Mexican Quinoa Casserole

Mexican Quinoa Casserole
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 279.8
  • Total Fat: 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.4 mg
  • Sodium: 565.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 40.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 16.5 g

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From From
Number of Servings: 8


    1.5 cup Quinoa - PC Organics
    1.5 cup Beans, black
    1.5 cup Salsa
    1.5 cup (8 fl oz) Chicken Broth
    1 clove Garlic
    90 gram Balderson Medium Cheddat
    1 pepper Jalapeno Peppers
    1 small Onions, raw
    4 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2- Sweet peppers (bell)
    2 serving PC Blue Menu Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
    4 tsp Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix (40% Less Sodium)


Preheat the oven to 375. Mix the quinoa, black beans, salsa, chicken broth, salt, garlic, and ½ cup of the shredded cheese in a large bowl. Transfer to a well-greased casserole dish (something close to 9x13). Bake for 30 minutes.While the quinoa is baking, heat a the oil in a large skillet. Add the jalapeño, onion, and peppers. Saute until golden brown and tender-crisp, like you would for fajitas. Remove from heat and set aside.Toss the raw chicken with the taco seasoning. When the quinoa is done with the first 30 minutes of baking, stir it up really well and add the raw chicken. Stir the chicken into the mixture to get the chicken mostly covered by the mixture, and return to the oven for another 30 minutes of baking. If you notice there are a few uncooked quinoa pieces on top, just give it a stir and bake it a little longer (a few readers also commented that it helped them to add a little extra broth at this point). It's usually fully cooked on the bottom but those top pieces sometimes need a little extra love.When the quinoa is done, top with the peppers and remaining cheese - bake another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Serving Size: 8

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AL_TAYLOR123.

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