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chicken-paprika-tabbouleh

Paprika Chicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh

This dish is perfect for a quick weeknight meal. High in protein and so easy to prepare!

What you will need for four portions:

  • 1 cup (200g) quinoa
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves picked, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint or coriander
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 100g low-fat thick Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 x 180g chicken breast fillets

Method

  • Place the quinoa and 600ml water in a small saucepan over medium heat, then bring to a simmer. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well and leave to cool.
  • Add herbs, tomato and onion to quinoa and toss to combine. Combine oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, cumin, cayenne and sugar, then season.
  • Place yoghurt in a bowl and drizzle over 2 teaspoons dressing, then sprinkle with some paprika. Toss salad in remaining dressing.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high. Mix oil and remaining paprika, season, then brush over chicken. Grill for 7-8 minutes each side until cooked through. Serve sliced with salad and yogurt.
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