#ad Easy Greek Quinoa and Grilled Chicken Salad

January 20, 2014 in chicken, salad, spon by amanda

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We’re almost to the end of January! I hope that if you made any healthy eating or exercising goals, you stuck with it. I did… for the most part. I’m so bad about getting busy and then just grabbing whatever’s easy instead of what’s best for me. You know, leftover Chinese food, the rest of an ice cream container. You guys. I’ve got to stop.

I picked up some Tyson Grilled & Ready products at Walmart last week so that I can change my ways and have good protein at my fingertips at all times. I heard about the Tyson Grilled & Ready line a couple years ago when my mom went to visit my aunt and said that my then 11 or 12 year old cousin made himself salads with Seasoned Beef Strips and I was all “Whaaat? That’s a thing?!” If you go through my instagram from that time period, I had a salad every single day after that with those beef strips. I was obsessed. And quite fit. But that’s beside the point.

I used the Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips for this amazingly easy and delicious Greek Quinoa and Grilled Chicken Salad. It really couldn’t be easier to whip up a healthy lunch or dinner with the Grilled & Ready products. It took 15 minutes to cook the quinoa and then I just had to toss the rest of the ingredients together. So much easier than having to cook chicken yourself! And that makes it a million times more likely that I’ll choose a healthy meal like this over whatever else we have in the fridge.

The flavors in dish are outstanding! My husband hates kalamata olives but he ate over half of this salad and then raved about it for days. And my disdain for quinoa is well documented on this blog but I’m really starting to enjoy it. I find that the more textures you add to it, the better it is.

Tyson has Super Fridges in over 1000 Walmart stores across the country that are stocked full of Grilled & Ready products so make sure you look out for those next time you are grocery shopping! Walmart also has the Grilled & Ready products on Rollback for just $5.87! You should also check out the Just Add This Facebook app – it delivers daily tips and recipes through the end of the month and awards weekly prizes through March! For more recipes featuring the Grilled & Ready items, check out the Pinterest page!

Easy Greek Quinoa and Grilled Chicken Salad

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
For the dressing:
1 tablespoon olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 garlic clove, minced or grated
salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa and chicken broth in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and lower to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed and quinoa is nice and fluffy.
  2. Transfer quinoa to a mixing bowl. Add cherry tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, kalamata olives, feta cheese, fresh mint, and fresh parsley.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper. Pour over quinoa mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold. It's delicious either way!
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