Chicken With Quinoa, Oranges, and Walnuts

Chicken With Quinoa, Oranges, and Walnuts

This chicken with quinoa, oranges, and walnuts recipe is the perfect meal-prepped lunch or an ideal side salad.

This dish needs additional protein, since chicken and quinoa pack this salad with protein and healthy fats so it makes a well-rounded lunch.

Walnuts give this salad its crunch, and tangy oranges and fresh herbs give it lots of fresh flavor. By using rotisserie chicken, you can cut down on the preparation time, making this healthy salad super quick to whip up.

Pro tip: Store-bought rotisserie chicken is very versatile. You can bone and skin the chicken and use the leftover meat in other recipes throughout the week. It’s great in sandwiches, soups, and salads!

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Chicken with Quinoa, Oranges, and Walnuts

Walnuts give this Chicken with Quinoa, Oranges, and Walnuts salad its crunch, and tangy oranges and fresh herbs give it lots of fresh flavor.

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2 servings
Calories 335 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3 oz. shredded rotisserie chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 1 oz. raw walnuts, coarsely chopped (about 5 Tbsp.)
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1 dash ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine quinoa, chicken, walnuts, orange, and cilantro in a medium bowl; mix well.

  2. Drizzle with oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper; toss gently to blend.

  3. Mix well and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken with Quinoa, Oranges, and Walnuts
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 6g
Protein 20g 40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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