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Recipe: Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad

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This Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad is filled of bright, fresh flavors with every one other accompanied by packs some solemn protein punch

A hearty, in good physical condition salad recipe accompanied by creamy avocado, nutty quinoa, chicken, fresh cilantro, with every one other accompanied by lots of bright citrus flavors. The perfect illumination dinner or uncomplicated lunch

Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad Ingredients

  • 1 with every one other accompanied by 1/2 cups cooked quinoa

  • 2 Tablespoons additional virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts, gash into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cloves garlic or roasted garlic,finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoonsmoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 large oranges, peeled with every one other accompanied by segmented

  • 1 ripe avocado, sliced or cubed

  • 1/4 cup lime juice

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro (packed)*

  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice

  • 1 Tablespoon additional virgin olive oil

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

How to Make Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad

  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large bowl with every one other accompanied by permit cool.

  2. Pour olive lubricant into a large skillet over means of communication heat. Add chicken with every one other accompanied by roasted garlic, stirring it all around to coat accompanied by oil. Sprinkle accompanied by smoked paprika with every one other accompanied by salt. Stir with every one other accompanied by prepare until chicken is done, concerning 8 minutes. Add cooked chicken, oranges, with every one other accompanied by avocado to the quinoa. Stir to combine. Set aside.

  3. Whisk the dressing ingredients together. Pour over salad with every one other accompanied by toss to coat each item evenly. Serve immediately. Leftovers retain well inside the refrigerator for 4-5 days.

Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad Reviews

  • What a great, illumination dinner I tin certainly see making this for lunches this summer too. We grilled our chicken with every one other accompanied by used boneless, skinless thighs. I too tossed some black beans inside pit with every one other accompanied by idea it complemented the flavors attractively with every one other accompanied by added a little additional protein. My husband added some scarlet sprinkle flakes to present with a little bite to his while well. The smoked paprika made it with every one other accompanied by shouldnt exist skipped if you tin assist it. Ill exist keeping this one inside my rotation Thanks Sally

  • Made this earlier to for dinner on one occasion with every one other accompanied by loved it that darkness with every one other accompanied by the following day while leftovers. 3 years later, I fair made it on one occasion additional for repast prep for a set of two lunches. I dont know if you have the answer to this nevertheless tin this salad exist frozen while is (maybe dressing separate). Id depart from not here the avocado. I know I tin turn into ice cooked quinoa with every one other accompanied by assemble the salad on one occasion defrosted nevertheless I was really looking to turn into ice while is. Any idea?

  • This was incredibly delicious. I was skeptical at earliest accompanied by the oranges inside the salad, nevertheless -WOW- the flavors, textures with every one other accompanied by taste were fantastic. I had it for my dinner tonight with every one other accompanied by it is filling, I cant remain for lunch tomorrow to have it on one occasion additional (leftovers).

  • I discovered this recipe last summer with every one other accompanied by have been anxiously awaiting warmer weather so I could add it spine to our dinner rotation So delicious. Tastes flat better chilly the following day. Can easily sub grapefruit or clementines for the oranges/juice.

  • This is an completely delightful recipe for summer I didnt have some cilantro with every one other accompanied by I subbed plain paprika for smoked paprika. Still turned not here delightful. I went for seconds Thank you for releasing this recipe.

  • Love this recipe. My spouse with every one other accompanied by I have made it some times with every one other accompanied by served it to company. Always a hit. We are having a vegan set of two for lunch tomorrow with every one other accompanied by are preparation to replacement cubed, additional firm tofu for the chicken with every one other accompanied by I idea I strength add some black beans. Any reactions?

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