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Honey Mustard Chicken Quinoa Salad

This sweet and savoury salad will quench every taste bud this summer. The dressing is also used as the marinade for the chicken giving it sweet and crispy edges, especially if you barbecue it! Talk about flavour. If you don't have time to marinade the chicken for at least 2 hours, cooking it right away is fine too! 

 

I pre-cooked all the chicken and quinoa first then when I wanted my salad, all I have to do is throw together all the ingredients. If you really want to get fancy with this salad, try adding bacon, croutons nuts or seeds. Not a meat eater? Add a sliced boiled egg. 

Ingredients

Dressing/Marinade

  • ⅓ cup Honey

  • 3 tbsp. Whole grain mustard

  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil

  • 1-2 tbsp. Apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)

  • 1 Garlic clove, minced

  • Salt to season

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

For the salad (serves 1)

  • 1 handful spring mix salad

  • Small handful of chopped romaine

  • ½ cup Quinoa, cooked  

  • 8-10 Cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced in half

  • ¼ Avocado, diced

  • Dressing to taste

  • 3oz Chicken, cooked

 

Directions

  1. Whisk together the marinade/dressing ingredients and pour half of it onto the chicken in a small bowl. Keep the other half for the dressing for your salad. Let the chicken marinade for at least two hours in the fridge (if you don’t have time to marinade, cooking it right away is fine too).

  2. Cook the chicken. You can either bake it, fry it or BBQ it. I BBQ'd my chicken and it tasted fabulous!
    Store the chicken in a container in the fridge until ready to eat.

  3. Cook the quinoa.
    Add 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to a saucepan.
    Add 2 cups of water or homemade veggie broth.
    Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 min.
    Store the quinoa in a container in the fridge until ready to eat.

  4. Then when you’re ready for your salad just toss together the salad ingredients.

  5. Enjoy :)

Adapted from: Cafe Delites 

Prepared by: Christine Gemmell

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