Chicken with Lemongrass, Quinoa, and Vegetables paired with Iowa Brianna…perfect for Spring Meals!

Iowa Brianna, a sweet white wine with apricot, peach, kiwi, and star fruit on the nose and pear, apple, and apricot on the palate is a perfect pairing for the spices and flavors in this Chicken with Lemongrass, Quinoa, and Vegetables.

Tassel Ridge® Chicken with Lemongrass, Quinoa, and Vegetables


  • 3 medium shallots, roughly chopped
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, remove tough outer leaves
  • 1 1½-inch piece ginger, peeled
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tsp, plus 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp tamari, or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • tsp salt, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 4 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ¾ cup red quinoa
  • cups chicken broth
  • cooking spray
  • 1 lb sugar snap peas
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint


  1. Purée shallots, lemongrass, ginger, ¼ cup oil, lime juice, tamari, sugar, salt, pepper, and coriander in blender until smooth. Place chicken in baking dish. Spoon lemongrass mixture over chicken. Rub on all sides. Cover. Refrigerate ½ to 2 hours. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add quinoa. Cook until toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. Add broth. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until liquid is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, until ready to serve. Heat skillet over high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add chicken. Cook, turning once, 10 to 12 minutes (chicken should reach 165°F.). Remove chicken. Let rest 2 minutes. Slice each breast, on diagonal, into ½-inch pieces. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add peas and peppers until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat. Toss in mint. Divide quinoa among 4 plates. Top each with 1 sliced chicken breast and ¼ of vegetables. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

Wine Recommendation—Tassel Ridge Iowa Brianna

Iowa Brianna is a sweet white wine with apricot, peach, kiwi, and star fruit on the nose and pear, apple, and apricot on the palate. The acidity is perfectly balanced with the level of sweetness for a clean, lingering finish. Iowa Brianna pairs well with soft ripened cheese, salads that contain fruit, and aromatic spicy dishes including Asian or Indian cuisine. Serve chilled. Store at 55°F.