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Quinoa and grilled chicken salad

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Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.

A quinoa and chicken combo can do wonders for your diet.

A healthy option.

A healthy option. Pic: Shutterstock

Quinoa is one of the world's most popular health foods. It's gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fibre, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and antioxidants.

This salad can be served as lunch or dinner becausse it is packed with protein, helping you feel satisfied and full.

Quinoa and grilled chicken salad


  • 100g raw chicken breast
  • 45g Three Farmers Quinoa
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, sliced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 30g walnuts
  • 1 handful rocket leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • Dressing

  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Great Southern Truffles black truffle mustard
  • Method

  • Place quinoa and 160ml water in a saucepan over a high heat. Bring to the boil, cover and reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer 10-12 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed.
  • Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and heat over a medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned all over and cooked through. Set aside in a heatproof bowl.
  • To make the dressing: place all the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Place the tomato, spring onion, cucumber, walnuts, rocket leaves, mint and cooked quinoa in a mi bowl and toss gently to combine.
  • Add the dressing to the salad and toss gently to coat.
  • To serve, place the salad on a serving plate and top with the cooked chicken.
  • Have other healthier alternatives to share, you can do so on hotelnepal.

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