Chipotle Marmalade Chicken with Quinoa

Chipotle Marmalade Chicken with Quinoa

This sweet-and-spicy marinated chicken is delicious anytime, and easy to make year-round. The heat of the smoky chipotle peppers is delicious combined with the sweet flavour of maple syrup. This is an ideal dish to put together on a hectic weeknight.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 4 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chipotle peppers, in adobo sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) orange marmalade
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin, ground
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) quinoa
  • 1 orange, sliced, for garnish
  • 4 sprigs parsley, for garnish
  1. Remove a large chipotle pepper and sauce from can and mince. Mix with marmalade, maple syrup, chicken broth, chili powder, ground cumin and vinegar in a bowl.

  2. Cook quinoa according to package directions.

  3. Heat oil in non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté a few minutes. Add skinless chicken breasts, bone side up, and brown on one side. Turn and brown other side. Pour sauce over chicken, reduce heat to medium and simmer until chicken is cooked through and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  4. Remove chicken from skillet and keep warm.

  5. Cook sauce over medium high heat to reduce juices to half or until slightly thickened and glossy.

  6. Serve the chicken over quinoa covered with some of the thickened sauce.

  7. Garnish with fresh orange slices and sprigs of parsley (optional garnishes).

Freeze the leftover chiles in adobo sauce in small 1 or 2 pepper portions for use in other recipes.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 540 g serving Amount
  • Calories 630
  • Protein 68 g
  • Fat 11 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 62 g
  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sugar 27 g
  • Cholesterol 155 mg
  • Sodium 200 mg
  • Per 540 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 36
  • Calcium 8
  • Iron 30
  • Vitamin A 8
  • Vitamin C 40
  • Vitamin B6 91
  • Vitamin B12 52
  • Folate 21
  • Magnesium 70
  • Zinc 42

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