Grilled Chicken with Grain and Beetroot Salad

Healthy salad for easy meal prep

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15 mins
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40 mins
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  1. Cook the rice and quinoa according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water and leave to drain completely.
  2. Once the grains have drained and cooled, place in a large bowl along with the beetroot, pistachios, Perfect Italiano Shaved Parmesan and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste and then set aside.
  3. Place the chicken breasts in a large plastic zip lock bag. Use a rolling pin or meat mallet to flatten the breasts into an even thickness. Once flattened, remove the chicken from the bag and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place a grill pan over a medium heat and brush with a little of the olive oil. Add the chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove from the grill pan and set aside on a plate. Once cooled slightly, slice the chicken breast into thin strips.
  5. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice and zest in a bowl. Add the dressing and sliced chicken to the grain salad. Season with salt and pepper and toss well to coat all ingredients. Divide the salad between plates and serve.


  • 100g brown rice
  • 100g quinoa, rinsed
  • 3x medium beetroot, precooked, and cut into wedges (found in fresh food aisle of the supermarket)
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, toasted
  • ½ cup Perfect Italiano Shaved Parmesan
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup coriander leaves
  • 2 x skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 tbsp extra to brush grill
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest

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