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Quinoa and brown rice salad with chicken

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Topped with paprika chicken, this brown rice and quinoa salad is an easy and delicious meal that's sure to fill you up. Ready to go in less than 30 minutes, this recipe is a great midweek option.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes


  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 4 (about 150g each) Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 2 x 250g pkt Coles Brand Brown Rice & Quinoa Ready in 90 Seconds
  • 120g pkt Coles Brand Australian Spinach & Red Beetroot Leaves salad mix
  • 100g Always Fresh Fire Roasted Red Pepper Strips (roasted capsicum)
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup (50g) unsalted cashews, coarsely chopped

Nutritional information

Per Serve: Energy: 2620kJ/626 Cals, Protein: 45g, Fat: 23g, Sat fat: 4g, Carb: 56g, Dietary Fibre: 7g.

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  1. Step 1

    Combine the paprika and half the oil in a small bowl. Rub oil mixture over the chicken to coat. Preheat a barbecue grill or chargrill on medium. Cook the chicken for 4-5 mins each side or until cooked through.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat the rice mixture in microwave following packet directions. Place in a large bowl. Stir in the spinach salad mix, capsicum, celery and onion. Whisk the vinegar, mustard and remaining oil in a bowl to combine. Add to salad and combine.
  3. Step 3

    Thinly slice the chicken and place over salad. Top with the cashews.