• Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 6

Quinoa Chicken Salad

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 Ingredients List

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken (such as from a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted cashews (try 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts or sunflower seeds for low-FODMAP)
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked crisp, drained and crumbled
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 4 green onions, sliced (green parts only)
  • 1 8 oz. can water chestnuts, drained, chopped
  • 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Bring quinoa, water and salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Cool quinoa.
In a large bowl, combine the cooled quinoa, chicken, nuts, bacon, celery, green onions, and water chestnuts.
In a small bowl, stir together the mayo, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Stir this dressing into the quinoa mixture. Refrigerate overnight before serving for best results.

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