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Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad Recipe
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Serving : 2
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Prepare the ingredients before making Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

  • Salad
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cup water(Or Chicken Broth)
  • 3/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles, plus more for garnish
  • 4 green onions chopped, save half for garnish
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I recommend Franks)
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 4 steps you must follow to make Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse quinoa well and drain. In a medium pot, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, then cover and turn heat to low. Cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  • Step 2
  • While the quinoa is cooking make the buffalo sauce dressing and cook the chicken and broccoli. In a measuring cup or small bowl combine the olive oil, hot sauce, and seasoned salt. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Step 3
  • Heat a medium size skillet over medium high heat Add a tablespoon of olive oil and saute the broccoli for about 5 minutes. You want it to just start to soften, but still be crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the chicken to the same pan and cook the chicken for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add 1/4 cup or so of the buffalo sauce and cook until the chicken absorbs the sauce.
  • Step 4
  • When the quinoa is ready add the chicken, broccoli, carrots, shredded cabbage and as much of the dressing as desired (I ended up using all of the dressing, but we like things extra saucy) toss well. Add the blue cheese and half of the green onions. Toss again and serve warm with extra blue cheese crumbles and green onions.
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