Quinoa Chicken Salad – (served cold)

You are going to LOVE this Quinoa Chicken Salad!   Last week I went to my friend Izabella’s house for a play date and she made this dinner for us.  Of course, once I saw and tasted it I knew that this was the perfect recipe for NEMs!

Prep Time:  20 min


What you’ll need:

  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • Package of Quinoa (the one shown here is from Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 cucumber
  • Bag of baby carrots
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1-2 lemons
  • Olive Oil
  • Lemon  Pepper
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • First rinse and chop your chicken breasts bite size pieces or your choosing

chicken breasts

  • In a pan, add the olive oil, chicken, and season with lemon pepper and cook thoroughly, set aside to cool

cubed chicken

  • Make your Quinoa according to package instructions. For this recipe I just used 1 cup of the quinoa and saved the rest for another recipe 😉


In a large bowl, combine the following:

  • Wash & chop into small pieces:  Red bell pepper

bell peppers chopped bell peppers

  • Wash & chop into small pieces:  Cucumber (with skin)

chopped cucumbers

  • Wash & chop into small pieces:  Baby carrots
  • Drain the canned corn and add
  • Drain the black beans and add

canned items

Now all you have to do is combine all the ingredients.  Cut up 1 lemon and squeeze over the bowl and stir.  This will help keep the salad fresh! 🙂

final quinoa

When you are ready to serve, add some balsamic vinaigrette, and ENJOY!

If you have leftovers, just plop that into the fridge.  The next time you are hungry and want something healthy and already made, just squeeze some lemon juice on your dish, stir, and ENJOY…AGAIN! 😉





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