Protein Packed Salad

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Cuisine: European


A protein packed salad with chargrilled chicken, goats cheese, cous cous, avocado & spinach.


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1/2 packet fresh spinach
  • 100g giant cous cous
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 50g goats cheese, crumbled
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 10 black olives
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime
  • fresh herbs to garnish
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Place the chicken breast between two sheets of cling film and flatten with a rolling pin. Season the chicken either side with salt and pepper and the juice of 1/2 a lime.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken on a medium heat until it’s cooked through, then cut into strips.
  3. Meanwhile cook the cous cous according to the packet instructions. I cooked mine in boiling water on the hob for 8 minutes. When cooked, drain and mix in the dried oregano.
  4. Place the spinach in a bowl and add the chicken, cous cous, goats cheese, cherry tomatoes, black olives, red pepper and avocado. Garnish with fresh herbs.
  5. Make a simple dressing with 1tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar. Finish with lime juice to taste.