Roasting lemons mellows their tartness and creates a layer of caramelized flavor that pairs well with the raw broccoli and savory quinoa in this healthy chicken dinner salad. Even better, the chicken and lemons roast on one sheet pan, making cleanup a breeze. Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2018

Julia Clancy


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  • Place chicken on one side of a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Roast for 10 minutes. Place lemon slices on the other side of the baking sheet. Roast, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chicken reaches 160 degrees F and the lemons are browned, 7 to 9 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, bring broth and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.

  • Cut broccoli florets from the stems. Trim, peel and thinly slice the stems and chop the florets into bite-size pieces.

  • Chop half of the lemon slices. Combine in a large bowl with vinegar, mustard and the remaining 3 tablespoons oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  • Shred the chicken. Add the chicken, the remaining lemon slices, the broccoli, the quinoa, arugula, walnuts, cranberries and mint to the dressing; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

481 calories; 26.5 g total fat; 3.2 g saturated fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 365 mg sodium. 584 mg potassium; 43 g carbohydrates; 7.9 g fiber; 19 g sugar; 21.5 g protein; 1070 IU vitamin a iu; 63 mg vitamin c; 66 mcg folate; 140 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 83 mg magnesium; 12 g added sugar;

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Delicious! Easy to make. My husband thought it was too lemony but I like that amount of lemon. Will try it again with less. Read More