Recently I posted about the great contest that the Chicken Farmers are running where you can win a trip to Ottawa!
Entrants must submit a unique recipe using the required 4 ingredients provided, photo optional.
- Chicken thighs (boneless or bone-in / skinless or skin-on)
- Gingerale (Canadian gingerale)
I made my own recipe to give you an idea of how easy it can be!
You can see more info and other recipes if you follow the #ChickenChallenge hashtag on Twitter or Facebook.
- Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Salsa and Quinoa2014-05-26 07:57:24Write a reviewPrep Time20 minCook Time30 minPrep Time20 minCook Time30 minMarinade
- 3/4 cup Ginger ale
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon chicken boullion
- 3/4 cup mango, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup corn, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup red pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
For the mango salsa
- Combine the Ginger Ale, olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, garlic powder, honey, and salt. Stir together. Marinade the 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (covered) in the fridge for at least 1 hour and preferably overnight or 8-10 hours.
- Remove from the marinade and grill until completely cooked through. (Internal temp of 165 deg. F)
- Meanwhile bring the water and bouillon to boil in a large pot. Cook quinoa as per the instructions on the package.
- Remove from the heat and fluff the quinoa. Let stand for about 5-10 minutes.
- Prepare all of the ingredients by draining, rinsing, and chopping them as explained in the ingredient list.
- Stir all the ingredients together.
- Placing a serving of quinoa on each plate. Top with a chicken thigh. Divide the salsa evenly among the four plates.
- Enjoy immediately.
Please note: With my new lifestyle changes, I’m no longer consuming soda pop. I substituted the Ginger Ale for a modified version of this Homemade Gingerale recipe without the sugar.
Enter the #ChickenChallenge today!
Head over to the Canadian Chicken Facebook Fan page to enter!
There are 3 amazing prizes:
First Prize – 3 day, 2 night trip for four to Ottawa to celebrate Canada Day with Chicken Farmers of Canada (June 30-July 2, 2014), Chicken Farmers of Canada prize pack, Maple Leaf Foods prize pack and $500 food bank donation (approximate value up to $4,300 depending on winner’s location);
Second Prize – Chicken Farmers of Canada prize pack, Maple Leaf Foods prize pack and $250 food bank donation (approximate value $425);
Third Prize – Chicken Farmers of Canada prize pack, Maple Leaf Foods prize pack and $100 food bank donation (approximate value $225).
Contest begins on April 24th, 2014 at 12:01 a.m. EST and ends on May 29th, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Open to Canadian residents who are the age of majority in the province or territory of residence at time of entry.
Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.