Greek Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a powerful grain, loaded with fiber, iron, and magnesium. Here, quinoa is paired with juicy chicken and fresh vegetables for a healthy, protein- and fiber-loaded salad.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 3 lbs. cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 large red onions, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp. gluten-free Greek seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • Bring chicken broth and garlic to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Reduce to medium-low and stir in quinoa. Cover and cook until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Scrape the quinoa into a large bowl.
  • Mix in chicken, onions, bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro, and cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, Greek seasoning, and lemon juice together. Pour over the salad and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups gluten-free chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked quinoa
  • 3 lbs. cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 2 large red onions, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp. gluten-free Greek seasoning
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice

Directions

  • Bring chicken broth and garlic to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat. Reduce to medium-low and stir in quinoa. Cover and cook until all of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes. Scrape the quinoa into a large bowl.
  • Mix in chicken, onions, bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, parsley, cilantro, and cheese.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, Greek seasoning, and lemon juice together. Pour over the salad and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories610
Total Fat26g
Saturated Fat6g
Cholesterol165mg
Sodium750mg
Total Carbohydrate35g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars5g
Protein60g