Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

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Howdy! I hope you are having a nice long weekend. Today (Memorial Day) we honor & pay great respect to those who have given there lives to serve & protect our beautiful land. A heartfelt & sincere thank you to our military & their loved ones.

Today (and everyday) I give thanks to them.

Here is a delicious & healthy Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon. An energetic meal to help fuel your day!

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

There are so many of my favorite things are in this salad…

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

It’s protein packed & super great for ya….not to mention full of flavor!

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

Whether you off on a hiking adventure….looking for a great picnic dish, chillin with your family & friends.

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

This is the perfect meal to satisfy. Simple to prepare too, which is always a bonus!

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

We will be heading to some more Telluride MountainFilm events including the Closing Picnic & Awards Ceremony which is always a blast!

Celebrating the Red + White + Blue | MarlaMeridith.com #Telluride #Colorado

Enjoy your day with family & friends..be sure to try this quinoa asap!

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | MarlaMeridith.com

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings (24 ounces)

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry Quinoa, cook according to package directions
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast, slice into bite sized pieces
  • 10 ounces Perfectly Baked Bacon crumbled into small pieces
  • 1 Shallot, diced
  • Garlic Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil for grill pan
  • 1 bunch Kale, cleaned, trimmed into small pieces, discard tough ribs
  • 1 cup canned Chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice

Method

  • Prepare & fluff quinoa with a fork. Transfer to a large serving bowl
  • Prepare bacon, crumble & set aside.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium high heat with some canola oil. Season chicken with garlic salt & pepper. Sauté shallots for a few minutes until fragrant. Carefully add chicken to the pan. Cook for a few minutes on each side, let each side brown. Toss with tongs a few times until chicken is cooked through.
  • Toss quinoa with the grilled chicken, bacon, chickpeas, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and kale. Serve immediately. Season with more salt & pepper if needed.
  • This can be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container for a few days. This salad is great straight out of the fridge (chilled) too!
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27 Responses to Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

  1. What a great salad! I made a quinoa salad today too. Great minds :) You know, trying to stay healthier so I can make room for more drinks :) Yours is fab & hope you and the family are enjoying the holiday! Great clicks as usual!

    • Hi Averie! We did have an amazing long weekend…hope y’all did as well. This salad was as fun to photograph as it was to eat! And yes….eating healthy & light certainly leaves more room for the cocktails 😉

  2. Marla,
    I absolutely love the picture of the beautiful kids!!! We can’t wait to celebrate another 4th of July ~ in AMAZING Telluride!!

    • Erin, I had so much fun re-visiting that photo yesterday! It is sooooo beautiful of our babies. Amazing memories with fabulous friends in our beautiful town. In just over one month we get to do it all over again. Can’t wait for y’all to get here :)

  3. Just made this for dinner today, and it was absolutely delicious! Flavors meshed together so well, plus can’t go wrong with bacon. :) Thanks for the recipe!

    • Thanks for stopping by to let me know that Amanda! So glad you enjoyed this recipe ~ and yes. One can never, ever go wrong with bacon 😉

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