Paprika Chicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh

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With tender paprika chicken breast, an excellent source of lean protein, and quinoa, a gluten-free wholegrain also rich in protein, dietary fibre and antioxidants, this is a satisfying and super healthy dish that is filled with wonderful flavours and textures.

Paprika Chicken with Quinoa Tabbouleh

adapted from taste
  • 150 g Regular white quinoa, well rinsed
  • 300 ml Water
  • 2 tbsp Parsley leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive herb leaves
  • 3 tbsp Mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, diced
  • 3 stalk Spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 50 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Paprika powder, plus extra to sprinkle
  • 1 tsp Ground cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 tsp Caster sugar
  • 100 g Low-fat thick Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 x 180 g Chicken breast fillets
  • Sea salt, to season
  1. Combine 300 ml water and rinsed quinoa in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. Transfer to a large bowl. Set aside to cool.
  2. Add herbs, tomato, and spring onion to quinoa and toss to combine. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, cumin, cayenne and sugar, then season with salt.
  3. Place yoghurt in a bowl and drizzle over 2 teaspoons dressing, then sprinkle with some paprika. Toss the salad in remaining dressing.
  4. Mix 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of paprika, season, then brush over chicken. Heat a large grill pan until hot. Add in chicken and cook for 7-8 minutes each side until cooked through. Serve sliced with salad and yoghurt. | © 2016 | | © 2016 |


Vicki Bensinger 2/6/16 04:37

This sounds wonderful Angie. I enjoy tabbouleh and love that you've created it with quinoa. This looks like a winner!

Kushigalu 2/6/16 04:40

This is such a interesting combo. Looks amazingly delicious :-)

mjskit 2/6/16 04:43

An excellent summer dish! Great seasoning choice for the chicken and the addition of mint to the quinoa really creates a refreshing flavor.

Rosa 2/6/16 08:10

A fantastic dish! Summery and tasty.



Nava K 2/6/16 09:07

Tempting - the paprika for the vibrancy and the herbs to infuse the flavours. I am loving it.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 2/6/16 09:36

What a vibrant and flavorful looking chicken quinoa platter, Angie. So perfect and summer-y

Elin Chia 2/6/16 11:07

Angie... I am drooling and your flavorful paprika chicken is making me hungry.. still an hour to our dinner time :p thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe.

Sonia Cerca 2/6/16 11:11

I've never had chicken breast and quinoa together, but I love both and there are also a lot of spices in this recipe, and I love them. I will give it a try!

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 2/6/16 12:46

We make our tabbouleh with quinoa too - it makes such a nice change. I love the paprika chicken too.

Tania | My Kitchen Stories 2/6/16 13:15

You don't do chicken very often but when you do it's a cracker Ange!

Monica 2/6/16 13:17

Looks delicious! I've been cooking up a lot of quinoa lately and I love the flavors you have here. Great idea to top with chicken and some of that thick Greek yogurt. Looks like a great lunch or dinner!

Tricia Buice 2/6/16 14:20

How pretty Angie! Mint and quinoa sounds perfect. We love tabbouleh so this is going on our menu! The chicken looks wonderfully tender - great post!

Mother Rimmy 2/6/16 14:44

This looks like a fantastic chicken dinner. What a great idea to use quinoa for the tabbouleh.

Asmita 2/6/16 15:08

We love quinoa at my place! This is so healthy and delicious. Will definitely be trying this out:)

Cheri Savory Spoon 2/6/16 15:54

Hi Angie, oh I love this meal, quinoa Tabbouleh looks delicious combined with paprika chicken, sounds like a wonderful combo!!! Pinned!

Smitha 2/6/16 16:00

Looks delicious. Amazing combo.. loved quinoa and chicken in this form.

Kelly 2/6/16 16:41

This salad looks incredible, Angie! I love the quinoa tabbouleh! So light and perfect for summer!

Jean | 2/6/16 17:31

Angie, we love quinoa tabbouleh, and yours looks wonderful! I'll have to try it with that beautifully seasoned chicken breast perched on top.

Chitz 2/6/16 19:50

Looks quite inviting.. pretty n healthy platter :)

Evelyne CulturEatz 2/6/16 20:37

Great dinner, I think paprika is underused so happy to see this recipe, and the side of quinoa tabbouleh looks yum!

Pam 2/6/16 21:33

This dish sounds and looks delicious, Angie! It's a great blend of ingredients and healthy too. I've never had mint leaves with chicken and it has to be a tasty combo. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 2/6/16 21:44

What a perfect fresh meal! I am loving the sound of that quinoa tabbouleh!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 3/6/16 00:47

Yes, I will take it. What a simple, but luscious dish!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 3/6/16 01:15

Fabulous dish, Angie! I've tried to make quinoa tabbouleh, but I don't think I had the dressing right. Now I can try yours!!!

Unknown 3/6/16 01:57

I'm a huge fan of tabbouleh and paprika. This looks delicious Angie

Christine Ho 3/6/16 03:34

So good. This dish is so nutritious and healthy, Angie.

Sharon D. 3/6/16 03:55

Oh my, this is so yummy-looking, Angie. Just the kind of meal I'd love to have and feel good about myself afterwards!

Alida 3/6/16 12:57

I would love this for lunch. We have chicken so often and I welcome your recipe, something different, light and nutritious!

All That I'm Eating 3/6/16 13:07

Sounds like a perfect dinner to me, great idea for a quinoa tabbouleh.

grace 3/6/16 13:24

i love everything about this dish, angie! great flavors for the chicken, and your version of tabbouleh is very appealing!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 3/6/16 13:36

I love Chicken and Paprika!It looks so tasty!

