Simple Spicy Grilled Chicken & Summer Quinoa Salad

The Hubzter has been on a mission lately. He wants to get in shape for summer. He’s been working out hard and honestly, I’m so proud of him for always doing his best to live a healthy lifestyle! [He wants to maintain his boyish good looks as long as he can!]

Since I am not much of a “Worker-Outer” I tend to stay away when he’s off bench pressing or worse… Cardio. [dude, you asked for a life partner, nowhere does it say anything about running partner on the contract I signed]. In an effort to help both myself and his efforts, I have been working on how to incorporate healthier options into our meals.

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Spicy Grilled Chicken & Summer Quinoa Salad

I also find that eating healthy is the summer is so much easier to do with a grill! So today? I’m going to share with you a recipe that I loved making and had the Hubz go back for seconds, without feeling the guilt.

For the Chicken:
2 boneless chicken breasts
2 tsp of Dijon mustard
1 tbsp of soy sauce
Splash of Worcestershire sauce
0.5 tsp of red chilli powder
Salt & pepper to taste

In a bowl put the chicken in and dump all the ingredients on top of it. Then massage the chicken with the marinade. Put the chicken in the fridge overnight to let the spices do their magic!

THE NEXT DAY

Preheat your grill to 400oC. Place your chicken breast on the grill and make sure you hear the sizzle! That means the grill is the perfect temperature. Close the cover of the grill and let it cook away!
After about six to seven minutes, turn the chicken 45 degrees and place it back in the grill to give your chicken some crisscross grill marks [I know, very gourmet of me]
That should be another minute and a half. Then flip and do the same on the other side. This time leave it for 5 minutes.
Once the chicken had cooked through, take it off the grill and set aside.

For the Quinoa:
3 cups quinoa, cooked [follow cooking directions on the package]
1 large carrot, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
2 cups baby spinach, chopped
1 can of sweet corn
1 small head of broccoli, chopped
1 large handful of cilantro, chopped
Juice of one large lemon
3tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Spices to taste:
– Dried basil, dried oregano, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper

Combine all the ingredients, toss and Done!
Slice up the chicken breast and serve along side a hearty helping of the salad!

Enjoy! Let me know if you try this recipe out!

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