Grilled Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Cups


Grilled Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Cups

Grilled Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Cups
Serves 6 to 8

  • 220
  • 13g
  • 190mg
  • 1.5g
    Sat. Fat
  • 4g
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Ingredients Ingredients


8 tbsp.olive oil

2 tbsp.fresh ginger, grated

2 clovesgarlic

1/2 tsp.salt

1/4 pepper

2 cupscooked quinoa

3/4 cupcucumber, peeled, seeded and diced

1/2 cupred onion, diced

1/2 cupjicama, peeled and diced

1/2 cupcilantro leaves

1/4 cuplime juice, about 3 or 4 limes

3 tsp.sugar

2 tsp.Asian chili paste, such as Sambal Oelek

1 headBoston bibb lettuce

4 mediumtomatoes

Step 1

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In resealable plastic bag, combine 4 tablespoons olive oil, ginger, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken breasts and toss to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.

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Heat lightly greased grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade, letting excess drip away. Grill chicken breasts 6 to 8 minutes on each side. Chicken is done when it feels firm to touch and meat thermometer inserted in center reaches 170°F. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes, then chop into a small dice.

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In bowl, combine diced chicken, quinoa, cucumber, red onion, jicama and cilantro. In glass measuring cup, whisk together lime juice, sugar, chili paste, and remaining salt and black pepper until sugar dissolves. Whisk in remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Pour dressing over Chicken Quinoa Salad and toss well to combine.

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Separate head of Boston bibb into leaves. Cut tops off tomatoes and scoop out insides. Spoon Chicken Quinoa Salad into lettuce leaf and roll up and into hollowed-out tomato, and serve.

tip TIP

TIP: You can use the extra Chicken Quinoa Salad as a stuffing for zucchini, apples and artichokes or just use as a side salad. For a spicier dressing, try using Korean gochujang chili paste.

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Grilled Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Cups

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Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews
Served with lettuce wraps or tomato cups, this fresh and juicy grilled chicken quinoa salad brings a new flavor to your table. Serves 6 to 8

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