Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad Recipe

Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad Recipe

How To Make Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad

Have something healthy after a rigorous exercise with this chicken quinoa salad! It’s loaded with tender chicken, nutty quinoa, and a tangy orange dressing.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • cupsquinoa,cooked
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1lbchicken breasts,skinless boneless, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2garlic cloves,or roasted garlic, finely chopped
  • ½tspsmoked paprika
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2large oranges,peeled, segmented
  • 1avocado,ripe, peeled, cubed

For Dressing:

  • ¼cuplime juice,fresh
  • cupfresh cilantro,chopped, packed
  • 1tbsporange juice,fresh
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbsphoney


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions. Transfer the cooked quinoa to a large bowl and let cool.

  2. Pour the olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and roasted garlic, stirring it all around to coat with oil.

  3. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and salt. Stir and cook for about 8 minutes until chicken is done. Add the cooked chicken, oranges, and avocado to the quinoa. Stir to combine. Set aside.

  4. Whisk the lime juice, cilantro, orange juice, olive oil, and honey together. Pour over the salad and toss to coat everything evenly.

  5. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 days.


  • Calories: 890.17kcal
  • Fat: 42.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.94g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.61g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 83.60g
  • Fiber: 13.71g
  • Sugar: 18.51g
  • Protein: 46.38g
  • Cholesterol: 96.77mg
  • Sodium: 494.20mg
  • Calcium: 123.56mg
  • Potassium: 1421.97mg
  • Iron: 5.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 71.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 81.73mg
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