Chicken Cheddar Quinoa casserole bake

Deb Crane


Always on the look out for tasty ways to use quinoa, I found a recipe from Gina Matsoukas and gave it my own spin. This recipe is a comforting casserole made with less guilt. :) If you havent tried Quinoa yet, give it a go! You will realize that this mighty grain can replace rice in many dishes as well as having so many culinary uses. This recipe turned out so yummy I wanted to share it with my Just A Pinch friends.

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2 c
cooked, chopped chicken meat
2 c
prepared quinoa (see note)
1 1/2 c
shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 tsp
montreal chicken seasoning
8 oz
tomato sauce
tomato, chopped
1 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 c
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 c


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking pan, or 1 1/2 quart baking dish.

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2In a skillet, saute onion and garlic until transparent.
Add the chopped tomato,tomato sauce and Montreal chicken seasoning. Stir and simmer for 5-7 minutes.

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3In a separate bowl, combine chicken,quinoa, broccoli and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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4Now add your simmered tomato sauce to the chicken quinoa mixture. Toss gently to combine.
Transfer into your baking dish.
Top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese.
Cover with foil and Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes to melt cheese on top.

Measure out 1 cup of qunioa. To a pot, add 2 cups of water and 2 chicken bullion cubes. Bring to a simmer, and add the quinoa. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes. Fluff and let cool.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy