Chicken Enchilada Quinoa

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Chicken Enchilada Quinoa casserole is packed with protein and yummy cheese. This recipes is simple, healthy, and full of all of those Mexican flavors you crave!

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa
Chicken Enchilada Quinoa

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Serves 4
Chicken Enchilada Quinoa casserole is packed with protein and yummy cheese. This recipes is simple, healthy, and full of all of those Mexican flavors you crave! Serve with Spanish Rice and Cheesy Refried Bean Casserole. Here are some other good accompaniments for this recipe, homemade Classic Mexican Guacamole and Raw Salsa using Cherry Tomatoes

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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 c. quinoa
  2. 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
  3. 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  4. 1/2 large onion, diced
  5. 1 jalapeño, minced
  6. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  8. 1 tsp. chili powder
  9. 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken
  10. 1 c. corn kernels
  11. 1 c. red enchilada sauce
  12. 1 1/2 c. Shredded Monterey Jack
  13. Chopped tomato, for garnish
  14. Diced avocado, for garnish
  15. Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350º. In a small saucepan, combine quinoa and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until fluffy, 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion, jalapeño, and garlic and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Add cumin and chili powder and stir until combined, then add chicken, corn, and enchilada sauce (reserve 1 tablespoon for drizzling) and stir until combined. Add 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (reserve rest for later use) and stir until combined, then top with cheese.
  3. Bake until cheese is melty, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Garnish with tomato, avocado, cilantro, and reserved enchilada sauce and serve.
Notes
Adapted from Delish
Adapted from Delish
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