BEETROOT, GRILLED CHICKEN & GRAIN SALAD

BEETROOT, GRILLED CHICKEN & GRAIN SALAD

Quick & Easy Dinner recipe of Beetroot, Grilled chicken & grains. Healthy and Tasty Salad will fill your empty stomach.

PREPARATION TIME
15 minutes
COOKING TIME
40 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

for 4 servings
100g brown rice
100g quinoa, rinsed
3x medium beetroot, precooked, and cut into wedges (found in fresh food aisle of the supermarket)
1/3 cup pistachios, toasted
½ cup Perfect Italiano Shaved Parmesan
¼ cup mint leaves
¼ cup coriander leaves
2 x skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tbsp extra to brush grill
1 lemon, juice and zest
PREPARATION TIME
15 minutes
COOKING TIME
40 Minutes

PREPARATION

1
Cook the rice and quinoa according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water and leave to drain completely.
2
Once the grains have drained and cooled, place in a large bowl along with the beetroot, pistachios, Perfect Italiano Shaved Parmesan and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then set aside.
3
Place the chicken breasts in a large plastic zip lock bag. Use a rolling pin or meat mallet to flatten the breasts into an even thickness. Once flattened, remove the chicken from the bag and season with salt and pepper.
4
Place a grill pan over a medium heat and brush with a little of the olive oil. Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from the grill pan and set aside on a plate. Once cooled slightly, slice the chicken breast into thin strips.
5
Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and zest in a bowl. Add the dressing and sliced chicken to the grain salad. Season with salt and pepper and toss well to coat all ingredients. Divide the salad between plates and serve.