https://www.lifestylefood.com.au/recipes/25066/chicken-and-quinoa-superbowl-with-chimichurri-dressing

LifestyleFOOD.com.au

A great, easy lunch to take to work or enjoy at home.

Ingredients

  • 200g (1 cup) quinoa, rinsed

  • 2 x 200g chicken breast fillets, cut into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • Small handful of flat-leaf parsley, finley chopped

  • 155 g (1 cup) almonds, toasted, plus extra to serve

  • 130 g (1 cup) dried cranberries, plus extra to serve

  • Big handful of baby spinach

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • Chimichurri dressing:

  • 30 g (1 cup) chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ teaspoon chopped fresh oregano leaves (or dried)

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • Juice of 1 lemon

Method

  • 1.

    Bring 500ml (2 cups) of water to the boil, add the quinoa and simmer for about 8 – 12 minutes until it has tripled in size and started to sprout little tails. Then rinse and set aside to cool.

  • 2.

    Put the chicken strips in a bowl, add your olive oil, garlic and parsley, and toss to make sure the chicken is evenly coated.

  • 3.

    Heat a grill pan until hot, then cook the chicken strips for 3 – 4 minutes on each side until golden. Once they’re ready, set aside.

  • 4.

    To assemble the salad, add the almonds, cranberries, baby spinach and avo to the cooled quinoa in a serving dish, then give it a good mix. Add the grilled chicken and toss lightly then set aside.

  • 5.

    To whip up the dressing, you can pop everything into a food processor and blitz for 20 seconds.

Notes

Tip: The Electrolux Masterpiece Collection Immersion Blender comes with a mini chopper attachment which is great to make salad dressings. Place all chimichurri ingredients in the mini chopper and blitz.

Lola Berry is an Electrolux ambassador.

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below

 
 

Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings