Quinoa Chicken Casserole

I love casseroles.  They’re super simple to make, they keep easily, and you can really heft up the nutritional value easily by adding a ton of veggies and protein to your own liking.  Oh, and they’re delicious.  

I used Mama Pea’s Mmm Sauce as a base for this recipe.  I tinkered with the ingredients a tiny bit by reducing the oil by half and adding some smoked paprika to the mix [which is reflected in the nutrition facts].  I ultimately used an entire batch of sauce for this recipe, which held everything together well and made for a rich, yummy casserole. 

You could easily use any type of veggies (including frozen), but I – of course – was making my way through our weekly mound of fresh stuff from the farmer’s market

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Quinoa Chicken Casserole

[ingredients]

  • 1 c quinoa
  • 2 c water

  • veggies! [I used 1 small onion, 1 small head broccoli, 2 carrots, + 1 zucchini] – chopped
  • 1 batch Mmm sauce
  • 3 large eggs –beaten
  • ~8 oz. chicken breast meat [I bought a few humanely raised chicken breasts at the market, boiled and shredded the meat, and kept it in the fridge for recipes/random boosts of protein]
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast [to top]

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Cook quinoa according to package directions [we use a rice cooker].

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

While the quinoa cooks, make the Mmm sauce, cook your chicken [if necessary], and sautee veggies in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat.

Once everything is cooked, combine everything except nutritional yeast in a large bowl and mix thoroughly

Smoosh it all into an 8’’ x 8’’ pan, pressing down to condense it as much as possible. 

Sprinkle the nutritional yeast over top.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. 

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Enjoy!  Makes 9 servings. 

Nutrition Facts [one muffin]

Calories 206 • Fat 9g Sodium 70mg • Carbs 17g • Fiber 3.5g • Protein 14g

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6 thoughts on “Quinoa Chicken Casserole

  1. robyn (australia) says:

    Really really yummy…first time using quinoa and also nutritional yeast…how fantastic are they..thanks for the recipe. My whole family loved it too.

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