Spicy Chicken Quinoa Salad

Spicy Chicken Quinoa Salad

This is a great light lunch or dinner that will take about 20 minutes to cook. If you don’t like spicy foods, then just omit the chilli.

CAL P/SERVE
447
kJ P/SERVE
1870
FAT P/SERVE
9.4g
CARBS P/SERVE
40g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
44.8g
SUGAR P/SERVE
15.5g
SODIUM P/SERVE
209g
FAT
%
1.9%
ENERGY RDI%
21.4%

Instead of quinoa, you can use freekah, couscous, or even brown rice.  You also have the option to add some feta to the salad if you like, or some fresh baby spinach leaves.

This recipe is low sodium, low sugar, low fat and high protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast
  • ½ cup quinoa, dried
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ tsp. chilli powder or flakes
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. season all
  • ½ tsp. cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small cumber, diced
  • 70g green beans, halved
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • ½ large lemon juiced
  • 1 large orange, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Method

  1. 1. Place your quinoa and water into a pot, bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes. You can use a microwave if you like, cook as per instructions on packet. Take off heat, fluff with fork and place into a large mixing bowl.
  2. 2. Include in the mixing bowl tomatoes, spring onion, cucumber and mix.
  3. 3. Heat a pot of water to blanch your beans. Simmer for 2 minutes then place into cold water for 1 minute and drain on a paper towel, then place into the mixing bowl.
  4. 4. Place your chilli, paprika, season all, pepper, into a bowl and mix. Cut your chicken into strips and place into your bowl and mix with seasoning until all the chicken has been coated. Drizzle over the olive oil and mix.
  5. 5. Heat a non-stick griddle pan and cook chicken.
  6. 6. In a small bowl mix your fresh lemon and orange juice, heat the honey in microwave for 20 seconds and mix with the juices. Mix in with the salad/quinoa. Place this onto your serving plates with the chicken on top.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 2 Serving size:484g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1870 kJ 388 kJ
  447 Cal 93 Cal
Protein 44.8 g 9.3 g
Fat, total 9.4 g 2 g
- saturated 1.8 g 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 40 g 8.3 g
- sugars 15.5 g 3.2 g
Sodium 209 mg 43 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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