chicken quinoa salad

Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Honey Chilli Chicken and Quinoa Salad- YUMM!!!

  • approx 450 Cal per serve
  • 20 min.prep time
  • 20 time
  • 3 serves 


  • 500g Chicken breasts
  • 1/4 tsp salt, pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chill sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1tbsp honey mustard
  • 2 tbsp fresh corriander
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • For the salad;
  • 4 cups leafy greens
  • 1/4 cup fresh corriander
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • Lime quinoa base:
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp coconut oll
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper (each)

Cooking instructions:

  1. Add chicken breasts to zip lock bag and season with salt and pepper
  2. In a bowl whisk olive oil, honey, chilli, mustards, corriander, garlic and pour over chicken and marinade in fridge for 2 hours.
  3. Heat non-stick pan on medium, add oil, and cook chicken until browned on both sides and cooked through centre
  4. ( cook just before starting the chicken) Add the quinoa and stock to a saucepan and bring to boil. once boiling reduce to low and cover for 15 mins or until liquid is absorbed. then add coconut oil, lime juice, zest, salt and pepper,
  5. To make salad, add greens in bowl and toss with salt and pepper. Add chicken on top along with quinoa, tomatoes, corriander, greens onions, avocado. Drizzle with lime juice, oil and honey and serve!

Special Tips

  • Can reduce honey to taste as is only sugar. Do not take out avocado as this provides healthy fats where the chicken does not but you could use nuts being walnuts, cashews and almonds.

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