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Greek Quinoa with Chicken

Greek Quinoa with Chicken

 

Greek Quinoa with Chicken

(adapted from Perry’s Plate recipe)

Ingredients (for the salad):

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Olive oil
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup black seedless olives, sliced (about 20 olives)
  • ½ cup fresh spinach, coarsely chopped

Ingredients (for the dressing):

  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1.5 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled

Directions:

  • Cook quinoa according to package directions.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. When hot, spray with non-stick cooking spray or add olive oil. Sauté chicken 3-4 minutes until no longer pink.
  • In a large bowl, add quinoa, chicken, tomatoes, feta, olives and spinach. Mix well.
  • In a mason jar combine the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, oregano, garlic, salt & pepper. Cover tightly with lid and shake.
  • Add remaining ingredients (parmesan, olive oil & feta) to the jar, cover tightly and shake. Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and mix well. Let sit in refrigerator overnight before serving to let the flavors mingle.