Lemongrass Chicken & Quinoa Recipe | Saffron Road Food

I participated in the Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received Saffron Road products to facilitate my review.
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Lemongrass and Basil Chicken and QuinoaWhenever I get the chance, I try to eat clean, healthy meals. The simpler they are, the better. This is why finding amazing products, like those from Saffron Road Food, is so wonderful.

I was able to sample several Saffron Road products at the Summer Fancy Food Show. They have products like crunchy chickpeas, frozen foods (Chicken Biryani is my favorite and their chicken nuggets taste great and are gluten-free and antibiotic-free), and simmer sauces.

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The simmer sauces make dinner super easy. They even give a recipe suggestion on the back of the packaging. Since my kids aren’t big on spicy flavors, we decided to use the Lemongrass Basil flavor. I used it to make this delicious Lemongrass Chicken and Quinoa (recipe below.) It was quick and the whole family enjoyed it. This dish is so fresh and colorful and is very quick and simple to make. It is also gluten-free. You can make this dish vegetarian by excluding the chicken (perhaps replace with chickpeas for protein.)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 chicken breast (I used ZayconFresh chicken), diced
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini squash, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, cubed
  • 1 packet Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil simmer sauce

 

Directions

1. Prepare the quinoa according to package instructions.
 
Lemongrass Chicken and Quinoa Step 1
 
2. In the meantime, heat the oil in a skillet and cook the chicken, flipping occasionally, for about 4 minutes or until the outside is white.
3. Add in the zucchini and yellow summer squash and cook another 7 minutes or until cooked through and lightly brown, stirring occasionally.
 
Lemongrass Chicken and Quinoa Step 3
 
4. Reduce heat and add in the tomatoes and simmer sauce. Stir then simmer until the sauce is heated and begins bubbling lightly.
 
Lemongrass Chicken and Quinoa Step 4
 
5. Serve over a bed of quinoa.
 
Saffron Road Food Lemongrass Basil Simmer Sauce
 

Lemongrass Chicken and Quinoa
 
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Quick and easy dish with a refreshing flavor.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 chicken breast (I used ZayconFresh chicken), diced
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1 small zucchini squash, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, cubed
  • 1 packet Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil simmer sauce
Instructions
  1. Prepare the quinoa according to package instructions.
  2. In the meantime, heat the oil in a skillet and cook the chicken, flipping occasionally, for about 4 minutes or until the outside is white.
  3. Add in the zucchini and yellow summer squash and cook another 7 minutes or until cooked through and lightly brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce heat and add in the tomatoes and simmer sauce. Stir then simmer until the sauce is heated and begins bubbling lightly.
  5. Serve over a bed of quinoa.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 354 Fat: 10g Saturated fat: 6g Trans fat: 0mg Carbohydrates: 49g Sugar: 6g Sodium: 208mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 16g Cholesterol: 18mg

Lemongrass Chicken and Quinoa
 
As I mentioned before, Saffron Road has many great products. I’m looking forward to purchasing more of the frozen dinners (I am currently in search of the chicken nuggets for my kids–they will be a much better choice for my Chicken Nugget Gourmet Series recipes.) They also have a wide variety of sauces with flavors from countries all over the world.
 
Saffron Road Food Sauces
 
I also really enjoy the crunchy chickpeas. They make a great snack for on the go. In fact, I snacked on them during my travels to and from the Fancy Food Show. They were a little bit messy from all the powdered flavoring, but they taste great and I love all the unique flavors. My kids and I really like the Chipotle flavor. The Wasabi flavor reminds me of Wasabi Peas and has a nice bite to it.
 
Saffron Road Food Crunchy Chickpeas
 
Falafel is yummy too and a great option if you don’t like as much of a spiciness. 
 
Saffron Road Food Crunchy Chickpeas Falafel
 
Most of their products are gluten free, non-gmo, and halal. Some are even kosher, vegan, vegetarian, and they even have buttons on the website to sift through and find out which products contain allergens (milk, wheat, peanut, soy, tree nut/sesame.)

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23 Comments

  1. I have seen their products in my local Kroger but have never tried them! They look amazing! Especially with your recipe – I will have to give them a try!

  2. I love trying flavors from different parts of the world. Will have to give these a try.

  3. The simmer sauces look awesome!

  4. I’ve tried a few of the simmer sauces and want to try more of the flavors. They are tasty!!

  5. I’m really looking forward to the falafel chickpeas~

  6. I want to try the Lemongrass Basil the most!

  7. I would love to try the Chipotle Crunchy Chickpeas. They look tasty.

  8. I think the Korean bbq chickpeas sound yummy!

  9. The chickpeas! They look like a delicious and healthy snack!

  10. I’d love to try the chicpeas!

  11. crunchy chicpeas. bbq favor

  12. Crunchy Chickpeas. Wasabi & Chipotle really sound wonderful

  13. Oh! Definitely chickpeas! Our local whole foods doesn’t have wasabi flavour, and i have been searching for a year! So would have to get my hands on a chickpea bonanza 😉

  14. Lemongrass basil simmer sauce

  15. I really want to try the Moroccan Tajine sauce. I have a friend in Morocco who was telling about tajines… and it sounds so wonderful.

  16. I would like to try the crunchy chick peas.

  17. I’d like to try the Korma Simmer Sauce! I have not seen that flavor at my stores!

  18. Love Saffron Road! So nice to find delicious gluten free food that isn’t bland! Whenever I take a frozen Saffron Road meal to work and heat it for dinner, people are drawn to the breakroom wondering what smells so good!

  19. Ehrm… forgot to mention I can’t wait to try the sauces. Derp!

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  21. Sounds delicious! I would like to try these sauces

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