Quinoa and Buffalo Chicken Salad #SundaySupper Turns 2

[ 57 ] January 12, 2014 |

It has been way too long since I participated in a Sunday Supper theme post.  Time is just flying by, and I almost missed this week too, due to a crazy work week.  Missing this week would have made me very sad because it’s Sunday Supper’s birthday!  We are all celebrating by sharing recipes and our favorite Sunday Supper moment.  My recipe for this week is Quinoa and Buffalo Chicken Salad, and I am pretty sure I have more than one favorite Sunday Supper moment.

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The first Sunday Supper  event was  founded and hosted by Isabel, from Family Foodie, on January 8, 2012.  My first Sunday Supper contribution was a few months later on May 27th, and I shared a Classic Wedge Salad & Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing.  The Sunday Supper group was warm and welcoming, and it’s one of my favorite regular features here on the blog.  That brings me to one of my top moments from Sunday Supper…attending the inaugural Food and Wine Conference last year in Orlando, FL.  Winning the free conference ticket and hotel accommodations to attend was awesome, but meeting Sunday Supper peeps in person was over the top amazing!

Food and Wine Conference #SundaySupper www.InTheKitchenWithKP  The Sunday Supper group challenges me to try new dishes, sometimes cook out of my comfort zone, and always has me wondering how I can improve my food photography.  For this dish I finally tried making quinoa.  I cooked it on the stove using chicken broth instead of water to add another layer of flavor to my salad.  The quinoa came out nice and fluffy, and I new it would be perfect chilled for my salad.

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This is a great dish to use up leftover chicken.  I make a simple dressing from my favorite buffalo wing sauce and blue cheese dressing and mix with the chopped chicken.  You can easily adjust the heat level of this dish by adjusting the amount of hot sauce you add.  And of course, if you are not a fan of blue cheese, feel free to substitute ranch dressing.

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Quinoa and Buffalo Chicken Salad
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Recipe type: salad
Cuisine: American
  • 2 cups cooked chicken,chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup celery, diced
  • ¼ cup carrot, shredded
  • ½ cup blue cheese dressing
  • ¼ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • Blue cheese crumples
  1. In a small bowl add blue cheese dressing and buffalo wing sauce and mix thoroughly.
  2. In a large bowl, add diced chicken and dressing mixture. Stir to thoroughly coat chicken.
  3. Add diced celery,shredded carrot, and quinoa to chicken mixture. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve salad topped with blue cheese crumbles.

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Happily married with two children, Karen does not hesitate to rebuff her family’s hungry advances at mealtime, while she styles and photographs their dinner to share on Instagram before serving them. In The Kitchen With KP is full of family friendly adventures around Atlanta (and beyond), plus simple recipes everyone can feel comfortable trying. In fact, her whole family participates in the cooking/baking fun on a regular basis.

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  1. I’m lovin’ the healthy twist with the quinoa and carrots! Think I’ll have to try this!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen recently posted..Orecchietti with Chicken, Broccoli, Mushrooms and Onions for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  2. Katie
    Twitter: SheLikesRuffles

    I love how so many people’s favorite Sunday Supper memory is attending the conference this past summer – it was so fun!
    Katie recently posted..Frozen Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  3. Jennifer B says:

    This looks beautiful, Karen! So inventive to use quinoa. Definitely something I’ll have to try. :)
    Jennifer B recently posted..National Curried Chicken Day | Curried Chicken for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  4. Renee says:

    I still laugh how we both live in Atlanta and yet finally got to meet in person at the conference in Orlando. I’m so glad you won that contest and was able to attend.
    Renee recently posted..Blue Cheese Walnut Tarts for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  5. Quinoa and Buffalo Chicken Salad?! oh, love this!!!!
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..Poached Pear Bread for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  6. Helene D'Souza
    Twitter: masalaherb

    Glad to have come across your salad for this #Sundaysupper. We always enjoy salads when it gets too hot outside and yours looks like the kind I can’t stop to eat. =D

  7. I am so glad you were part of the first Food and Wine Conference. It just wouldn’t have been the same without you! Thank you for all your support and friendship these past two years!

  8. Liz says:

    Oh, my gosh, I want a huge bowl of this salad!!! Great twist on Buffalo chicken, Karen! So glad to have met you via #SS…you inspire me every week!
    Liz recently posted..Chocolate Mousse Torte #SundaySupperMy Profile

  9. Alida says:

    What a simple and delicious quinoa salad. LOVE this!
    Alida recently posted..S’mores Snack Cake #SundaySupperMy Profile

  10. Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    Twitter: shockinglydlish

    Classic flavors in a new take!

    I have loved being a part of Sunday Supper, and cooking along with everyone each week.
    Cheers to another great year!
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted..Day at the Beach Healthy Tuna Salad for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  11. Katy says:

    I enjoy cooking with quinoa, and this dish looks so bright and inviting! I love the idea of adding blue cheese!
    Katy recently posted..Epiphany Cake for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  12. YUMMY! Your chicken salad looks scrumptious! It’s been a great 2 years so far, and I look forward to what the future brings us!
    Constance Smith (@FoodieArmyWife) recently posted..Pizza Dip | #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. Shannon R says:

    Man, I wish I could have attended the conference, it looks like it was a blast!
    Shannon R recently posted..Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Cookies Recipe #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. I love it love it love it! Great way to change up the same ol’ Quinoa dish! I bet I could get my husband to even sample this one! Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Tara says:

    Splat, splat, splat, that is me drooling all over my keyboard, love this salad!!

  16. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere
    Twitter: CCuisiniere

    What a fun way to have buffalo chicken! I bet it would be great with quinoa!
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  17. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
    Twitter: Cupcakekalechip

    What?!?! I have to try this!!
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  18. Tina Muir says:

    Yummy! That looks fantastic! Will have to give it a try! Quinoa is a staple in my fueling for my rigorous training! Thank you for giving me a new idea!
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  19. Shaina says:

    I really love seeing all the different ways everyone uses quinoa.. It’s so versatile! This sounds great
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  20. Soni says:

    Love the addition of Quinoa in your salad.Makes it healthier and tastier :) Its been a pleasure cooking Sunday Suppers with you Karen :)
    Soni recently posted..Chicken Shami Kebab #SundaySupperMy Profile

  21. Oh WOW… my stepbrothers would love this (even with the quinoa haha)
    Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) recently posted..Cheesy Twists for #SundaySupper ‘s Second Birthday!My Profile

  22. I have never taste quinoa but your salad looks beautiful.
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  23. Laura says:

    Wow, this looks fantastic. I have been looking for more gluten free lunch ideas for my husband and this looks perfect.
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  24. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom)
    Twitter: kimchi_mom

    Awesome sauce! I mean, yes literally, AWESOME SAUCE!

    So glad I met you at the conference!

  25. I’m not a huge quinoa fan, mainly because I don’t think I’ve found a recipe that I really enjoy…However, this might be the quinoa turn-around recipe that I’m looking for since it has so many flavors that I love :) Thanks for sharing it.

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