Position a rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper and place on the prepared baking sheet. Broil, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 165°F, 14 to 18 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a clean cutting board and slice or shred.
Meanwhile, place peppers, almonds, 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, paprika, cumin and crushed red pepper (if using) in a mini food processor. Puree until fairly smooth.
Combine quinoa, olives, red onion and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a medium bowl.
To serve, divide the quinoa mixture among 4 bowls and top with equal amounts of cucumber, the chicken and the red pepper sauce. Sprinkle with feta and parsley.
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare chicken (Step 2), red pepper sauce (Step 3) and quinoa (Step 4); refrigerate in separate containers. Assemble just before serving.
Serving size: 3 oz. chicken, ½ cup quinoa & ¼ cup sauce each
520 calories;27 g fat(5 g sat); 4 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 62 mcg folate; 91 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,158 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 117 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 686 mg sodium; 686 mg potassium
Vitamin A (23% daily value)
Carbohydrate Servings: 2
Exchanges: ½ starch, 1½ vegetable, 3½ lean protein, 4 fat
So good, simple and quick dinner that tastes great. I did add a little chicken broth when cooking the quinoa, just for a hint of flavor.
January 12, 2017
By: Elizabeth Drennan
My husband and I just had this for lunch and I agree - it is SO tasty and SO incredibly filling. I couldn't even finish it. The red pepper sauce is amazing and tastes so bright and fresh on this salad. I will be keeping this one in heavy rotation.
January 06, 2017
So tasty! So filling! Have to say one of my favourite meals I've had in a long time. As I've just come across the recipe again I'm going to make it again for next week :)
November 10, 2016
This was super-tasty and easy for a weeknight. I added a little salt to the red-pepper sauce.