Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad

Barbecue Ranch Quinoa Chicken Salad

Recipe courtesy of Cupcakes & Kale Chips

A healthy combination of your favorite flavors that is perfect for a cool dinner or lunches all week. All whole grain and gluten free, and high protein and healthy-like, but it takes like barbecue and ranch and yum!

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups cooked and cooled quinoa (previously prepared as per package instructions)
  • 1 cup shredded cooked and cooled chicken
  • 1/2 cup (about 2 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes or halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, olive oil, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, dill, and barbecue sauce, and stir until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the quinoa, chicken, and cheddar cheese.
  3. Add the barbecue ranch dressing and stir to combine.
  4. Add the tomatoes and gently toss.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper.