Grilled Chicken, Zucchini, and Quinoa Salad

329 CALORIES27g CARBS14g FAT30g PROTEIN
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In my house salads usually consist of whatever greens, veggies, and herbs I have in the house tossed with a quick dressing of olive oil, balsamic, mustard, and honey. Sometimes I throw in leftover protein or grains depending on if it is a side dish or main course. Either way since they are usually a weird mishmash of things, they don’t end up here on Slender Kitchen. However this recent mishmash was so good I had to share it. It’s a simple salad made with some quick grilled chicken, zucchini, quinoa, mint, chives, and spinach with a simple vinaigrette. Perfect for a hearty lunch or dinner.
The Recipe
Grilled Chicken, Zucchini, and Quinoa Salad

Grilled Chicken, Zucchini, and Quinoa Salad

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 zucchini, sliced lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, diced
  • 1 tbsp mint, diced
  • 1 tbsp chives, diced
  • 4 cups spinach

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Instructions

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1

Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Rub the chicken breast with 1/4 tbsp. olive oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Toss the zuchinni with 1/4 tbsp. olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken and zucchini for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Chop into bite sized pieces.

2

Whisk together the olive oil, mustard, honey, cilantro, mint, and chives.

3

Toss together the chicken, zucchini, quinoa, dressing, and spinach.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3 cups (353g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329
Calories from Fat 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 56mg
18%
Sodium 219mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 13g
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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About the authorMeet Kristen McCaffrey
Hi, I’m the cookbook author, recipe developer, and food enthusiast behind Slender Kitchen. I am obsessed with making healthy food that is easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Meal planning is my secret weapon and I hope I can make meal time easier for you with our tried and tested recipes and foolproof meal plans. Learn More
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