Quinoa-licious Chicken Salad Recipe

November 29, 2017

Packed with super ingredients this light quinoa chicken salad recipe makes the perfect energy boosting meal for lunch or dinner! Moreover, the protein packed quinoa and chicken gives 30 grams of proteins per serving!


Most of all, it is quick and easy to make and always the way to go when you have a hectic schedule.


This blog was written by Angela Azar , Licensed Dietitian and intern at Healthy Happy Us and edited by Rola GhaddarUS Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Coach at Healthy Happy Us, a nutrition and exercise diet center in Beirut, Lebanon.

How to make it?



2 servings


Preparation time

30 minutes


Ingredients of this delicious quinoa chicken salad 


  • 1/3 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 1/2 chicken breast (200g uncooked)
  • 8 walnut halves
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 2 cups rocket leaves
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 chopped spring onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp white pepper


  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 tsp mustard
Ingredients for the Quinoa-licious Chicken Salad

Ingredients for the Quinoa-licious Chicken Salad

Preparation method


1) Prepare all the ingredients listed above

2) Pre-heat the oven to 230°C

2) Boil the quinoa- add a 1/3 cup of quinoa with 1 cup of water

3) Mix 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp white pepper, 1 tsp oregano and 2 tsp mustard and marinate the chicken.

4) Grease the pan with 1 tsp of olive oil and bake the chicken for 20 minutes at 230°C

5) Prepare the dressing: Mix 2 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp mustard, 2 tsp honey

6) Bring it all together!

Quinoa Chicken Salad

Quinoa-licious Chicken Salad

A closer look of the Quinoa Chicken Salad #YUM

A closer look of the Quinoa-licious Chicken Salad #YUM

Nutrition facts per serving of the quinoa chicken salad 


Calories: 380 Carbs: 28g Proteins: 30g Fats: 22g


Also, you can check out the recipe video for more guidance! 



This recipe is one of the many delicious and easy recipes of #HHU21days challenge. Check out this blog about to learn more about it!

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Rola Ghaddar

US Registered Dietitian at Healthy Happy Us
Her smile, positive energy and optimism are transferred to the people around her. She always has ways to motivate you to achieve your health goals! She has a passion for nutrition education and she is bound to make your healthy living journey a fun learning experience. Her extensive experience with NGOs and Syrian refugees allows her to comfortably communicate, counsel, and educate people from different backgrounds and age groups. Her patience is incomparable, as she's always ready to answer all her client’s inquiries.
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