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Chicken & white bean salad

Are you getting enough protein in your diet? Athletes need protein primarily to repair and rebuild muscle tissue, however, many don’t relate protein to other important jobs such as immunity, hormonal regulation, one’s ability to lose weight and even digestion (to name a few!). This high protein salad is the perfect way to boost up your system and supply your body with a dose of supportive nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 210g organic chicken breast
  • 1 small red onion
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large handfuls rocket leaves
  • 1 can white beans
  • Feta cheese
  • 2 tbsp. pumpkin seeds (roasted)
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. paprika powder
  • Salt & black pepper

Start by chopping up the chicken breast into squares. Heat up a pan and melt a small spoon of butter or coconut oil to fry the chicken. Make sure the pan is hot before adding the chicken. When ready, fry the chicken with paprika powder, salt and pepper. Prepare the salad by washing the rocket leaves, chopping up the tomatoes and slicing the onions and place everything into a large bowl.

Pro tip: once the onions are sliced, place in a small bowl with hot water for 30 seconds to reduce the ‘sting’ of the onions

In a pan, roast the seeds until brown. Allow them to cool down before placing them into the salad. Continue by draining the beans and adding the rest of the ingredients (apple cider vinegar, olive oil and feta cheese) into the large bowl. Mix everything together and add extra salt if needed.