Maple Chicken Thigh Bowls

Pratico Pratique Bol hauts de cuisse erable Exceldor2024 B TP 067 lr
4-6 Portions
1h Brining
30 min Prepping
20 min Cooking
Recipe Easy


  • 250 ml (1 cup) uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 375 ml (1 1/2 cup) chicken broth
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) canola oil
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and cut into pieces
  • 250 ml (1 cup) corn kernels
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) shredded aged cheddar cheese
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) chopped green onion
  • 16 cherry tomatoes

For the marinade

  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped garlic

For the sauce (set aside in the refrigerator and use at the end)

  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) mayonnaise
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp) maple Dijon mustard


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  1. Combine the ingredients in a large airtight bag. Add the chicken thighs and stir to coat with the marinade. Remove air from the bag and seal. Marinate for 30 minutes to 2 hours in a cool place.
  2. In a bowl, combine the ingredients for the sauce. Store in the refrigerator.
  3. When ready to cook, drain the chicken thighs over another bowl to recover the marinade.
  4. Put the quinoa in a saucepan and pour in the chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then cover and cook for 15 to 18 minutes over low heat until the quinoa has absorbed all the broth. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes before stirring using a fork. Cool down.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the thighs for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
  6. Pour in the recovered marinade. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 8 to 10 minutes over low heat, turning the thighs from time to time to coat them well with sauce, until their internal temperature reaches 74 °C (165 °F) on a cooking thermometer and the sauce is syrupy. Remove from heat and let it cool before slicing the thighs.
  7. In four bowls, separate the quinoa, chicken slices, avocado, cucumber, bacon, corn, cheese, green onion, and cherry tomatoes. Remove the sauce from the refrigerator and drizzle over each of the bowls.