Quinoa Bowl with Chicken and Cherries

Use rotisserie chicken in this recipe to save time.

Total Time:
Level: Easy
Serves: 4


  • 1 c. quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken breast, meat shredded (3 cups), skin removed
  • 1 ¼ c. cups sweet cherries, pitted and halved
  • 2 c. watercress
  • ⅓ c. crumbled goat cheese
  • ¼ c. sliced almonds
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ c. chopped mint
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • pepper


  1. Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Let cool.
  2. Combine quinoa, chicken, cherries, watercress, goat cheese, almonds, scallions, mint, and salt.
  3. Whisk lemon juice with oil. Gently toss with quinoa mixture. Season with pepper to taste.

579 cal, 32 g fat (6 g saturated), 36 g protein, 39 g carb, 7 g sugar, 6 g fiber, 600 mg sodium, 91 mg cholesterol per serving

This recipe originally appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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