Quinoa Chicken Salad


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35 mins (prep 10, cooking 25)
14 ingredients
4-6 servings
This is amazing! If I had to choose just one word to describe it, it would be fresh, fresh, fresh! So perfect for a simple summer meal. It doesn't get any healthier than this either, so basically, it's the perfect dish in my humble opinion! Dont' forget to rinse your quinoa before you cook it to remove the natural "soapy" film! Quinoa contains more protein than any other grain; an average of 16.2 percent, compared with 7.5 percent for rice, 9.9 percent for millet, and 14 percent for wheat. Some varieties of quinoa are more than 20 percent protein. Quinoa's protein is of an unusually high quality. It is a complete protein, with an essential amino acid balance close to the ideal ... similar to milk!

Categories:  <-60-mins , pasta,-rice-and-grains , weeknight , european , poultry , grains , main-dish , meat , one-dish-meal , time-to-make ,
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Nutrition

Serving Size (225.88 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 181.64 Calories from Fat 108.9
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.1g 74.44%
Saturated Fat 1.42g 28.34%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 333.73mg 55.62%
Total Carbohydrate 14.23g 18.98%
Dietary Fiber 2.21 g 35.29%
Sugars 1.84 g %
Protein 5.29g 42.31%
Vitamin A 37.65IU% Vitamin C 5.5mg%
Calcium 27.25mg% Iron 1.52mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
 
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cubed cooked chicken, thinly sliced green onion, diced, seeded, peeled, chopped fresh flat leaf parsley, ground cumin, fresh ground pepper
 

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