Monday, March 27, 2017

Chicken & Kale Shiitake Bowl

I no longer crave ordering out for Asian food.  After the first bite of this dish the first time I made it, I threw away ALL of my take-out menus.  Why order out when you can make this so quickly & deliciously?!  This is one of my favorite meals to cook on Friday nights.  I highly recommend you try it.  If you make some adjustments to this recipe, please let me know so I can try your version :-)

From the Kitchen of Darby Hawley

Ingredients :
Lo mien noodles
1 lb chicken tenders, chopped into 1 in pieces
1/2 cup dry quinoa
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 tbs EVOO
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch kale, chopped
2 carrots, shredded
1/4 tsp ground thyme
black pepper
sea salt 

Dressing Ingredients:
1/4 cup EVOO
1 tsp raw honey
2 tbs rice wine vinegar
2 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp ground ginger (or 1 tbs fresh ginger)
1 tsp chili oil
1 tsp sriracha sauce
1. Cook lo mien noodles according to their package instructions and put into a big bowl.
2. Grill or saute chicken tenders seasoned with salt & pepper.
3. Combine quinoa & coconut milk and bring to boil over high heat.  Then like you would make rice, reduce the heat to low, cover and gently simmer until quinoa is tender and all of the coconut milk is absorbed, about 5 minutes.  Remove quinoa from heat & put the bowl with the lo mien noodles.
4. Heat garlic & EVOO in a pan and then add the mushrooms and cook until tender.  Stir in the thyme & pepper.  Then put the mushroom mixture in the bowl with the quinoa & lo mien.
5. In the same pan that you cooked the mushrooms, saute kale & carrots until the kale is wilted but still a nice pretty green.  You might need to add another tbs of EVOO.  Then add the kale and carrots to the bowl with the lo mien, quinoa & mushrooms.
6. Top the bowl with the pieces of chopped chicken.
7. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together in a mason jar and pour over the bowl. Mix and serve!
8. Enjoy!
xoxo Darby

1 comment :

StephTheBookworm said...

This looks SO good! Thanks for sharing it. I may have to try it sometime. Love Chinese food.

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