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Quinoa Salad with Spicy Chicken

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If you still don't know how quinoa is made, this spicy chicken salad recipe is what you were looking for. In addition to having proteins, this quinoa dish is the perfect combination with vegetables. Ideal to take it from lunch to work, its citrus vinaigrette gives it a special flavor. As a tip, we recommend rinsing the quinoa several times before cooking.
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4 portions
  • 2 chicken breasts, whole
  • 1/4 cups olive oil, for the marinade
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, for the marinade
  • 2 tablespoons Cayenne pepper, for the marinade
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, for the marinade
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder, for the marinade
  • 1 pinch salt, for the marinade
  • 1 pinch black pepper, for the marinade
  • 1/2 cups orange juice, for the vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, for the vinaigrette
  • 1 teaspoon chili flake, for the vinaigrette
  • 1 tablespoon chives, for the vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cups avocado oil, for the vinaigrette
  • enough salt
  • enough black pepper
  • 2 cups quinoa, soaked and cooked
  • 1 cup whole corn kernels, yellow
  • 1 cup green bean, bleached
  • 1 cup asparagus, bleached and sliced
  • 1 cup pea, bleached
  • 1 cup goat cheese, fallen apart
  • enough lettuce, in sheets, for presentation
  • enough tomtato, cut into quarters, for presentation


Place the chicken breast in a bowl and marinade with the oil, cajun, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat a grill over high heat and cook until fully cooked, stand and cut.
For the vinaigrette: in a bowl, mix the orange juice, lemon juice, chili flakes, chives, avocado oil, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix the quinoa with the yellow corn, the green beans, the asparagus, the peas, the goat cheese, season with the vinaigrette and mix.
Serve on a deep plate, accompanied by lettuce leaves, chicken breast and tomatoes.


With lettuce leaves and tomatoes, accompanied by a refreshing drink.


Before cooking the quinoa, rinse it several times to remove the excess saponin, otherwise it could make your salad bitter tasting.

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Ratings (4)
Ariadna Iniesta
29/05/2020 08:50:31
Intentaré hacerla
Cucu Fata
19/01/2020 14:56:31
Muy buena
grecia galvez
02/08/2019 23:23:17
Muy rica!
Ligia Alvarez
19/07/2019 01:03:28
Me parece deliciosa y muy fácil

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