Easy to make in one pan, this green chile chicken quinoa casserole is a healthy, filling, and flavorful meal that everyone will love.

Easy to make in one pan, this green chile chicken quinoa casserole is a healthy, filling, and flavorful meal that everyone will love. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

DisclosureI’m excited to partner with Old El Paso this year to bring you fresh and flavorful recipes. Thank you for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands we love and use in our own home.

All the flavor of enchiladas verde in a healthy, easy to make one pan meal? It sounds like a dream, but it’s true!

Simplifying life is something everyone needs. You have young kids? You know you need a simple meal. You have teenagers? I know you’re busy driving them places and dealing with attitudes. Career keeping you busy? You’ll need an easy meal that will keep you full for hours. No matter the reason, we could all benefit from a healthy, easy to prepare meal. If that sounds like your life, you’ll also want to check out this one pan taco pasta that comes together in 30 minutes!

Easy to make in one pan, this green chile chicken quinoa casserole is a healthy, filling, and flavorful meal that everyone will love. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

For this simple recipe, literally the only thing you have to do is mix everything together in your baking dish. Your oven does all the work, baking the quinoa and chicken at the same time.

The flavors of the Old El Paso enchilada sauce and green chiles along with warm cumin seep into the ingredients as they cook, making this incredibly flavorful, warming you from the inside out.

PS: Use a baking dish that’s big enough. Don’t be me. I wanted to use the blue dish. It’s so pretty! And too small. Luckily, I saw the error of my ways and the way things were headed and put it on top of a foil lined baking sheet to catch any overflow, which of course happened. You’ll want to use at least a 9×13 pan.

Easy to make in one pan, this green chile chicken quinoa casserole is a healthy, filling, and flavorful meal that everyone will love. Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com

Love green chiles as much as I do?

Green Chile Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Quinoa Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours

Easy to make in one pan, this green chile chicken quinoa casserole is a healthy, filling, and flavorful meal that everyone will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 green pepper, diced (about 1 cup diced green peppers)
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup diced)
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can Old El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 1 can (15 oz) low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Old El Paso green enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves and thin stems
  • 1.5 -2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into small bite-sized pieces
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional toppings: cilantro, tomatoes, avocado, jalapeno

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13 (or larger) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I used avocado oil spray).
  2. Combine all ingredients except cheese and toppings in prepared baking dish. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover, stir, and recover tightly. Continue to bake for another 45 minutes to 1 hour or until quinoa is fluffy and chicken is cooked through.
  4. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and bake for five minutes or until cheese is melted.
  5. Serve with desired toppings.

Notes

If you want to add some color to this, feel free to use red bell peppers instead of green!

This is great leftover, so it’s perfect for meal prepping to get ready for the week.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 of 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 473 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 147mg Sodium: 621mg Carbohydrates: 21g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 57g
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Verdict: I loved the flavors in this quinoa casserole. It’s cozy and comforting but still healthy and so filling.
Husband’s take: He loved this and took leftovers in his lunch.
Changes I would make: None are necessary but make sure to have fun with your favorite toppings!
Difficulty: SO easy!

 

DisclosureI’m excited to partner with Old El Paso this year to bring you fresh and flavorful recipes like this green chile chicken quinoa casserole. Thank you for supporting Rachel Cooks by reading about brands we love and use in our own home.