Citrus Chicken Superfood Salad ~ Bulk Cooking ~ Chicken Kale Salad Recipe ~ Noreen’s Kitchen

Today we are using up the very last little bit of shredded chicken from the two we roasted and making a super healthy, citrus chicken super food salad! I am inspired by Elaine’s “big salad” a la Seinfeld but wanted to take a super healthy beginning of the new year, healthy goals approach here.

This salad starts with some chopped, fresh kale and baby spinach, blended together along with a healthy handful of matchstick carrots. I usually put out all the goodies and have everyone make their own salad. That way everyone gets what they like. I prefer a little bit of everything and a tasty dressing!

I added some of the shredded chicken. I have about 1 1/2 cups left which may not seem like a lot, but it is the perfect amount for the four of us to have a great, healthy dinner salad with super boosted nutrition!

I made up my salad using the greens and chicken along with some cooked and cooled quinoa, baby yellow, orange and red bell peppers which are filled with great vitamins, mineral and antioxidants. Then added some grape tomatoes and a healthy portion of grapefruit and orange segments. I used a canned citrus salad, packed in juice with no added sugar, that I like to keep in my pantry. If you live where you can get citrus free or cheap, then I think that would be great! Oranges in my area, right now are almost $1 each! Horrifying!

I added a handful of dried, organic, unsweetened, cranberries for a sweet note along with a healthy sprinkling of seeds. A mixture of chia, hemp and sunflower. You can also add some walnuts or pecans or toasted almonds as well if you prefer or in addition to the seeds.

I topped the whole thing off with a drizzle of a delicious orange citrus vinaigrette that I made and will share in an upcoming video! If you would like to see how to make the quinoa, let me know and I will be happy to share!

This salad is the perfect light meal. It really is filling with the cooked grains and all the hearty greens. Using the rainbow as your guide for adding veggies and fruits really makes for a colorful, delicious and nutritious salad that everyone will love! If you don’t like quinoa, you can always cook up some wheat berries which would also be great in this salad!

I hope that you give this citrus chicken, super food salad a try and I hope you love it! I also hope you love seeing how many delicious things we can make with just a couple of roasted chickens! Next up is using the bones to make some soup and stock for dinner and I can’t wait to share that with you soon!

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  1. This salad looks so delicious & healthy & I love how you explained what each ingredient was good for. It was very pleasing to the eye also. Thanks Noreen!

  2. WOW this is an amazing salad for WW's… I would love to share at my meeting would that be okay?

  3. Carol Yates says:

    That salad is beautiful! I would even make it to take to a potluck and I know people would love it! Thank you Noreen! 🙂

  4. Bettylou says:

    I have really enjoyed your two Roasted Chickens series. It made me realize exactly how much waste we have at our house. We have a lot of chicken but I do get tired of it. Maybe because we eat it the same ways with not much variety. I wish I had your creativity. But then I do because you so kindly share. Shrimp, fish, and eggs are really my favorite proteins. Thanks Noreen

  5. This looks amazing!!!

  6. hunybeeee says:

    this looks sooooooo good!

  7. That salad looks yummy. I will be making that soon minus the chicken. Waiting for the citrus vinaigrette recipe which also sounds good and very versatile.

  8. Cindy Mac says:

    Looks delicious and hearty! Love it!

  9. katbalou ohi says:

    That looks so good !

  10. Excellent recipe! Anyone can tell you you can make whatever subs you like. If you have a special diet, you should know what to omit or replace the suggested ingredients with. Hello. I have really been enjoying your channel Noreen! I am on WW but can still enjoy some treats in moderation. I have also been trying to make bread at altitude but having a tough time. A reasonably sized portion of real, healthy food goes a long way rather than eating something bland and then pigging out later. Keep the amazing recipes coming! I also love your no-nonsense personality. There are a lot of weirdos in the world and you definitely keep it real!

