Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

So I’m told January is all about eating healthy, since no one really does in December! Quinoa is one of those “hot” ingredients right now for being healthy.

I figured, combining quinoa with one of my favorite meals, buffalo chicken, was a good start to getting back into healthy mode. This is inspired from Half Baked Harvest.


What makes this great, is you can make and have for lunch for the whole week. I’m all about meals that last for longer than a day. So if you’re looking for something that’s healthy, but tastes good go for this! Enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This easy quinoa salad is great to make as lunch for the week.

Servings: 4
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots (can also substitute carrots and cabbage for broccoli slaw)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 green onions diced
  1. Cook quinoa according to package. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, whisk hot sauce, olive oil and salt. Set aside.

  2. Heat medium skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add 1/4 cup buffalo sauce dressing and then add broccoli and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. In a large bowl or container, mix the quinoa, chicken, broccoli, carrots, cabbage and the buffalo sauce dressing. Add the blue cheese and green onions and toss. When serving, add some additional blue cheese and green onion if desired. Enjoy!

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