Pesto Chicken, Spiced Avocado, Quinoa & Peas

Savoury Things | April 5, 2017 | By

This is a really simple, quick and easy lunch to make! I tend to eat relatively healthy most of the time… at least that’s what I tell my self.

Healthy pesto chicken
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 2 x chicken breasts
  2. 1 x avocado
  3. 100 g quinoa
  4. 50 g sugar snap peas
  5. 50 g spring onions
  6. 200 ml water
  7. Vegetable stock cube
  8. ½ lemon
  9. ½ tsp curry powder
  1. Firstly we need to cook the chicken, get the chicken breasts season lightly with salt and pepper and apply a generous coating of green pesto. Pop in the oven for between 20 – 25 minutes at 200 c until cooked through.
  2. Whilst the chicken is cooking we can prepare the quinoa, what I’ve used here is rainbow quinoa. Rinse the quinoa in a fine sieve under cold water to remove any of the bitterness. Combine the rinsed quinoa with the water and bring to the boil and maintain a gentle simmer until all of the water has been absorbed, this will take about 15 minutes.
  3. Take the quinoa off the heat, cover and allow it to steam for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Now crack on with the crushed avocado, either use a pestle and mortar or a bowl and a fork, scoop out the avocado crush it up as smooth as possible add the curry powder, ½ lemon juiced and season to taste.
  5. We’re almost done! Finely dice up most of the sugar snap peas( save a few for garnishing), spring onions and parsley and add that to the quinoa, fluff it all up with a fork and season to taste.
  6. Quinoa done well is delicious, it stores in the fridge for around 4 – 5 days in an air tight container.
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