Coronary heart-healthy quinoa salad with hen


Quinoa Salad with Chicken

Quinoa Salad with Chicken

Power: 4 servings

Completed in: 30 to 45 minutes *


  • 1¼ cups of quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 ounce chicken tender
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 large orange, peeled and sliced


  1. Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions; Fluff with a fork and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  2. In the meantime, preheat the broiler on a wire rack 4 to 6 inches off the heat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the chili powder, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken and toss to coat.
  4. Place the chicken under the grill and cook until cooked for about 12 minutes.
  5. Add chicken to the quinoa, toss with remaining ingredients, cover and refrigerate until serving.

* Quinoa can be made ahead of time.

Nutritional information (per serving): Calories 459, total fat 19 g, saturated fat 3 g, trans fat 0 g, sodium 389 mg, carbohydrates 52 g, fiber 6 g, sugar 4 g, protein 20 g, iron 3.5 mg

More information

  • Quinoa is a complete protein, making it an ideal source of protein for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Oranges contain more than 170 different phytochemicals and more than 60 flavonoids, many of which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Antioxidants in limes prevent plaque from building up on artery walls, making them a heart-healthy addition to meals.