Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake

This Chicken Enchilada Quinoa bake is gluten free, packed with protein and loads of cheese. This casserole is a true crowd-pleaser. If you’re a fan of traditional enchiladas, you’ll love this slightly healthier version.

So it’s snowing again. Earlier in the day I was sitting on my deck enjoying the sun warming my face and now it’s snowing. Oh well, I keep pretending it’s summer. It’s bound to get here eventually.

Anywho, I want to talk to you about quinoa and how I feel about it. I have to be honest and say I’m not a huge fan, but I understand it’s good for you. Unlike rice or pasta, it’s gluten-free, it’s high in protein, a great source of riboflavin and helps with weight management. So as you can see it’s kind of like a superfood. And because of these reasons I try and include it in our diet, regardless of how much the hand model hates it.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa, white or red (I used red)
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • ½ can (15 oz can) black beans
  • 3 tbsp canned chopped green chiles I used
  • 1½ cups enchilada sauce (from 19-oz can) I used Old El Paso
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Read the whole recipe on Jo Cooks