Chicken, Asparagus, Tangerine and Quinoa Salad

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Chicken, Asparagus, Tangerine and Quinoa Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 1

A light summer citrus salad packed with protein from chicken and quinoa. MORE+ LESS-

Updated May 23, 2017


cup uncooked quinoa
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
spears asparagus, ends trimmed and chopped
cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2
cups shredded chicken (leftover rotisserie is great)
tangerine, half sliced and other half whole
tablespoons Yoplait® Greek plain yogurt
pinch coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
cups red leaf lettuce (or your favorite greens)


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  • 1
    Cook the quinoa in boiling water until little spirals have formed, about 15 minutes. Drain.
  • 2
    Heat a tablespoon of the oil in a small sauté pan. Add the asparagus and sauté until crisp-tender, four minutes. Add the garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper; bloom 30 seconds.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, toss together chicken, cooked quinoa, sautéed asparagus, and tangerine slices.
  • 4
    In a smaller bowl, whisk together the yogurt, remaining tangerine juice, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Arrange the salad over a bed of red leaf lettuce (or your favorite greens) and drizzle with the dressing.
  • 6
    Serve immediately.

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  • I feel like chicken and asparagus and tangerine and quinoa tonight. Like chicken and asparagus and tangerine and quinoa tonight. Like chicken and asparagus and tangerine and quinoa TONIGHT! I'm also incredibly sorry to put you through that just now. So this salad is prooooteeeeeeeinnnnnyyyy. Which is awesome. It's like, coming at you from all angles. The chicken, the quinoa, the Greek yogurt, the asparagus. I'm just kidding on the asparagus part. Just had to make sure you were still with me. For this super easy salad just use some leftover shredded chicken, some quinoa, a tangerine (or orange if you can't find a tange! I call it a tange), some Yoplait Greek yogurt, asparagus and some garlic. Oh! And lettuce greens. I went with red leaf lettuce this time. Combine the quinoa, chicken, asparagus and sliced tangerine in a big bowl and toss it all together! Whisk together some of the tangerine juice with the yogurt and olive oil. Easy dressing, baby. Doesn't get any better. And proteiny. And better. And proteiny. And bet… – I'm just joking.
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