Hearty And Healthy Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup buffalo hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  1. In a large skillet add vegetable oil, chicken, salt and pepper, and saute over medium-high heat until chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add broccoli and sauté an additional 3-4 minutes or until broccoli starts to soften, but is still al dente.
  3. In a small bowl combine olive oil, buffalo sauce, and garlic powder. Stir in about half of dressing mixture into chicken, and cook until mostly absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  4. In a large bowl, add chicken mixture, quinoa, carrots, cabbage, bleu cheese crumbles, green onions, and dressing, and toss well until evenly combined.
  5. Serve with additional bleu cheese crumbles and green onions, and enjoy!

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