Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Quinoa

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Quinoa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

Oops, I did it again.  Yep, I went there.  It’s a little Britney for your Tuesday.

Anyway, today I have yet another fabulous recipe that I found on Pinterest and then redid for my crock pot.  I think it’s the new long commute that’s prompting the crock pot madness.  Or maybe the pregnancy.  Regardless, I’m pretty exhausted by the time I get home and whipping up a full dinner is not always at the top of my priority list.  Playing with the dog and watching Homeland easily trump cooking {Anyone else on the Homeland bandwagon???  We just discovered this show a few weeks ago and we’re OBSESSED}

So this recipe was born out of a love for thai food and quinoa.  There’s nothing more simple and awesome than that.

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Quinoa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

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Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Quinoa
Recipe type: Chicken
Cuisine: Thai
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts {can be frozen}
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 T rice vinegar
  • 1 T sriracha
  • 1 T peanut butter
  • 1 t brown sugar
  • 1 t preminced garlic
  • 1 t lime juice
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1 - 15 oz can light coconut milk
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup peanuts
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  1. Combine all ingredients from chicken to coconut milk in your slow cooker.
  2. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 6-8 hours.
  3. After 6-8 hours, shred or chop the chicken.
  4. Turn the slow cooker to high.
  5. Add green onions, peanuts, cilantro and quinoa.
  6. Cook for an additional 1.5 - 2 hours, or until quiona is thoroughly cooked.
  7. Serve hot and garnish with green onions, cilantro and peanuts, as desired.

Find the inspiration for this recipe here.

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Chicken & Quinoa | Little Kitchen, Big Bites

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  1. First, mine did not look like this. Second, putting the edamame in at the beginning ruins them. I suggest you put them in when you add the quinoa. (And add some carrots while you’re at it).

    Really disappointing –

  2. Just made it horrible trying to figure out how to save it. I agree with all the comments above, mine looks nothing like the picture, edamame a are mush., never again!