Salsa Chicken Quinoa is a simple, tasty, and extremely healthy high protein meal. This recipe take no time to prepare and will not disappoint on taste!
Nutrition Facts
  • 434
  • 39
  • 49
  • 6
Notice: Eating the right diet for your goals may result in increased lean muscle and decreased bodyfat.


  • 2 cups quinoa, uncooked
  • 24 ounces cooked chicken
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup chopped raw onion
  • Diced jalapeno to taste (optional)

Cooking Instructions

Boil quinoa in with 4 cups water. After reaching a raging boil, turn the heat down to medium-low. Allow quinoa to cook until only a slight amount of water is left. Pull quinoa from heat, and let stand covered for 10 minutes. Extra water will soak into the quinoa.

Mix chicken, salsa and onion in with the quinoa. Divide evenly into 5 Tupperware containers.

This recipe makes 5 meals/servings.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe makes 5 servings.

Posted on: Wed, 05/07/2014 - 15:49

Does any one know how to scale the weights on this recipes? or should I just weight the mixed ingredients and diveded by 5 servings?? I am still new at weighting the scales on every food. it would be great if anyone knows how to do it properly!

Posted on: Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:32

Can this be stored and eaten throughout the week?

Posted on: Thu, 03/28/2013 - 21:42

This is a great recipe that is quick and easy to make plus you have plenty of leftovers. Definitely recommend!

Posted on: Tue, 02/26/2013 - 18:27

my whole family liked this. we added corn & black beans instead of onion and topped with a little shredded cheese. The whole family ate it! One of us also had it on a whole grain tortilla. maybe not initially posted as a family recipe, but it was great!

Posted on: Sun, 05/06/2012 - 05:35

Is the nutritional info for 5 servings?

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Posted on: Mon, 05/07/2012 - 10:52

It's for each serving.

Posted on: Thu, 07/18/2013 - 19:20

I think 1.5 pounds of chicken has a little more than 39g of protein in it :D

Posted on: Fri, 05/04/2012 - 16:45

best meal

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2012 - 01:33

I make this recipe once every week. Tastes delicious and never gets old. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, steve.