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quinoa chicken salad recipe

Quinoa Chicken Salad

Steven Pennington
Classic chicken salad revamped with a gourmet touch
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Classic American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 large Chicken Breast You could use your favorite part of the chicken. Minimum of one cup of chicken, 2 cups works best
  • ½ cup+ Cooked Quinoa
  • 2 tbps Mayonnaise
  • whole Red Onion Small Dice ( Add more if you like ) (Wait till all the ingredients are combined before adding more onion )
  • 2 tbps Diced Apple
  • 2 tbps Grape tomatoes
  • 2 tbps Grapes
  • 1 tbps+ Sliced Almonds
  • 1 tbps+ Chopped Walnuts
  • ½ juiced Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon+ Chopped Watercress ( Or use Parsley, Cilantro )
  • Salt & Pepper To taste


  • First cut and cube the chicken into bite-size pieces, add the cut chicken into a mixing bowl and add mayonnaise, salt, and pepper and mix well, ensuring to coat all the chicken.
  • Next, add all ingredients except the Grape Tomatoes.
  • Check seasoning at this point. TSA ( Taste, Season & Adjust )
  • Add more of any ingredient you think works well. Remember food served cold needs more salt than foods served hot.
  • Last, add in the Grape Tomatoes and fold them in gently.
  • Refrigerate or 30 minutes before serving.
  • See the link below for "How To Cook Quinoa"


Quinoa Chicken Salad | Gourmet Recipe


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Keyword Quinoa Chicken Salad
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