Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon

by Marla on May 26, 2014 · 27 comments

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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 | FamilyFreshCooking.com

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

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

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

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

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

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | FamilyFreshCooking.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 | FamilyFreshCooking.com #Telluride #Colorado

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

Quinoa Salad with Kale, Chicken, Chickpeas & Bacon | FamilyFreshCooking.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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