Lunch Recipes

Citrus Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Citrus Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Spice up your lunchtime with this citrus-y meal! If you're looking for low carb - sub out the quinoa for cauliflower rice or zuchini noodles!

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook time: 20 min

Total time: 30 min

Servings: 3

Ingredients

  • 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

Dressing

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

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa and let it cool
  2. Pour olive oil on sauté pan and cook chicken and roasted garlic. Sprinkle paprika and salt. Cook about 8 minutes until chicken is done
  3. Add cooked chicken, avocado and oranges to the quinoa. Stir and set to the side
  4. Dressing: whisk all ingredients together. Pour over salad as eating it.
  5. Enjoy over spinach or mixed greens!
April 7, 2020
by 
Arielle Murray
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