Lebanese-style chicken breasts with quinoa and tomato tabbouleh

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Lebanese-style chicken breasts with quinoa and tomato tabbouleh

Lebanese-style chicken breasts with quinoa and tomato tabbouleh

Gluten-Free Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Lean & Clean, Diabetes-Friendly, Carb-Conscious, No Added Sugar, <600 Calories, Protein Plus

2 Servings, 380 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

We use nutty, protein-rich quinoa in a classic Mediterranean tomato tabbouleh for a hearty, upgraded side to this Middle Eastern chicken dish.

The Heart-Check Certification indicates the recipe meets the American Heart Association®’s nutrition requirements. To remain at or under the maximum 600mg sodium per serving, use no more than ½ teaspoon salt to season this recipe. We also recommend using the lower amounts of oil suggested for preparation.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 1¼ cups cooked rainbow quinoa
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 6 ounces each)
  • Sunbasket smoky sumac spice blend (sumac - sweet smoked paprika - baharat)
  • 1 organic cucumber
  • 1 organic Roma or other tomato
  • 3 organic scallions
  • 8 to 10 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 organic lemon

Nutrition per serving

Calories 380, Total Fat 13g (17% DV), Sat. Fat 2g (10% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 80mg (27% DV), Sodium 115mg (5% DV), Total Carb. 36g (13% DV), Fiber 6g (21% DV), Total Sugars 4g (Incl. 0g Added Sugars, 0% DV), Protein 32g

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛; teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten.

*Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans, Sesame.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Cook the quinoa

In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, cook the quinoa, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl to cool.

While the quinoa cooks and cools, prepare the chicken and the remaining ingredients.


Prep and cook the chicken

  • Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel; season both sides with the smoky sumac spice blend and salt.

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the chicken and cook, turning once, until the chicken starts to brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking, turning occasionally, until the chicken is firm and cooked through and the coating is lightly charred, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate. 

While the chicken cooks, prepare the tabbouleh. 


Make the tabbouleh

  • Peel the cucumber, if desired; cut the cucumber into enough ¼-inch pieces to measure ½ cup [1 cup].
  • Cut away the core from the tomato; coarsely chop the tomato.
  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions, keeping the white and green parts separate. Set aside the green parts for garnish. 
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Zest and juice the lemon.

To the bowl with the quinoa, stir in the cucumber, tomato, parsley, white parts of the scallions, lemon zest and juice, and 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil. Season with salt, if desired, and pepper. 


Transfer the chicken and quinoa tabbouleh to individual plates, garnish with the green parts of the scallions, and serve.

Kids Can!
  • Rinse the quinoa.
  • Strip the parsley leaves.
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Assemble the tabbouleh.
  • Garnish with the scallions.