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    I am really excited to share with you this recipe for Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken.

    This Mediterranean salad is delicious and easy to make, the quinoa and chicken can easily be made ahead to pack for lunch throughout the week. And putting the salad together is effortless and super quick. Only about 15 minutes to cook everything and 5 minutes prep work. I love easy meals like this one especially during the week when I don’t have much time to cook after work.

    Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken

    Kale and quinoa are super foods and are loaded with good for you nutrients. So fresh and healthy!

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    If you leave out the chicken, this also makes a great side dish for fish, perfect for BBQs and backyard parties! You can totally adapt this to your taste, leave out what you don’t like, add more of what you do like. A great and easy salad for this Spring or Summer! Hope you enjoy this Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken!

    Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken

    How To Make Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken

    What you need:

    1 cup quinoa

    1.2 lbs organic chicken breasts (about 4 pieces)

    8 cups chopped kale, washed

    1/4 cup olive oil

    2 tsp salt

    1 long Italian cucumber, peeled and chopped

    1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes

    2 Tbsp white wine vinegar

    1 tsp ground black pepper

    sliced almonds

    crumbled feta cheese, optional

    Instructions:

    Cook quinoa according to package instructions.

    While quinoa is cooking, heat oil in a skillet and cook chicken breasts for about couple of minutes on each side. Slice each chicken breast.

    Mix kale, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl. Massage kale with your hands for a couple of minutes, until kale leaves are tender. (The kale will turn a brighter green color.)

    Add cooked quinoa, chopped cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, white wine vinegar to the salad and season with freshly ground black pepper and salt, if necessary.

    Toss salad ingredients and serve on plates. Top with sliced chicken breasts, sliced almonds, and optional crumbled feta cheese.

    Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken

    How To make Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken

    Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken - This Mediterranean salad is delicious and easy to make, it can easily be made ahead to pack for lunch throughout the week.

    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: Mediterranean
    Servings: 4
    Calories: 622 kcal
    Author: Neli @ Delicious Meets Healthy
    Ingredients
    • 1 cup quinoa
    • 1.2 lbs organic chicken breasts about 4 pieces
    • 8 cups chopped kale washed
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 long Italian cucumber peeled and chopped
    • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
    • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
    • 1 tsp ground black pepper
    • sliced almonds
    • crumbled feta cheese optional
    Instructions
    1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
    2. While quinoa is cooking, heat oil in a skillet and cook chicken breasts for about couple of minutes on each side. Slice each chicken breast.
    3. Mix kale, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl. Massage kale with your hands for a couple of minutes, until kale leaves are tender. (The kale will turn a brighter green color.)
    4. Add cooked quinoa, chopped cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, white wine vinegar to the salad and season with freshly ground black pepper and salt, if necessary.
    5. Toss salad ingredients and serve on plates. Top with sliced chicken breasts, sliced almonds, and optional crumbled feta cheese.
    Nutrition Facts
    Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken
    Amount Per Serving (427 g)
    Calories 622 Calories from Fat 242
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 26.9g 41%
    Saturated Fat 5g 25%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 21.9g
    Cholesterol 121mg 40%
    Sodium 1343mg 56%
    Total Carbohydrates 45.5g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
    Sugars 1.7g
    Protein 50.7g 101%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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