Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake


Quinoa {pronounced keen-wa} is a grain that has been getting a lot of hype lately.  It can be cooked like rice and has a light, nutty flavour.  A couple of friends recommended that I try it, so I threw this Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake together.

At only 275 calories per serving this is a great dish.  Light, healthy and flavourful.


Begin by dicing the red pepper and zucchini.  
Mushrooms, carrots or broccoli would be great additions too.


Cook and dice the chicken breast.


Cook the quinoa according to package directions.


Combine the ingredients in a medium baking dish.  Reserve and top with 1/4 cup of the mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

The goods:

1/2 diced red pepper
1/2 diced zucchini
4 oz diced, cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup light, shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups prepared Quinoa {about 1/2 of a 225g pkg}
Salt and pepper

350 for 30 mins
Serves 6 
275 calories per serving


I really enjoyed this dish and can’t wait to experiment with more quinoa recipes.



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  1. Maggie Massey says

    Just made this, Heather! And, I have to tell you…I’d never had quinoa before and I didn’t hold out much hope (smile), but girl…this was soooooo good!!! Thank you so much!!!

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