Mexican Chicken Quinoa Salad


A quick and easy way to make a delicious healthy meal!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup quinoa

  • 1 package taco seasoning mix, divided

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped

  • ½ red onion, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped spinach

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • cucumber, chopped

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

  • ½ cup salsa


  1. Bring water, quinoa, and 1/2 of the taco seasoning mix to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

  2. Mix chicken and remaining taco seasoning mix together in a bowl; let sit for chicken to season, about 10 minutes.

  3. Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken until no longer pink in the center, 5 to 10 minutes. Place chicken and quinoa in a bowl and place in freezer until cooled, about 5 minutes.

  4. Combine avocado, red onion, celery, spinach, carrot, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, cucumber, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl; add chicken-quinoa mixture and salsa and mix well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
11g Fat
33g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 912mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 62mg 308%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 851mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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