Warm Chicken and Quinoa Salad

Warm Chicken and Quinoa Salad


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A lovely warm chicken salad made with quinoa and a few surprising ingredients such as pistachios and dried pineapple for some real flavour.

rolypoly South Australia, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/4 cup pistachios
  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup spring onions, sliced
  • 1/3 cup dried pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh ginger, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. In a saucepan boil the 1 1/2 cups water. Add the quinoa, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook 12 minutes. Meanwhile, grill the chicken until done to your liking. Chop the chicken.
  3. Heat a small saucepan over high heat and add the pistachios. Cook them until lightly toasted.
  4. In a salad bowl combine the quinoa, chicken and pistachios and toss. Add all the remaining ingredients and toss again.

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