Coming into the warmer months, its so lovely to experiment a lot with salads. I love salads for lunch, but I feel that I need to have some sort of meat in there too to really make me feel satisfied. That could be chicken, salmon, tuna, beef. Whatever takes your fancy! I made this combination of chicken, vegetables and quinoa not so long ago. And it was well and truly satisfying in every sense of the word!
1/2 chicken breast or chicken tenderloins (enough for your dish)
1/4 cup of tri colour quinoa (or quinoa of your choice)
1/2 red onion, sliced into bite-size pieces
Sweet potato (enough to have in the dish)
1/4 red capsicum, sliced into bite-size pieces
Steam all mentioned vegetables until tender. Remove from heat and let cool. In a pan on medium heat, pop your chicken pieces into a pan with a little olive oil. (Or oil of your choice). Brown the chicken and remove form heat. Feel free to use a little seasoning or flavouring with spices etc. Anything works! Cook your quinoa to packet instruction, drain and set aside. In a large bowl, toss all ingredients and combine. You can even add a sauce of some kind to combine. Sweet chilli would work well. Serve on palate and top with rocket.
This dish does have a couple of elements, but so worth it! Don’t overcook your vegetables too much, as vital nutrients are lost during the heating process. Yummo! xx