March 20, 2014

The Goddess Chicken Quinoa Salad Recipe

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Quinoa Quinoa Quinoa!  Everywhere I turn I hear about Quinoa.  This Super grain full of protein, fiber, iron, magnesium … and so much more!  As great as all the benefits sound I just never got myself to attempt to make it. I felt hungry just saying the word.  So my friend AKA the Kitchen Goddess you may have read about here was determined to get me to L.O.V.E. it.  She succeeded.  I am sharing with you her original recipe.  It’s so nice to eat for a light filling lunch or a mid day snack.  It actually gets better with time and last for up to a few days.

 

What’s to HEART?

Super Healthy, Super Easy, Super Yummy

 

Think Thin Tips 

It’s already so healthy, you don’t have to Think Thin !

 

Red Quinoa, Chicken, Brussel Sprouts, Apples, & Rasin Salad

Serving Size- 6-8

Prep Time- 15 Minutes

Cook Time- 45 Minutes

 

What You Need?

4 Tablespoon  Good Olive oil

3/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt + Salt to taste

1/2 Teaspoon Pepper + Salt to taste

3/4 Cup Cooked Red Quinoa

1 Rotisserie Chicken

1 Pound Brussel Sprouts

2 Apples (Fuji or Gala)

1 Cup Raisins

1/2 Lemon

 

What to do?

Follow the instructions on your Quinoa and begin to cook.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Cut off ends of Brussels Sprouts as well as cut them in half. Toss them with 3 tablespoons of your olive oil, along with the salt and pepper in a bowl.  Spread them on a baking sheet and roast 35-40 minutes.  Toss from time to time.  Make sure they are roasted on the outside and tender on the inside.  Let cool slightly and chop.

Shred the chicken and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil.  Add  chopped brussels sprouts, chopped apples, raisins, and cooked quinoa to the bowl. Squeeze lemon over salad.  Salt to taste.  Tadah!  You have a healthy lunch for days.

 

So now I am hooked on Quinoa!  Please share your favorite Quinoa recipes with us.  

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