Announcing the Mommy Makeover Winner!
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Serves: 4 salads
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • 2 cups of water
  • ¾ pounds of boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • ¾ cup of shredded carrots
  • ¾ shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup blue cheese crumbs or any cheese you would like
  • 4 green onions chopped (save half for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oilFor the Dressing1/3 cup of olive oil
  • ½ cup of hot sauce (we used Franks)
  • 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt
  1. In a fine mesh strainer, rinse quinoa well and drain. I did not have a mesh strainer and this was a near disaster. I highly recommend using one. I attempted to use a regular strainer lined with paper towels and the quinoa just ended up sticking to the paper towels. This is what happens when you are new to making quinoa. I laughed it off and everything turned out great, but I highly recommend a mesh strainer when rinsing quinoa.
  2. Bring to a boil, cover and turn heat to low. Cook until all the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff the quinoa with a fork.
  3. While the quinoa cooks and in a small bowl, combine the olive oil, hot sauce, and seasoned salt. I used half the hot sauce by adding water. Again it’s all preference. Whisk everything until smooth and set aside.
  4. In a medium skillet over medium high heat, add a tablespoon of olive oil and sauté broccoli for about five minutes. You want the broccoli to just start to soften but remain firm. Remove broccoli from pan and set aside.
  5. Using the same pan, add another tablespoon of oil and sauté the chicken for about five minutes or until it is cooked. Then add ¼ cup or so of the buffalo dressing.
  6. When the quinoa is ready, add the chicken, broccoli, carrots, and cabbage. Followed by as much dressing as you desire.
  7. Add the bleu cheese and half of the green onions.
  8. Toss again and serve with extra blue cheese crumbles and green onions if desired.
If you’re cooking for kids or someone who prefers a blander flavor, set aside portions before you add the dressing.
Recipe by Model Behaviors at