Yummy!!! Such a great alternative to the normal lettuce based salad. And a great alternative to your typical BBQ for someone who loves that BBQ sauce flavor but wants to cut the fat and calories of the tradition BBQ dinner.
This was a hit! Everyone loved it plus the kids could eat the components of the salad separately (for example, a plate with piles of chicken, quinoa, corn, veggie). Another great way to use quinoa and something I'm adding to our regular rotation (Ha! we don't have a regular rotation, but if we did I would include this). I LOVED it and couldn't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch the next day. Hope you enjoy it too!
BBQ Chicken and Quinoa Salad
recipe based on
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cooked and shredded or cubed
2 cups of chicken stock
1 cup of quinoa
1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup cooked corn
1/2 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup your favorite BBQ sauce (and some extra for the chicken)
1/4 cup of 2% greek yogurt
1/3 cup of freshly chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/2 of an avocado, cubed
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup of cubed cucumber
And the rest of the basic ingredients:
Before we begin composing the salad, take about 2 tablespoons of extra BBQ sauce and toss it with your chicken.
This is seriously delicious, and I was very skeptical.
I hope you guys love this as much as we did...totally worth prepping on the weekend for a quick dinner or a delicious lunch.