Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

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.

Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

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


Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

Cook and dice the chicken breast.

Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

Cook the quinoa according to package directions.

Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

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

Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

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

Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

Enjoy!

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4 Comments

  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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