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Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad

This Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad recipe is an amazing side dish for any meal! It's guaranteed to satisfy your most intense quinoa cravings.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beet salad recipe, best chicken salad recipe, best quinoa salad recipe, easy side dish, healthy appetizer, healthy salad recipes, healthy side dish, quinoa salad, quinoa salad black bean, quinoa salad recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 416 kcal
Author Jenny

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2-3 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup chicken breast cooked, shredded
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives chopped
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers roasted
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Simple Lemon Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. When done cooking, transfer it to a large bowl and toss with a fork. Let cool for 30 minutes or so, tossing every 5 minutes.

  2. Add broccoli, chicken, carrots, olives, roasted red bell peppers, parmesan and Feta cheese to quinoa, stirring to combine.

  3. To make dressing, place oil, lemon, salt and pepper into a mason jar with a lid. Close lid and shake for 30 seconds or until well combined.

  4. Pour dressing over quinoa and stir to combine. Taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Chicken Quinoa Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 578mg25%
Potassium 490mg14%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 2928IU59%
Vitamin C 55mg67%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.