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Quinoa Recipes - Quinoa, Roast Chicken & Sweet Corn Salad

An easy gluten free chicken salad recipe with chicken and quinoa!

Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 789 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (190 g), uncooked
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock (360 ml)
  • 7 oz canned sweet corn (200 g)
  • 7 oz cooked chicken (200 g)
  • 1 apple
  • 1 medium shallot
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice or lime juice
  • 1 cup ranch dressing (240 ml)
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Pour the quinoa grains in a sieve and rinse them under cold running tap water.
  2. Pour the chicken stock in a large saucepan and bring it to a rolling boil. Then add the quinoa.
  3. Stir and simmer the quinoa for about 10 minutes or until tender and cooked through but not too mushy. Transfer the cooked quinoa to a colander and rinse it well under cold running tap water to stop the cooking process.
  4. Let the quinoa drain and cool until it reaches room temperature. In the meantime peel and slice the shallot. Core the apple and chop it up into bite-size chunks.Transfer the cooled quinoa to a large mixing bowl and add the drained canned sweet corn.
  5. Stir well. Add the lemon juice or lime juice, the chopped shallot and apple.
  6. Shred the leftover grilled chicken and add it to the bowl as well. Season with a little pinch of pepper and salt.
  7. Stir well and pour in the ranch dressing.
  8. Combine all the ingredients. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Serve the quinoa chicken salad at room temperature