Citrus Chicken & Quinoa Salad


Citrus Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Try this recipe for lunch or dinner!
Course Lunch
Servings 3 servings


  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound organic chicken breasts chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 medium oranges (peeled and segmented)
  • 3/4 avocado


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Cook quinoa and let it cool
  • Pour olive oil on sauté pan and cook chicken and roasted garlic. Sprinkle paprika and salt. Cook about 8 minutes until chicken is done
  • Add cooked chicken, avocado and oranges to the quinoa. Stir and set to the side
  • Dressing: whisk all ingredients together. Pour over salad as eating it.
  • Enjoy over spinach or mixed greens!


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