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Chicken Quinoa Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 310kcal
Author: Shinee
Colorful and flavorful, this chicken quinoa salad has a fantastic texture and flavor combination. Honey dijon dressing pairs beautifully with every ingredient in this simple salad, adding complexity and tang to every bite.
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  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cooked chicken breast grilled or leftovers from rotisserie chicken
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup Honey Dijon dressing*


  • To cook quinoa, in a small saucepan, bring chicken broth to boil over medium high heat. Add quinoa and salt. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the broth is soaked up. Fluff the quinoa with a fork and let it cool.
  • Meanwhile, slice chicken breast into bite-size pieces.
  • Cut tomatoes and avocado into small cubes.
  • To serve, in a large bowl, mix together quinoa, chicken, tomatoes and avocado. Toss everything with honey dijon dressing and serve.


Note 1: You can use this homemade honey dijon dressing, or store-bought one.


Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2646IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg