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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Mexican Chicken and Quinoa salad (Degustabox)

I am always looking for high protein meals for my gym mad hubby, so when my Degustabox arrived I was really excited to find that some of the ingredients would be perfect for him.


It's always a struggle to find something to go with meat that isn't too starchy so when I saw the quinoa I was intrigued.  I have bought dried quinoa in the past as it is supposed to be a superfood, but when I made it I wasn't that impressed.  The Quinola Mothergrain Express that was included in the Degustabox looked very different as it was pearl and black and it was ready to eat.  I wanted to add a bit of flavour so added some cherry tomatoes, cucumber and lemon and black pepper oil.  I've got to admit that when I was making it, I just wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it as part of my meal.  



I decided to use the Maggi So Juicy Mexican Chicken to go with the quinoa so followed the 3 step instructions on the packet which was extremely simple. 





Ingredients:

2-4 chicken breasts
1 yellow pepper
1 packet Maggi So Juicy Mexican Chicken
1 packet Quinola Mothergrain Express
Cherry Tomatoes
Cucumber, diced
Lemon and Black Pepper Oil

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.

Slice chicken breasts and pepper and add to the bag provided in the top part of the Maggi sachet, then tip the seasoning from the lower part of the sachet into the bag.  Use the tie provided to close the bag and then coat the chicken in the seasoning by turning the bag.  Place in an ovenproof dish.

Cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, add the Quinola Mothergrain Express to a bowl and then add the cherry tomatoes and diced cucumber.  Drizzle some of the oil over and mix well together.

Remove the chicken from the oven and leave to stand for 2-3 minutes before opening the bag.

And there you go.  A perfectly healthy meal, cooked with minimum effort that is super tasty.



Further product information:

Quinola Mothergrain Express is the perfect way to enjoy quinoa and save time! Ready cooked, they can beenjoyed cold as part of a salad or quickly reheated for be included as part of a hot meal. Organic and Fairtrade, Quinola Mothergrain Express have won 4 Great Taste awards. Not only delicious, quinoa is also a super-food, high in nutrients and gluten free! In either Pearl and Black or Pearl and Red, Quinola Mothergrain Express a quick,easy, healthy and delicious way to enjoy quinoa!


Would you like to try a Degustabox for yourself?  Use code SJZVB for a £3 discount on the DegustaboxUK site.



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