Healthy Chicken and Zucchini Salad

Are you looking for quick and healthy chicken salad recipe for your light lunch or late dinner? Try this chicken and zucchini salad, it is delicious!

Ingredients for Healthy Chicken and Zucchini Salad

  • 400 g free range chicken breast fillets (chicken chopped)
  • 3 medium zucchinis
  • 200 g quinoa
  • 1 large capsicum sliced; seeds removed
  • 1 medium red onion sliced
  • 10 medium mint leaves
  • 3 tbs chopped chives
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 medium lemon juiced, grated zest
  • 50 g almonds toasted and chopped
  • Himalayan salt, cayenne paper to season


Step 1

Heat a barbecue grill or a chargrill on medium.

Meanwhile place the quinoa and 500 ml water in a saucepan and soak for 10 minutes. Bring to the boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low. Cover the pan and cook for 10-15 minutes until the quinoa is tender and liquid absorbed. Set aside covered for 10 minutes, then separate the grains with a fork.

Step 2

Lightly spray the chicken with olive oil, place on barbecue grill, or chargrill, cook for 5 minutes each side, or until browned and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and set aside for 5 minutes covered with aluminium foil.

Step 3

Wash all vegetables in baking soda solution. Cook the capsicum on the grill, turning it occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until tender and cooked. Add onion and zucchini to the grill and cook for 2 minutes each side, or until cooked. Transfer to a plate.

Step 4

Combine the capsicum, zucchini and onion with quinoa in a large bowl. Add mint and chives and whisk the lemon juice with garlic and oil in a cup and drizzle over the mixture in the bowl.

Step 5

Arrange the mixture on a serving plate, top with the meat slices and sprinkle with lemon zest and almonds. Season with Himalayan salt and cayenne pepper.

Try this healthy grilled chicken salad recipe and don’t forget to share the recipe with your friends. Enjoy!

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