You ever love a dish and don't even attempt to make it because you know you won't do it justice? I get that way about ethnic food. Especially with tabbouleh. The flavor is so complex, all the pretty chopped ingredients... I came across bulk seasoning for tabbouleh once and bought it but it's still sitting in my pantry. I never even attempted to make it because it looks difficult to execute! I went to a chef demo recently for quinoa tabbouleh and she made it look so easy. But I like making things even easier and tweaked her recipe for this awesome easy dinner recipe!
First, get your chicken ready - I used Tyson Individually Frozen Chicken Breasts new flavor "Smokey Steakhouse". These breasts are huge! There are about 5-6 pieces in each package. I put two pieces of chicken on a baking sheet and in 50 minutes they were done! Here are the instructions... while that's cooking you can get to work on the tabbouleh!
Done! Don't they look great?! I snipped off a little piece to taste test cause that's what all good cooks should do and loved the flavor! I knew it was the perfect match for my quinoa tabbouleh!
I am ready to #inspiremydinner! Tell me this doesn't look good! You can find all the ingredients at your local Walmart - look for the chicken in the frozen section! Check out my shopping trip in my Google+ album! (I actually had leftover cooked quinoa from a dish I made earlier in the week - cooked quinoa keeps for a few days!)
Chicken Quinoa Tabbouleh Ingredients
1 cup cooked Quinoa
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Fresh Lemon Juice from 1 large Lemon
1 Garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Freshly ground Black Pepper
1 large Cucumber, cut into 1/4" pieces
10 Grape Tomatoes, quartered
3/4 cup Feta cheese, crumbled
2 Tyson Smoked Steakhouse Chicken Breasts, cooked and chopped
Whisk lemon juice and garlic in a small bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
Mix in 1/4 cup dressing with quinoa.
Add cucumber, tomatoes and feta to bowl with quinoa; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle remaining dressing over and add Tyson chicken.
The recipe I adopted from called for mint and parsley, I honestly didn't think it needed it. I know it's not keeping true to tabbouleh but trust me on this. I thought the fresh bold flavors of the tabbouleh went well with the deep flavor of the Tyson Smoked Steakhouse Chicken Breasts. Execution well done if I do say so myself! Enjoy!
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Labels: Chicken Quinoa Tabbouleh, Easy Chicken Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes, Fast Dinner Recipes, Marinated Chicken Breast, Smokey Steakhouse, Southwest Pepper Trio, Tyson Chicken Recipes, Tyson Flavored Chicken