Healthy Chicken and Quinoa Salad

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Healthy Chicken and Quinoa Salad
Healthy Chicken Salad
Yasmin Fahr

Healthy Chicken Salad

Crunchy and slightly bitter, this easy salad is a healthy and tasty dish to make for dinner or the night before for lunch the next day. In fact, as the acid in the dressing softens the radicchio, the flavors meld together overnight and make the salad even better than it was the before. Plus, you don't have to worry about how to dress the salad because the work has already been done!

I cooked the chicken for this salad, but you can always use leftovers from dinner the night before. Similarly, while I used leftover roasted asparagus, nearly any other cooked vegetable can be used instead. 

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Ready in
30 m
2
Servings
729
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken cutlets
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 radicchio, cut into thin strips
  • 4-5 grape tomatoes, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 4-5 stalks asparagus, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime

Directions

Coat the chicken with salt and pepper. Add 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil to a hot cast-iron or heavy-duty pan over high heat. When the oil is shimmering, lower the heat to medium high, add the chicken, and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Set aside to cool. 

In a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients, seasoning to taste. Cut the chicken into thin strips, then add to the bowl. Transfer to a tupperware or serve as is.

Healthy Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Healthy Chicken Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
40g
62%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Cholesterol
111mg
37%
Protein
46g
91%
Carbs
47g
16%
Vitamin A
60µg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
9.9%
Vitamin B6
1mg
61%
Vitamin C
17mg
29%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
6mg
28%
Vitamin K
97µg
100%
Calcium
80mg
8%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
115µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
115µg
29%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
175mg
44%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
18mg
92%
Phosphorus
616mg
88%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
941mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
22.7%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
23.2%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
25%

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