Quinoa Chicken Salad

by / ⠀Recipes Salads Side dishes / September 17, 2013

Got some leftover chicken breast from last night’s rotisserie? Toss it with quinoa and balsamic vinaigrette for a fresh and lively lunch for the following day!


Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 2 cups cooked red quinoa
  • 8 ounces cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 1/4 cup NatureBox Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced

For the balsamic dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1.In a large bowl, combine quinoa, chicken, cranberries, almonds and scallions.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, honey, salt and pepper, to taste. Stir into the salad and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately.

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Chung-Ah, the author behind Damn Delicious, loves to take simple ingredients and transform them into sophisticated and elegant meals.

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