Cheesy Quinoa Chicken Bake

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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.

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


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Cook and dice the chicken breast.

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Cook the quinoa according to package directions.

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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

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

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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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