Chicken & Quinoa Salad
Chicken and quinoa, you don’t get much more protein out of a salad then these two ingredients combined. This dish is perfect for training day when you’re trying to get your protein levels up, yet still want a nice and healthy light-ish meal. I always make a bit extra so I can take lunch the next day, that way, as my muscles are still repairing up to 72 hours after a session I’m still feeding them enough protein. Let’s not forget, muscles need the right kind of food in order to develop!
Preparation time: 20 minutes
- 1 chicken breast, diced and seasoned with cumin, salt and pepper
- 1 cup of quinoa, cooked in two cups of water (or chicken stock)
- ½ capsicum, diced
- ¼ red onion, sliced finely into moons
- Two carrots, peeled and diced
- Handful of raw snow peas, ends snipped off (optional)
- Handful of feta or goat’s cheese, crumbed (optional)
- Juice of one lemon
Start with cooking the quinoa, for every cup of quinoa use two cups of water (with chicken stock added if desired). Let the quinoa absorb all the water and keep mixing towards to the end so it remains fluffy and doesn’t stick to the pan. Allow the quinoa to cool off slightly before adding to the rest of the ingredients.
Season the chicken with cumin, salt and pepper and cook until cooked through. Slice into strips to chuck through the salad.
Meanwhile, combine all other ingredients in a bowl (except lemon juice), add chicken and quinoa once they are semi cooled. It doesn’t matter if they’re still slightly warm when adding them to the mix. Drizzle the lemon juice over the salad once you have tossed it and combined all ingredients.
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