Chicken is a good source of lean protein that helps to build muscle and strength.
The quinoa and squash both deliver carbohydrate to the body which helps to boost glycogen stores and provide energy.
Benefits: Improve endurance.
Ingredients: Serves 2
- 2 chicken breasts
- 150g black olives
- 2 tbsp. honey
- 2 handfuls basil leaves
- 6 cloves garlic
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 4 tbsp. soy sauce
- 100g quinoa cooked
- ¼ butternut squash, peeled and diced
- 50g dried apricots, chopped
- 1 tbsp. parsley, chopped
- 25g hazelnuts, chopped
- 25g walnuts, chopped
Begin by slicing the chicken breasts into long strips 3-4 from each breast, and place these into a bowl.
Now blend the olives, honey, basil, garlic, lemons and soy and marinade the chicken for 1 hour.
Into another bowl combine all of the salad ingredients, toss well and put aside.
Heat a sauté over a medium high heat and add the chicken, cook for 7-8 minutes and serve with the salad.