Healthy and Quick Dinner | Roasted Chicken with Rainbow Quinoa Salad

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Delicious, healthy and colorful dinner. Chicken is the best comfort food in our house. We would have roasted chicken once a week and I would make extra 2-3 portions so we would have leftovers for next day’s lunch to reheat or to make some delicious sandwich. I try not to be boring and always come up with some new variations. Here is our from this week 🙂

Healthy and Quick Dinner | Roasted Chicken with Rainbow Quinoa Salad

Recipe by Sweet ZivileCourse: MainDifficulty: Easy


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  • Chicken
  • 6 chicken legs

  • 6 tsp. of sea salt

  • 5 tbsp. of sweet paprika

  • 5 tsp. of thyme

  • 3 tsp. of dried granulated garlic, I like to use it course, gives some nice toasted crunch

  • 2 tbsp. of dried onion

  • 2 tsp. sweet basil

  • 2 tsp. oregano

  • 3 tbsp. of dried parsley

  • Quinoa salad
  • 3 cups of rainbow cooked quinoa

  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 English cucumber, chopped

  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped

  • 2 medium avocados, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper

  • Salt, pepper to taste

  • 1 lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil

Let’s make it

  • Chicken
  • Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  • Mix olive oil with spices making a paste.
  • Pat dry the chicken to get the crispy skin and rub with oils and spices mixture all over.
  • Place on the baking sheet and let it sit at room temperature for at least 30 min to absorb the flavors. If you in a hurry, cook it right away, still will be delicious.
  • Roast in the oven for 45-60 min or until nicely roasted and internal temperature has reached at least 165 F.
  • Quinoa salad
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Serving
  • Serve and enjoy!

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