Thai peanut chicken quinoa bowls – iowa girl eats

Gluten-free Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls have the signature flavors of Chicken Pad Thai. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Quick, easy, and delicious!

Hi everyone! Gosh this weekend went by in the blink of an eye, didn’t it?! The Midwest is facing a serious arctic blast. Making lasagna with cottage cheese Schools and business are closed today – I think the entire state of Minnesota is cancelled – so I spent the past few days indoors working, playing with my sweet babe, and laying low. Recipe lasagna with cottage cheese It was fabulous!

Oh, we rented The Heat with Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock on Saturday night. Can you make lasagna with cottage cheese I laughed out loud the entire two hours while Ben proclaimed it to be one of the worst movies he’s ever seen.


Lasagna recipe made with cottage cheese What?! I’m calling shenanigans. Spinach lasagna with cottage cheese If you’re in need of a laugh, definitely rent it. Lasagna with cottage cheese and spinach You’re welcome.

Anyway, the frigid temps are supposed to continue this week (today’s high is negative two. Lasagna with cottage cheese and spaghetti sauce Yes. Best lasagna with cottage cheese High.) making leaving the house, even to go to the grocery store, very unappealing. Easy lasagna with cottage cheese recipe If you’re in the same boat I’ve got an awesome recipe for you to try: Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls!

Made with nearly all fridge, freezer and pantry staples, Thai Peanut Chicken Quinoa Bowls channel my favorite recipe for Chicken Pad Thai, swapping rice noodles for quinoa. Lasagna with spinach and cottage cheese This recipe is fantastic!

I’ve professed that in the past I made a TON of bad Pad Thai. Beef lasagna with cottage cheese Like, really, really bad. Lasagna with spaghetti sauce and cottage cheese It was thick, gloopy, and the furthest thing from appetizing. How to make lasagna with cottage cheese After Ben politely put the kibosh on my peanut noodle problem, I went back to the kitchen and re-mastered the sauce once and for all. Lasagna layers with cottage cheese The result was a perfectly peanutty, savory sauce that doesn’t coat the noodles, rather, gets absorbed by them. Lasagna with ricotta cheese and cottage cheese So, so delicious.

Since I’m on a quinoa kick right now (see Quinoa with Caramelized Butternut Squash and Roasted Brussels Sprouts, California Crab and Quinoa Salad, and Crunchy Quinoa Granola!) I thought I’d re-make the dish using my favorite superfood instead of rice noodles, and it turned out awesome. Vegetarian lasagna with cottage cheese Really hope you’ll give this filling, fast, and flavorful dish a try – no special grocery store run required!

Quinoa is actually a seed and is very healthy. Lasagna with cottage and ricotta cheese In addition to cooking it in chicken broth with a hit of garlic and parmesan cheese as a side dish for dinner, I like to occasionally use it in place of rice or pasta, like in this dish, since it’s high in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. No bake lasagna with cottage cheese Quinoa is very easy to cook, too, and is ready in 15 minutes.

Quinoa is naturally coated in a bitter substance called saponin which needs to be rinsed off. Easy spinach lasagna with cottage cheese Just add the quinoa to a fine mesh sieve and rinse under cold running water. Layering lasagna with cottage cheese I go an extra step and line my sieve with cheesecloth because I’m insane and hate to lose even a single seed through the mesh!

After rinsing the quinoa, add it to 1-1/2 cups chicken broth then bring to a boil, place a lid on top, turn the heat down to low, and simmer until all the broth is absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15 minutes. Lasagna with cottage cheese and cream cheese Fluff with a fork then set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile get the Thai Peanut Sauce ready. Lasagna with cottage cheese and ricotta cheese Simply combine 1/4 cup low-sodium gluten-free tamari or soy sauce, 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar, 2 Tablespoons water, 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon each sugar and peanut butter, and 2 teaspoons gluten-free chili garlic sauce in a bowl then microwave for 20 seconds and stir with a fork until smooth.

Now get the rest of the ingredients ready including 1 large chicken breast thinly sliced, 1 cup coleslaw mix, 1/2 cup frozen shelled edamame (not thawed,) 2 chopped green onions, 1 egg whisked with 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil, and 1/4 cup chopped salted peanuts.

My #1 rule for stir frying is to make sure all your ingredients are prepped and ready to go before you start cooking. Easy lasagna recipe with cottage cheese The actual stir fry process goes too quickly to be chopping or measuring in the middle of it!

Time to start cookin’! Heat 1 teaspoon peanut oil (or vegetable or coconut oil) in a large wok or skillet over high heat. Spaghetti lasagna with cottage cheese Season the chicken with salt and pepper then add to the wok and stir fry until no longer pink. Lasagna with spinach and cottage cheese recipe Remove to a place then set aside.

