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It's no surprise that I'm a fan of buffalo chicken. My baked buffalo chicken salad has been one of our most popular posts! But I like to find new and interesting ways to consume it, so when I stumbled upon some inspiration for buffalo chicken with quinoa, I knew it had my name written all over it.
For this recipe you will need:
1 cup raw quinoa (2 cups cooked)
2 cups water
1 1/4 pound chicken breast
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
4 scallions (green onions), diced
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/2 cup hot sauce, divided
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Then, prep your chicken. If you don't buy it thin, pound it out! Season the chicken with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Place chicken in an oven-safe baking dish. Spread 1/4 cup of hot sauce on both sides of the chicken breast. I use Frank's, but any hot sauce will do! Bake the chicken on each side about 12 minutes.
While the chicken is cooking, prepare the quinoa. Follow the directions on the package, but generally the ratio is 1 cup uncooked quinoa : 2 cups water or broth. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce it to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes until the water is evaporated. When the quinoa is done, transfer it to a large bowl to cool.
While the chicken and quinoa are cooking, dice the scallions and shred the carrots and cabbage. Set aside to wait for the other inredients.
Once the chicken has finished cooking, cut into small cubes.
Combine the chicken with cooked quinoa. Add diced green onions and shreded cabbage and carrots. Add 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles and additional hot sauce to taste. Mix well.
Serve topped with additional green onion and blue cheese crumbles as desired.
I love to make this dish for lunch, it keeps well and is really filling!
baked buffalo chicken