Grilled Chicken and Quinoa Salad

A low-calorie and high-protein salad you can make in 10 minutes or less.

Grilled chicken and quinoa salad
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This one-man salad is a simple way to use leftover quinoa and grilled chicken. It can easily be thrown together in a matter of minutes to give you a satisfying meal for around 400 calories and 36 grams of protein.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 405; Total Fat: 12 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 36 grams; Carbohydrates: 40 grams; Sugars: 14 grams; Fiber: 7 grams; Cholesterol: 72 milligrams; Sodium: 342 milligrams 

Recipe courtesy Frances Largeman-Roth, R.D.N.

Prep time

10 min.

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh mango
  • 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp dried blueberries (optional)
  • 3 oz grilled chicken, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette

Place the spinach in a bowl and top with quinoa, mango, sunflower seeds, and dried blueberries. 

Arrange grilled chicken on top and drizzle vinaigrette over the salad.