Chicken & Quinoa Salad

with Sweet Peppers & Radishes

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In this hearty, quick-cooking dish, our quinoa salad—packed with sautéed snow peas and sweet peppers, crisp radishes, and Grana Padano cheese—makes for the perfect base for tender bites of savory seasoned chicken.

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Chicken & Quinoa Salad with Sweet Peppers & Radishes
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  • 10 oz Chopped Chicken Breast
  • ½ cup Red Quinoa
  • 4 oz Snow Peas
  • 4 oz Sweet Peppers
  • 3 oz Radishes
  • 0.7 oz Grana Padano Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Weeknight Hero Spice Blend (Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika & Whole Dried Parsley)
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Cook the quinoa:
1 Cook the quinoa:

Fill a small pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the quinoa and cook, uncovered, 14 to 16 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

Prepare the ingredients:
2 Prepare the ingredients:

While the quinoa cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Halve the radishes lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Grate the cheese on the small side of a box grater. 

Cook the chicken:
3 Cook the chicken:

While the quinoa continues to cook, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat; toss to thoroughly coat. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

Cook the vegetables:
4 Cook the vegetables:

Add 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan of reserved fond; heat on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the snow peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat. 

Finish the quinoa & serve your dish:
5 Finish the quinoa & serve your dish:

In a large bowl, combine the vinegar, half the grated cheese (you will have extra), and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the cooked quinoa, cooked vegetables, and sliced radishes. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Serve the finished quinoa topped with the cooked chicken. Enjoy!

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Cook the quinoa:
1 Cook the quinoa:

Fill a small pot with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, add the quinoa and cook, uncovered, 14 to 16 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. 

2 Prepare the ingredients:

While the quinoa cooks, wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut off and discard the stems of the peppers; remove the cores, then thinly slice into rings. Halve the radishes lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Grate the cheese on the small side of a box grater. 

Prepare the ingredients:
Cook the chicken:
3 Cook the chicken:

While the quinoa continues to cook, pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper, and enough of the spice blend to coat; toss to thoroughly coat. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken in an even layer. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

4 Cook the vegetables:

Add 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil to the pan of reserved fond; heat on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced peppers; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the snow peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Turn off the heat. 

Cook the vegetables:
Finish the quinoa & serve your dish:
5 Finish the quinoa & serve your dish:

In a large bowl, combine the vinegar, half the grated cheese (you will have extra), and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Add the cooked quinoa, cooked vegetables, and sliced radishes. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Serve the finished quinoa topped with the cooked chicken. Enjoy!