Try this delicious high-protein salad this weekend.  It will help you reach your protein goals and keep you from grabbing something that just might sabotage your healthy eating habits. 

You will need:

6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced (raw)

Marinade

  •  juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • zest of 1/2 lemon
  • zest of 1/4 lime
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper

Salad

  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (roasted or canned)
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

Dressing

  • juice of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1. place chicken in large ziplock bag, in a bowl, mix together marinade ingredients.  Pour onto chicken, shake bag to mix well and set aside for 10 to 15 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, chop salad ingredients.  Set aside in a large mixing bowl.

3. In a small bowl, mix together dressing ingredients.  Pour over salad.

4. Remove chicken from bag and brown in a pan for 3 minutes per side, cooking until no longer pink.  Place cooked chicken on top of salad. Mix to combine.  Serve.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 408

Total fat 17g

Carbohydrates 42g

Fiber 9g

Protein 27g

2 Thoughts on “Chicken, Bean & Quinoa Salad from Oxygen Mag

  1. Brianna on February 23, 2011 at 2:41 am said:

    Love love love this salad!!!! Easy to make and soooo healthy!!! 10 out of 10!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks! I love this salad too. I especially love the quinoa when i add some chicken broth to the mix. It gives the salad that much more flavor! Thanks!

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