Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Salad

If you’re looking for a healthy summer salad recipe then you’re in luck! This Mediterranean chicken quinoa salad is a zesty meal prep recipe that works for both lunch and dinner.

mediterranean chicken quinoa salad

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Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Salad

There is nothing I like better than a bowl. Whether it’s a salad bowl or a chicken quinoa bowl, it’s just where my heart is when it comes to an easy summer lunch or dinner.

mediterranean chicken salad

They’re simply perfect. Either arrange the ingredients fresh or toss it all and let it marinate for a day or two. Then your lunch and dinner are ready. They make the perfect meal prep recipes.

Wouldn’t you agree?

healthy chicken summer salad with red onions, kale, quinoa, and sundried tomatoes

Chicken Quinoa Salad Ingredients

What I love about this recipe is that the ingredients are accessible at most grocery stores.

There is nothing that annoys me more than having to run store to store just find everything for one dish.

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Ingredients needed for a Mediterranean quinoa salad:

  • Canadian Chicken (more on that below)
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Greek seasoning (although an Italian blend works well too)
  • Quinoa
  • Bell Peppers
  • Marinated sundried tomatoes (I like the julienned ones)
  • Kale
  • Olive oil
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Lemon
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper

You could also use this greek vinaigrette recipe too, it’s a tried and true homemade salad dressing that has great reviews.

Optional add ins:

  • Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes

Where to find Canadian Chicken

If you’re a regular here at The Bewitchin’ Kitchen then you know that when I cook with chicken (which is a lot) I buy from Canadian Farmers.

If you want to know how you can ensure that your chicken is raised by a Canadian Farmer look for the logo below:

raised by a canadian farmer

If your local supermarket doesn’t carry chicken with the Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo, then put in a request!

Buying chicken that has the Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo shows that the chicken was raised by farmers with a third party auditable program that ensures the health and safety of the chicken themselves. This also ensures Canadian chicken farmers are committed to sustainability through innovation, by preserving the health of the land, providing value to Canada’s economy, & making affordable food for Canadians.

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Meal Prep Tips

If you’re making this Mediterranean chicken quinoa salad for meal prep, there are two ways you can do it.

1. Cook the chicken and quinoa beforehand and assemble the bowl fresh. Before serving.

2. Mix it all together at the beginning of the week and store it in your meal prep containers (there are four servings). This is my personal favorite way to handle meal prep with this quinoa salad because it marinates over time and becomes more flavorful.

You can serve this warm or cold, but I prefer it as a cold salad.

greek quinoa salad

Summer Salad Recipes

If you’re looking for more summer salad recipes, I have a few of my favorites listed below. These salads are perfect for meal prep lunches, patio dinners, or as a potluck dish for your family BBQ.

Want more? Search the recipe sections over at Chicken.ca to discover more healthy recipes. Don’t forget to follow them over at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.

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Mediterranean Chicken Quinoa Salad

If you're looking for a healthy summer salad recipe then you're in luck! This Mediterranean chicken quinoa salad is a zesty meal prep recipe that works for both lunch and dinner.
Course Main Course

Equipment

Servings 4 servings
Calories 492kcal

Ingredients

For the chicken

  • 1 lb chicken breasts see below
  • 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp greek seasoning or italian

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup kale torn into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes rinsed if marinated in oil
  • 1/2 red onion diced

Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the chicken on top. Drizzle with the balsamic vinegar and greek or italian seasoning. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until done.
  • While the chicken is cooling add the quinoa, bell peppers, kale, and sundried tomatoes to a large salad bowl.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients. Pour over the quinoa. Toss together.
  • Slice the chicken and add to the salad. Toss well to coat.

Notes

Optional add ins:
  • Olives
  • Feta Cheese
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 1193mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2818IU | Vitamin C: 122mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg
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