Summer Fruit Quinoa Salad
Can you tell that summer is my FAVORITE?
It has come to my attention that I don’t do a lot of “dinner” recipes on the blog lately. I’m not really sure why that is. I eat dinner every day, you know. If I hadn’t, you would know, because of the trail of destruction in my wake from being hangry. 🙂 But seriously. I’m not sure why that happened. Let’s fix it, shall we?
We have plenty of dinners where we keep things pretty chill – we’ll have some seasonal veggies and rice, seasoned into tacos or a stir fry or something else simple and nourishing. But sometimes, like for this recipe, I wanted to get a little fancier.
I love a good cream sauce so much. Especially if mushrooms are involved. You can use any mushroom in this recipe but wild chanterelles are in season here in Oregon and I find them to be utterly irresistible even if they are $10-12/lb. And, I don’t think cream sauce is quite the same with just veggies. It and chicken make a pretty good pair.
Oh, and let me take a moment to also say, dark meat and chicken skin FTW. I will eat the chicken skin on my own piece and Dave’s and anyone else’s who will give theirs up, haha. Especially if it’s nice and crispy like it turns out in this preparation.
So all that is to say, I’m really proud of how this decadent chicken dinner turned out. We each ate one thigh and plenty of mushrooms with a huge salad, and it was perfect and not too heavy. I think this one might be a new regular menu item!