Grain and Chicken Salad with Lemon

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
4
skinless, boneless Chicken breasts
2 teaspoons
1 ⅛ cups
2 ½ cups
½
Cucumber peeled and cut into 1cm (1/2") chunks
1 ⅛ cups
cherry tomatoes (halved)
1
small onion (finely diced)
¾ cup
black Olives (pitted)
1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon
chopped Cilantro
1 tablespoon
extra virgin olive oil
1
lemon (juice)
To garnish
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Preparation steps

1.
Preheat the grill to hot.
2.
Brush the chicken breasts with the oil and season to taste with salt and pepper.
3.
Grill the chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through. To test if the chicken is cooked -insert a skewer or knife into the chicken - the juices should run clear with no trace of pink.
4.
Put the quinoa into a pan and cover with the water. Cover with a lid and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes, until the water has evaporated. Fluff with a fork and spoon into a bowl.
5.
Add the cucumber, tomatoes, onions, olives and herbs to the warm quinoa. Pour over the olive oil and lemon juice, season well and mix everything together. Set aside to cool.
6.
Divide the quinoa salad between 4 serving plates. Cut the chicken into strips and divide between the plates. Garnish with lemon wedges.