Herb-a-licious Salad with Grilled Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 2
Herb-a-licious Salad with Grilled Chicken
Health Highlights
This refreshing salad is high in protein and fiber; it makes the perfect lunch for keeping you full and energized throughout the afternoon.

Ingredients


1 chicken breast (196 g) Chicken breast, boneless, skinless, grilled (cooked and cut into strips)
1 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 cup Quinoa, cooked (warm or cold)
1 cup Lettuce, spring mix (mesclun)
3 leaf Basil, fresh (roughly chopped)
5 leaf Mint, fresh (roughly chopped)
3 tbsp Parsley, fresh (roughly chopped)
1/2 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper (sliced in long strips)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar

Instructions


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and prepare a small baking sheet with tinfoil or parchment paper.
  2. On the baking sheet, rub the chicken with olive oil. Place baking sheet in the oven and cook the chicken for 20-26 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 165F.  
  3. Meanwhile, cook quinoa as per package directions. Set aside and let cool.
  4. Once cooked, transfer the chicken breast to a plate and cut into strips.
  5. To prepare the salad:
    • Place cooked quinoa in the bottom of a plate or bowl.
    • Add mixed greens.
    • Sprinkle basil, mint, and parsley on top.
    • Arrange the pepper slices along the sides.
    • Place sliced chicken in the center.
  6. Combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a small bowl and drizzle evenly over the salad. Enjoy!

Notes:

Quick Tip:

To save time, buy pre-cooked chicken breast strips, or use leftover chicken from the night before.

Add any additional veggies you desire, such as cherry tomatoes, cucumber, shredded carrot, or radishes!




 

Nutritional Highlights:

Quinoa is a complete protein and high in fiber, which helps to promote healthy digestion!

Chicken is a lean protein that aids in muscle growth and repair!

 


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 358
Calories from fat 127
Calories from saturated fat 22.2
Total Fat 14.1 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 8.4 g
Cholesterol 102 mg
Sodium 72 mg
Potassium 711 mg
Total Carbohydrate 24.7 g
Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Sugars 3.9 g
Protein 35 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Grain 1.4
Meat 1.3
Vegetables 0.9

Energy sources


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