Organic Chicken & Quinoa Salad with Mushrooms & Broccoli

Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Organic Chicken & Quinoa Salad with Mushrooms & Broccoli

My sister created this organic chicken & quinoa salad with mushrooms & broccoli recipe. It is absolutely delicious and perfect for lunch or dinner. This is a healthy salad and perfect for you if you are watching what you eat. Enjoy!

Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 55 minutes Total: 65 minutes Servings: 8Chicken & Quinoa Salad


  • 2 Large Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 1 5oz. Pkg. Gluten-Free Hodgson Mill Quinoa & Brown Rice (Garlic & Herb)
  • ½ Cup BelGioioso Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • ½ Bag of Organic Woodstock Shitake Mushrooms
  • ½ Bag of Organic Cascadian Farm Broccoli Florets
  • 1/3 Organic Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 tbsp. Organic Lime
  • 1 Organic Chopped Garlic Clove (optional)
  • 1 tsp. Simply Organic Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Simply Organic Onion Powder
  • ¼ Stick Horizon Organic Unsalted Butter

Boil 2 inches water in large pan. Add 2 large organic chicken breasts. Chicken & Quinoa SaladCook on high until water is halfway evaporated. Turn heat on medium to low. Chicken & Quinoa SaladBrown and remove. Let cool.

Please note: poaching 2 large breasts of chicken will take approximately 20 minutes.

Boil 1 ¾ cups water. Add contents of quinoa & brown rice packet. Chicken & Quinoa SaladStir well. Turn heat to low and cover. Simmer 14-15 minutes. Make sure liquid is absorbed, but do not overcook. Remove from heat, stir and let stand.

Cut chicken into small pieces. Chicken & Quinoa SaladChop onion and garlic clove.Chicken & Quinoa Salad

In same large pan chicken was cooked in, sauté frozen shitake mushrooms and frozen broccoli florets with butter. Chicken & Quinoa SaladCook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add onion and garlic. Chicken & Quinoa SaladContinue to cook on medium heat for 10 minutes or until onions are translucent and mushrooms are half their original size.Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Add chicken, quinoa, and shredded Parmesan cheese to pan. Stir. Add onion powder, garlic powder, lime and salt and pepper to taste. Stir again. Chicken & Quinoa SaladCook on low heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.


Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Organic Chicken & Quinoa Salad with Mushrooms & Broccoli

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  1. I love all these ingredients except mushrooms, but I can eat them in a mix of other ingredients. I’m going to give this recipe a try!

  2. This looks delicious and it isn’t that hard to make. I can’t wait to try this. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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