Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Today I have another summer salad for you that is perfect for outdoor cooking, a grilled BBQ chicken, zucchini and corn quinoa salad! This warm salad is super easy to make and most of it, the chicken, zucchini and corn, is cooked on the grill/bbq so the only other thing that you need to do is cook the quinoa and that can be done ahead of time! Crumbled feta, green onions and cilantro finish the salad off along with extra BBQ sauce as the 'dressing'. If you are looking for a hearty summer salad that eats like a meal and can be cooked outdoors, in 30 minutes or less, then this grilled BBQ chicken, zucchini and corn quinoa salad is what you are looking for!

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Lots of grilled goodness!

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Add some extra BBQ sauce!

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Mix it all up!

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad
Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Grilled BBQ Chicken, Zucchini and Corn Quinoa Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

A summery BBQ grilled chicken, zucchini and corn quinoa salad!


ingredients
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 3/4 cups water or broth
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 pound zucchini, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 ears corn
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup bbq sauce
directions
  1. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the quinoa is tender and has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes, covered.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and grill or pan fry it over medium-high heat until cooked through and lightly golden brown, about 4-6 minutes per side, before setting aside to cool, slicing and mixing in the BBQ sauce.
  3. Grill the zucchini and the corn until cooked and slightly charred, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  4. Cut the corn from the cob, assemble the salad and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 423, Fat 6.7g (Saturated 1.8g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 74mg, Sodium 724mg, Carbs 56g (Fiber 6g, Sugars 15.8g), Protein 36.1g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

8 comments:

We Are Not Martha said...

Hello, dream summer dinner (and bring to work leftovers)! I'm in love with this!!

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Heather Christo said...

What a fantastic Summer Salad Kevin! This is my perfect lunch!

Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom said...

This is seriously the BEST looking grilled BBQ chicken, zucchini and corn salad EVER!!!

Jenny said...

What a great hearty salad! Want!

Maria said...

Loving those grilled vegetables!

Anonymous said...

I am not a feta fan, is there a different option that would be good with this salad?

Anonymous said...

I am not a feta fan, is there a different option that would be good with this salad?
Thanks! Andrea

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: I would go with a goat cheese or a queso fresco as a replacement for the feta.

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