Fresh Citrus Chicken Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 breasts skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 large oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cubed.

Dressing

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs. fresh orange juice.

Cook quinoa according to package directions. Transfer cooked quinoa to a large bowl and let cool. Pour olive oil into a large skilled over medium heat. Add chicken and roasted garlic, stirring it to coat with oil. Sprinkle with smoked paprika and salt. Stir and cook until chicken is done, approximately 8 minutes. Add cooked chicken oranges, and avocado to the quinoa. Stir to combine. Set aside For the dressing: whisk all of the ingredients together. Pour over salad and toss to coat evenly. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe adapted from “Citrus Chicken Quinoa Salad. – Sallys Baking Addiction.” Sallys Baking Addiction RSS2. 12 June 2014. Web. 26 Oct. 2015. <http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/06/12/citrus-chicken-quinoa-salad/>.

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