I created a “party in your mouth” kind of recipe and it’s as simple to make as can be. But this is just not any chicken quinoa salad, it’s the kind that will impress your family and guests. It’s so colorful and there is lots of flavor in every bite.
I first conceptualized the recipe at a Perdue event (as a Perdue Influencer). We had an “Iron Chef” competition and broke into small teams, there were only 20 minutes to look at the ingredients and come up with an idea. The idea hit me pretty quickly. So my confetti chicken quinoa salad was born!
We made it. The people devoured it and the confetti chicken quinoa salad was a hit.
After all the adrenaline of the “Iron Chef” competition wore off with my teammates, I decided to replicate the chicken quinoa salad recipe at home. I didn’t initially write down the ingredients for salad but, it was really easy to replicate the meal just by looking at pictures. As you can see, the fresh ingredients shine through.
When you start with quality ingredients, it’s really hard to prepare a bad tasting meal. That’s why this recipe works so well. The star is the Perdue Harvestland diced chicken breasts.
Perdue Farms just launched their direct to consumer line that allows you to get items like their Harvestland chicken breasts shipped directly to your door. Besides their premium line of organic chicken, other meats like lamb, premium beef, grassfed, heritage breed, pasture-raised, pork are also available.
Perdue line of premium meats are always antibiotic-free. I had the privilege of taking a farm tour recently and talking with Jim Perdue himself. It’s clear to me that the company has worked hard at being a leader and innovator when it comes to their caliber of meats and offerings.
The fact that their Perdue Farm products are even more accessible now via their direct to consumer website is a win for me. It’s quality and convenience delivered to your doorstep. Life has been really busy for me lately so I can’t be mad at that.
I’ve tried online grocery shopping through some grocery stores before but, when it comes to meat and poultry, sometimes I feel like the quality is sub-par.
The website allows you choose from their bundles or create your own custom package.
To suit my needs, my preference is the Perdue Farms Organic Bundle. In that bundle you’ll get:
Perdue Harvestland Whole Organic Chicken
Perdue Harvestland Organic Chicken Breasts
Perdue Organic Chicken Breasts and more…
Use my code: https://www.perduefarms.com/thedomesticlifestylist to get 15% off your first order along with free diced chicken breasts! This offer is only available through Perdue Influencers and Ambassadors so make sure you use the link to purchase.
The diced chicken breasts is what I used for the confetti quinoa salad recipe. The chicken was tender, quick-cooking and really helped to make this recipe a 30 minute meal.
Speaking of which, here’s the recipe for Confetti Chicken Quinoa Salad featuring Perdue Harvestland Diced Chicken Breasts. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 2 cups quinoa (cooked according to package instructions)
- 1 pound skinless chicken breast
- 2 cups green olives (pitted and drained)
- 1 pint grape tomatoes (cut in half)
- 1/2 red pepper (cut in short strips)
- 1 yellow pepper (cut in short strips)
- 1 large red onion (sliced in 1/4 in rounds)
- 1/2 seedless cucumber (chopped)
- 3 tbsp fresh basil (strips)
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp dry Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
Add 2 tbsp ghee or oil to grill pan and preheat.
Season diced chicken with adobo or poultry seasoning and salt.
Brown chicken on all sides until cooked through on medium high heat.
Using grill pan, grill red onions and peppers in batches, adding more ghee between batches if needed.
In food processor, add red wine vinegar, salt, minced garlic and Italian seasoning.
While the food processor is on, slow add 1 cup of olive oil.
Mix the dressing well and set aside.
In large bowl add the cooked quinoa.
Add the peppers, onions, grape tomatoes, olives, cooked chicken, basil, tarragon and prepared dressing to the large bowl and toss to evenly distribute.
Serve at room temperature or chill for two hours.
Garnish with grilled lemon as desired.
You can get premium chicken and protein delivered to your door using this code: https://www.perduefarms.com/thedomesticlifestylist
Amount Per Serving Calories 335Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 21gCholesterol 49mgSodium 376mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 19g
If you have any leftovers, just serve it with a fried egg the next day for a high protein breakfast.
Thank you Perdue Farms for sponsoring this post.
Amazing Deal on Perdue Diced Chicken
Right now, you can try the diced chicken from Perdue as part of their limited time diced chicken bundle. It’s ten pounds of their premium diced chicken that great to have around for quick healthy lunch and dinners.
The regular price is $49.95. But right now you can get all the Perdue diced chicken goodness for just $34.99.
I don’t want to play favorites but last time, the diced chicken really came in handy. I even used it to make “chicken nuggets” at home.
The kids’ loved it and there was almost no planning involved. I just put the diced chicken in the fridge once the order came in. In a day or two is was all thawed and was ready to cook when I was.
Easy peasy. Don’t forget, you also qualify for free shipping on orders over $119. So now is the time to stock up!
This confetti chicken quinoa salad is definitely one of my favorite immune boosting recipes.