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I grew up having dinner with my family almost every night and that instilled the importance of eating a meal together. Fast forward to the present and I am now a mom to a rambunctious toddler whose favorite word is “no”. I love cooking for my family and eating dinner together. It isn’t always easy to get a meal ready for everyone at the same time, and some days when #ToddlerLnC boycotts nap-time we don’t all eat together.
Lots of families have work, after school activities, or any number of reasons why family meals don’t happen. I get it – life is busy, but I am a firm believer in eating meals together – and I try my hardest to “unplug” during those times as well. Family meals don’t have to be elaborate affairs, but I also don’t want to have fast food every night. I like to cook fresh meals for my family, and this Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad made with Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips and Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing is full of protein, flavor, easy enough for any night of the week.
Mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh herbs give my quinoa an Italian twist. I love making Tex-Mex Quinoa Salads, and this Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad will definitely be a repeat meal. Quinoa is a breeze to make, and can be made day-of if you want a warm salad, or ahead of time, if you want a cool salad.
Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips from the freezer section at Walmart, and Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing are the perfect one-bowl salad mix-ins. Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips are made with 100% all natural ingredients and white meat chicken, no preservatives, and are fully cooked. Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing is full of herbs, seasoning and a boost of zesty flavor while not containing high fructose corn syrup.
Since they go perfectly together, you can enjoy both Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips and Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing from Walmart too with these available coupons:
- “Save $.75 on ANY ONE (1) Tyson® Grilled & Ready Chicken” coupons will be on Wishbone® Italian Dressing bottles.
- “Save $.75 on ANY ONE (1) Wish-Bone Salad Dressing” coupons will be on Tyson® Frozen & Refrigerated Grilled & Ready products.
Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad
A Love and Confection original recipe
Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad Ingredients:
– 4 cups prepared Quinoa
– 8 ounces Mozzarella Pearls
– 1 cup Grape Tomatoes, halved optional
– 3 tablespoons fresh chopped Parsley
– 2 tablespoons fresh chopped Basil
– 12 ounces Tyson® Grilled and Ready Chicken Breast Strips, prepared according to package directions
– 1/2 cup Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing
Italian Quinoa Chicken Salad Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and gently toss to combine. Serve warm, cool or at room temperature. Enjoy!
Until next time,
LOVE & CONFECTIONS!