onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 chipotle pepper in adobo, minced
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp allspice
pinch of salt and pepper
3/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 cup water
1 cup light coconut milk
Heat oil over medium heat in a large saute pan. Add chicken to the pan and brown for a few minutes. Then flip it over, cover the pan, and cook for 5 more min. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Add onion, garlic, and chipotle pepper to the pan and cook until the onion is tender. Then stir in curry powder, cumin, allspice, salt and pepper, and quinoa, and cook for a minute or so, stirring constantly. Add the water and coconut milk, bring to a boil, and place the chicken thighs on top of the quinoa. Cover the pan, reduce heat to low, and cook until chicken is no longer pink (about 20 min for boneless, skinless thighs). Serves 3.