Greek salad with quick griddled chicken - high protein meal

Greek salad with quick griddled chicken - high protein meal

Great as a post-workout meal, guaranteed to keep your metabolism working hard and for building muscle, this protein packed dish is tasty and healthy. Simple to make it’s a quick lunch or a family meal when you’ve little time to spare.

What you’ll need:

225g Quinoa

25g Butter

1 red chilli

1 garlic clove, crushed

400g Chicken

1 ½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

300g vine tomatoes roughly chopped

handful pitted black Kalamata olives

1 red onion, finely sliced

100g feta cheese, crumbled

small bunch of mint

½ lemon – juice and zest


Put the quinoa in a saucepan and add double the amount of salted water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse in cold water before draining thoroughly.

Mix the butter, chilli and garlic into a paste and then toss the chicken fillets in about 2tsp of olive oil, add pepper and salt.

Lay the chicken in a really hot griddle pan and cook for 3-4 mins each side. Transfer to a plate, and cover with the spicy butter.

Next, tip the tomatoes, olives, onion, feta and mint into a bowl. Stir through the cooked quinoa and add the remaining olive oil, lemon juice and zest, and season well. Serve with the chicken fillets on top, drizzled with any buttery chicken juices.

The Author

Laura Briggs

Laura is a fitness writer who loves running, strength training, Pilates and Yoga. When she's got time to herself you might find her knitting, or in the kitchen trying out an elaborate recipe - healthy of course!.


Paula C.
19 March 2017

Paula C.

Perfect food for feeling healthy, and I would say it's also nice on a cold day by warming it very lightly in a pan.

Lucy C.
16 March 2017

Lucy C.

this looks nice, but I have given up on tomatoes until summer. The ones we can buy in the UK look round and red but taste of nothing! I'll keep this in mind when the season starts.

Claire H.
16 March 2017

Claire H.

This is my sort of dish! Much nicer than a sandwich for lunch, and anything with feta and olives has got my vote. It definitely needs the lemon though.

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