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chicken cheddar quinoa casserole bake

Recipe by
Deb Crane
Eagle, WI

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.

yield 6 -8
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken cheddar quinoa casserole bake

  • 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
  • 1
    tomato, chopped
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c

How To Make chicken cheddar quinoa casserole bake

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8x8 baking pan, or 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  • 2
    In 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.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, combine chicken,quinoa, broccoli and 1 cup of cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 4
    Now 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.
  • 5
    TO MAKE QUINOA: 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.