Easy to make in one pan, this green chile chicken quinoa casserole is a healthy, filling, and flavorful meal that everyone will love.
All the flavor of enchiladas verde in a healthy, easy to make one pan meal? It sounds like a dream, but it’s true!
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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 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.
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- 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 chopped green chiles
- 1 can (15 oz) low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 (10-ounce) can 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
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13 (or larger) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I used avocado oil spray).
- Combine all ingredients except cheese and toppings in prepared baking dish. Stir to combine.
- 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.
- Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and bake for five minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Serve with desired toppings.
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