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High-Protein Chicken, Onion & Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a way to take your salad from snack or side to a savory main course, consider this High-Protein Chicken, Onion and Quinoa Salad with its own from-scratch dressing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 6 People



  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tb Olive Oil
  • 1 Tb Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • 1 Tsp. Dijon Mustard


  • 1 1/2 Cups Red Quinoa Rinsed
  • 2 1/2 Cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 Tsp Canola Oil
  • 1 White Onion Sliced
  • 3 Cups Baby Kale
  • 1 Red-Skinned Apple Chopped
  • 2 Cups Cooked Chicken Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Pepper


  • To make dressing: In bowl, whisk vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, honey and Dijon mustard until well combined. Set aside.
  • In saucepan, bring quinoa and broth to boil. Simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes, or until broth has been absorbed. Cool completely.
  • In medium skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion 3-5 minutes, or until softened and translucent. Remove from heat; cool completely.
  • In large bowl, toss onion, kale, apple, chicken, salt and pepper with dressing. Stir in cooled quinoa.


Recipe courtesy of the National Onion Association
Source: Family Features