Quinoa and chicken Salad
Here’s a delicious quinoa and chicken salad recipe, full of vitamins and very easy to do! This full dish, healthy and quickly done is perfect for summer evenings.
Level of difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Ingredients Quinoa Salad with chicken and paprika
For 6 Person (s)
150 g quinoa
18 snap beans
200 g chicken breast aiguillettes
4 spring onions
1 preserved lemon
juice of 3 limes
2 tablespoons tomato paste
10 cl coconut milk
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tbsp paprika
3 pinches of curry powder
1 sprig of thyme
2 tbsp anise seeds
salt and freshly ground pepper
Preparation Quinoa Salad with chicken and paprika
- Rinse quinoa in cold water and set it to cook 10 minutes from the boil in 2 ½ times its volume of cold salted water.
- Meanwhile, stringing snap beans and cook them with steam. Cut the preserved lemon into small cubes.
- When quinoa is cooked, let cool then add the snow peas, cut into sections and add the diced candied lemon. Sprinkle with a tablespoon of olive oil and juice of 2 limes, pepper, stir and set aside to ambient heat.
- Cut the chicken into pieces and put them in a dish, salt and pepper and sprinkle with paprika and a pinch of curry, stir and set aside.
- Clean and slice the onions with the green stems. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan and put the onions to melt over low heat, add thyme and anis seed. When the onions are translucent, add the pieces of chicken strips to the pan and sear them over high heat for 4 minutes then reduce the heat and add the tomato paste, juice of 1 lime and coconut milk. Mix and simmer 5 more minutes then remove from heat.
- Peel pears, remove the heart and the seeds and cut into thin strips.
- Divide the mixture into 6 glasses quinoa or 6 cups, add the pears and place paprika on top of chicken still warm. Serve immediately.
Quinoa Salad with chicken and paprika
This recipe is balanced: quinoa provides carbohydrates. These are essential to provide us with energy throughout the day. The beans provide, in turn, our need for vitamins and fiber (for our transit). Poultry contains the proteins necessary for cell renewal and our sense of satiety. In addition, poultry is low in fat and therefore reduces the saturated fatty acids often present in our diet. Finally, olive oil brings unsaturated fats for the proper functioning of our fabrics. The spices are used to make various flavors, without changing the nutritional balance.