  11. It looks so colorful and delicious! Ha I love hearing you say budget buster bulk cooking. I would get so tongue tied, lol.

  12. marie Savino says:

    I love quinoa. This is a beautiful salad. In fact for me would be a wonderful, healthy complete meal.Have you ever tried fresh fennel & blood orange salad? It goes wonderful with fish. Lovely in the summer months. Thank you Noreen.

  13. mconn2112 says:

    Noreen, I would eat the s*** out of that salad!! So many fresh ingredients!

  14. mcomeslast says:

    this is the type of stuff I wish my patients would eat. good grains, veggies, citrus, not loaded down with too much bread or rich dressing. pretty sure we made something similar in our nutrition class, during grad school.

  15. That looks so good! You have inspired me to make this!

  16. It's been a really great week of recipes! Great job Noreen……….. keep going.

  17. I have so enjoyed this budget buster series! Thank you, and I can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve 🙂

  18. This really looks like it would be a great tasting salad! Thx for sharing Noreen.

  19. Addie Lapi says:

    This looks absolutely delicious. Tku Noreen

  20. Nancy Smith says:

    Love the bulk cooking series! Sorry some people are so negative. I watch a lot of videos of on YouTube, some I like, some I don't. There are many I don't like but I don't feel the need to criticize or put someone down. There isn't a law that says you have to watch. Keep up the good work, we love you.

  21. This salad looks so incredibly refreshing and colorful. Loaded with nutrients, not just pretty either. Love the recipe.

  22. Thanks Noreen, Love it !!! Hugs

  23. This salad not only looks delicious but all of these items are readily available during the winter months. I enjoy cooking seasonally, and I would just love to try some of those blood oranges i got this week in this recipe. Rick was c r a c k i n g me up, that is something that Ken would say….hahahaha You guys are hilarious! Noreen I particularly enjoyed that the recipes in this series were so diverse and a clever use of leftover chicken. Five Stars! I look forward to your next series on budget cooking. Shelby

  24. This looks so delicious.

  25. This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  26. Maya Nicole says:

    Trying this tonight wondering if cucumbers would be good in here, thanks for the recipe love your videos!

  27. Angie Bodnar says:

    Great job once again Mrs. Noreen! My little girl and I enjoy your videos. Keep up the good work! I have thought of doing a you tube channel but after seeing all the negative comments that ppl put I just couldnt. Thanks for continuing to do videos and the work that goes into them. Be blessed!!

  28. I bet that salad would be delicious with salmon in it. Yum

  29. This meal looked awesome, thanks for sharing!

  30. I'm really into citrusy flavours at the moment so this salad recipe is right up my alley lots of love from England xoxo

  31. Vicky VanGo says:

    This looks so yummy. Perfect timing, too! I've challenged myself to a 'no added sugar' way of eating for the month of January! This is perfect! I did a spinach and mandarin orange salad the other day that was yummy, too. But this one has more textures and flavors. Thanks for the quinoa tip. I love it, never thought to put it in my salad. ( I added some to my greek yogurt and banana yesterday, it was great). Thanks!

  32. Christine says:

    Thanks Noreen. I like citrus fruits in my salad and for some reason, didn't think about using canned fruit, so I don't make them for myself. I always looked at a citrus salad as a treat to order from a restaurant. Now, I will make something like this at home.

  33. Carla S. says:

    This really isnt all that healthy considering the sugar content in the cranberries alone. i noticed you didnt suggest the lower sugar cranberries and you should have if you're touting this as healthy. you should also check the sugar in the canned citrus medley too. Just because it's a salad doesnt mean it's healthy.

  34. Just a heads up, the title card is still the chicken enchiladas and not the salad.

  35. citrus is super cheap this time of year in this area..we buy canned also fore $1.

  36. That salad sure looks yummy. I love a good salad. Thank you for the idea.

  37. Colorful,healthy,delicious budgetbuster! I cannot stress enough how helpful this series is,Noreen…thank you sooo much! 🙂

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