Sunday, January 8, 2012

Quinoa Chicken Salad Recipe


Laurence struggles with allergies. They are really pretty pronounced right now.
It is a daily challenge to find things he can eat.
This recipe is one he can eat and we liked.
I come up with a lot of recipes that he can eat, but perhaps don't taste so great.

 QUINOA CHICKEN SALAD
1 C. quinoa rinsed
2 C. water
2 C. chicken salad (use your own favorite recipe) adding extra moisture
2 C. red or green seedless grapes, quartered


Directions
Rinse quinoa under cold running water and drain.
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Stir in quinoa and about 1/2 tsp garlic salt.
Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender and most of liquid is absorbed,
that usually takes me at least 20 minutes.
Uncover and let cool.
(I put mine on a cookie sheet and put it outside in the January weather for quick cooling!)

In a large bowl mix together grapes, quinoa and chicken salad.
Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Things I would change if we didn't have allergies to worry about.
I would add onions, perhaps some kind of nuts for a crunch, however I used lots of celery.
I would also cook the quinoa in chicken stock,
but I was out of my own and I can't use packaged.

If you haven't tried quinoa; do it.
It's a seed from South America and is very healthy, not to mention,
something Laurence can eat!!

2 comments:

Glenda said...

Looks and sounds delicious. Praying for Laurence and you. I know it must be so very difficult finding agreeable foods. Love ya.

Sidney said...

thanks so much Glenda.