Heat another teaspoon peanut oil in the wok then add the coleslaw mix, shelled frozen edamame, and green onions. Lasagna with cream cheese and cottage cheese Stir fry until just becoming tender then push to the outsides of the wok.

In the center of the wok add the egg whisked with sesame oil then stir until just barely scrambled.

Finally, add the cooked quinoa and chicken back into the wok along with the chopped peanuts and sauce.

Toss to combine, then serve topped with (LOTS of) extra chopped peanuts!

• Add rinsed quinoa to a small saucepan with the chicken broth then bring to a boil, place a lid on top, turn heat to low and cook until quinoa has absorbed chicken broth, about 15 minutes. Meat lasagna with spinach and cottage cheese Fluff with a fork then set aside. Healthy lasagna with cottage cheese (Can be done ahead of time.)

• Combine all sauce ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl then microwave for 20 seconds. Egg noodle lasagna with cottage cheese Stir until smooth then set aside. Whisk together egg and sesame oil in a small bowl then set aside.

• Heat 1 teaspoon peanut oil in a wok or large skillet over high heat. Lasagna filling with ricotta and cottage cheese Season chicken with salt and pepper then add to wok and stir fry until no longer pink. Lasagna filling with cottage cheese Remove to a plate then set aside.

• Heat remaining teaspoon peanut oil in wok then add coleslaw mix, frozen edamame, and green onions. Lasagna with cottage cheese spinach and beef Stir fry until tender, 2-3 minutes, then push to outsides of wok, creating a clear space in the center. One pot lasagna with cottage cheese Add egg whisked with sesame oil to center of wok then stir fry until soft scrambled.

• Add cooked chicken, quinoa, sauce, and half the chopped peanuts to wok then toss to combine. Simple lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Serve with remaining chopped peanuts.

This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.

If you’re as cold as we are, add a few dashes of red chili pepper flakes for some heat. Lasagna with cottage cheese recipe easy Stay warm, and enjoy!

But, I love this Thai Peanut Quinoa Bowl more! Swapping out noodles with quinoa is such a genius idea! I can only imagine how good it is with a little crunch from the peanuts with the creamy peanut sauce. Ingredients for lasagna with cottage cheese Hello yummy!

Pad thai is my absolute favorite Thai food and up there as one of my favorite foods. How to make lasagna with cottage cheese and meat I’ll definitely try combining this favorite “classic” since it subs my boyfriend’s favorite grain/starch…win-win recipe for our house.

These are the times I wish my fork could go through the screen. Homemade lasagna with cottage cheese That looks SO good! My husband and I actually just moved to Chicago from Dallas and it is a whopping -15 outside today with a -40 windchill. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and ricotta Seriously. Prego lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Being a Texan this cold just feels evil to me. No boil lasagna with cottage cheese Of course our first winter would be the worst they have had in years LOL I’m glad I have healthy recipes like these when all I want to warm up is macaroni and cheese

I saw this while eating my bordering-on-boring salad with quinoa for lunch at work today – and did I sure wish it was this delicious looking bowl instead! For some reason in our house we love Asian-inspired meals, but only think to make them every now and again. Classic lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Lucky for us, when the craving hits we already have a bunch of the ingredients (sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, soy sauce etc.) on hand!

Eating a bowl of this right now! So delicious and pretty simple to make once everything is prepped. Basic lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I love the quinoa instead of heavy rice or noodles and the peanut sauce has a great consistency and flavor balance. Best lasagna recipe with cottage cheese Looking forward to leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

Delicious, made this tonight and substituted grated carrots and green beans as no slaw mix on hand. Lasagna recipe with ricotta and cottage cheese But delicious. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and ground beef Loved the sauce and am going to marinade some chicken in it for my daughter. How to make lasagna with cottage cheese and ground beef Thank you for how to cook quinoa properly – came out perfect! Yum yum!

This looks delicious! I am wondering how long things like balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, white cooking wines etc keep for once opened? I know they are not all in this recipe it just reminded me I meant to ask:-)

I will have to try this. Beef lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I pretty much love anything covered in peanut sauce. Good lasagna recipe with cottage cheese I made another quinoa recipe with peanut sauce recently that you might like. Lasagna recipe with cottage cheese and meat I like to cheat and precook quinoa in my ricecooker so I can take a cup for lunches, add different veggie & sauces so I don’t get sick of eating a big batch of something.

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I just made a vegetarian version of this recipe, substituting black beans and garbanzo beans for the chicken and it was fabulous!! Thanks for the great recipe once again 🙂 This was a hit with all my family members!

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