Beena 3/6/16 13:57

Super tempting chicken

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Anonymous 3/6/16 14:27

Sounds like a fantastic and healthy meal Angie although I have never come across Olive herb leaves before.
Have a wonderful and happy weekend.
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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 3/6/16 16:45

This would be a wonderful, light summer meal with fresh tomatoes and mint from the garden, Angie! We love quinoa!

Shashi at SavorySpin 3/6/16 20:42

What a lovely pairing Angie! So much flavor - love it!

fimere 3/6/16 22:36

un plat délicieux plein de saveurs
bonne soirée

Nammi 4/6/16 07:18

Oooh yumm looks so light n refreshing yumm

Adina 4/6/16 16:39

I love the combination, I don't think I have ever made quinoa with chicken, it was always in a vegetarian combination. I have to try this!

tigerfish 5/6/16 05:51

I definitely want a post work-out recovery meal like that with a good balance of lean proteins and carbs.

Viviane Bauquet Farre 5/6/16 09:20

Gorgeous dish, Angie... as always!

Barbara 5/6/16 13:56

That looks marvelous, Angie. Love the idea of making tabbouleh with quinoa!

The Caked Crusader 5/6/16 16:34

Paprika and chicken is such a great combination - this looks lovely

Nancy Chan 5/6/16 17:10

Sounds great! A delicious and healthy recipe. Have a great day!

Gloria Baker 5/6/16 20:42

This paprika chiken look soooo beautiful ANgie !!

Harriet Emily 5/6/16 21:07

Wow this looks incredible Angie! I love tabbouleh! Such a great idea to make it with quinoa. I can't wait to try this :)

Karen Harris 6/6/16 00:49

Gorgeous recipe Angie. Perfect for warm summer nights.

Rafeeda AR 6/6/16 07:09

I wish I could that bowl right away... looks delicious!

kitchen flavours 6/6/16 15:48

What a fabulous healthy meal!

Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 6/6/16 18:55

Well this is dinner perfection, Angie!!! Loving the paprika chicken and using quinoa for tabbouleh is genius! I could eat this on repeat! Cheers, friend!

Geri Saucier 6/6/16 19:02

I love this recipe. A great dish for family and friends. Tabbouleh a great touch.

Rahul @ 6/6/16 19:42

The dish look so impressive – love all the flavour, spices and aromatics going on. I can imagine how good they must have tasted!

Unknown 7/6/16 03:18

love the quinoa in here, looks like a comforting meal!

Unknown 7/6/16 05:13

I love a good quinoa dish always Angie! Loving the tabbouleh here and the toppings!

Kiran @ 7/6/16 08:50

Such a summery dish! Yum!

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Juliana 7/6/16 22:14

What an awesome meal Angie...I love the mint in the quinoa...and the chicken sounds and looks delicious with paprika.
Have a great week :)

norma chang 8/6/16 01:38

Delicious quinoa creation, love it.

Katerina ( 8/6/16 09:06

I love the flavor paprika gives to food and this chicken with the pairing of yogurt looks very delicious!

smitha 8/6/16 11:14

Mouth watering recipe... iam drooling over the Chicken ... Seriously tempting

Muna Kenny 8/6/16 12:59

Another mouth watering and healthy delight :), It is Ramadan now, and this dish will be great for our sahoor (the meal we eat before starting the fast.)

Amelia 8/6/16 13:48

Hi Angie, this recipe look super duper. I can practically get the wonderful fragrant smell. Great combination. Thanks for sharing.

Have a nice day, regards.

Balvinder 8/6/16 17:45

This is sucha neat recipe, I enjoy quinoa tabbouleh and chicken.

Zaza Cook 8/6/16 18:40

Looks delicious, Angie! I love healthy meals!

Unknown 8/6/16 21:40

Tabbouleh is such a favorite here and this whole meal screams light and summery. Paprika is such a great addition to chicken. So good my dear. Hope you are having a lovely week.

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 9/6/16 05:32

Love the yogurt topping - so cool for summertime!

Marcela 9/6/16 13:47

i could have it for dinner today... Looks so yummy!

Reeni 10/6/16 02:52

What a wonderful chicken dish for a spring or summer night! It looks light, healthy and delicious Angie!

Gourmet Getaways 10/6/16 11:30

What a healthy and delicious dish Angie!
Thanks so much for sharing
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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 10/6/16 15:44

I am always looking for healthy meat dishes to cook my hubby I shall be adding this to the list!

Karen Luvswesavory 12/6/16 16:12

Hi Angie,
Thanks for sharing this healthy flavorful chicken quinoa combi :)

Sokehah cheah 13/6/16 17:23

This looks so delicious and nutritious too!

Pam 14/6/16 16:56

That looks like my kind of dinner! YUM.

Sammie 18/6/16 18:11

Love the flavours here. I must try Quinoa - I know I'm the last person on the planet. Pinned to make. Yummy.

Shu Han 19/6/16 22:05

Yum Angie! This looks perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies 20/6/16 03:00

Sounds delicious, and what a beautiful presentation. The dressing sounds lovely!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 17/7/16 01:06

Angie, this is a perfect combination of so many healthy ingredients that my family loves! I need to try your dressing though; I'm sure it beats mine! I've been away for 2 weeks and before that one month of 10 hour teaching summer school; I apologize for my absence from commenting to your 'always' wonderful recipes!

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