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Mexi-Quinoa Chicken Casserole

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"Spicy, half-healthy casserole; would be great with ground beef too."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 458
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet; cook and stir chicken until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a separate large skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, green bell pepper, and jalapeno pepper until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Mix quinoa, chicken, black beans, salsa, tomato paste, garlic salt, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, and oregano into onion mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until casserole is heated through and thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Top casserole with sour cream and Cheddar cheese.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 458 calories; 14.4 54.8 29.9 52 2256 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Mexi-Quinoa Chicken Casserole Haiku: "More like a 'skillet' rather than a casserole, still it tasted good!" So "casserole" to me implies a baking dish that I can make again and put in the oven, ...

Most helpful critical review

OMG!!! What a bunch of glop! I knew better than to add the tomato paste...bleah and yuck! What a waste of food!

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Mexi-Quinoa Chicken Casserole Haiku: "More like a 'skillet' rather than a casserole, still it tasted good!" So "casserole" to me implies a baking dish that I can make again and put in the oven, ...

I made a quicker version: I used a rotisserie chicken from Wal-Mart & as soon as I arrived home I put it in my oven (lid and all) on 170°. I then started making the quinoa in the chicken broth. ...

Quick, easy and delicious

I'm giving this recipe 5 stars "with exceptions" Based on reading other reviews and what I had on hand, I made some adaptations. I omitted the tomato paste. I had red onion on hand and substitut...

I used pico de gallo instead of salsa, fresh chopped tomatoes and seasoned black beans..

I love this recipe! It was very good and my wife loved it. The only thing different was that I used my home made salsa and a half can of diced tomatoes and I used white and red quinoa to add mor...

OMG!!! What a bunch of glop! I knew better than to add the tomato paste...bleah and yuck! What a waste of food!

pretty good. 8/18

Delicious and has a nice kick! I was out of quinoa and used 2 cups of cooked wheat berries that I had on hand instead. Omitted the tomato paste, as others recommended and instead increased the...