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Healthy chicken & quinoa salad

When summer arrives we all want to feel and eat a little healthier. This dish is packed full of protein goodness. It can be served either for lunch or dinner. To make this healthy dish, here is what you will need:

Ingredients Needed For 1 

100g raw chicken breast
45g quinoa
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 spring onion, sliced
½ medium cucumber, sliced
30g walnuts
1 handful rocket leaves
¼ fresh mint, chopped

Follow This Method

1. Place quinoa and 160ml of water into a saucepan over a high heat. Bring to the boil, cover and reduce the heat to a low setting. Simmer it for 10 to 12 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff up with a fork and set aside to cool.

2. Then, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Lightly spray a non-stick fry pan with cooking spray and heat over a medium to high heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook for 8 to10 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned all over and cooked through. Se it aside in a heatproof bowl.

3. To make the dressing: place all the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.

4. Place the tomato, spring onion, cucumber, walnuts, rocket leaves, mint and cooked quinoa in a mixing bowl and toss gently to combine.

And For The Dressing:

1 tbsp fresh lime juice
½ tbsp fresh orange juice
½ tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1 tsp Dijon mustard

To serve, place the salad on a serving plate and top with the cooked chicken, Drizzle the delicious dressing over as little or as much as you would like, or add it to the fully prepared dish and mix it all together, then serve.

Enjoy 🙂

 

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