Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole

Marla Meridith

March 26, 2014

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole |

The simplicity of this dish is astonishing. The flavors are addictive. Ladies & gents, here is your new go-to lunch & dinner recipe.

My Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole makes a Big Batch so this is at the ready when you are. Dig in!


Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole |


Lately i’ve been coming up with a bunch of simple chicken recipes that you guys seem to really enjoy. Here is my Spicy Sriracha & Quinoa Bowl


Spicy Sriracha Chicken & Quinoa Bowl |

Chicken is a versatile ingredient, inexpensive, healthy & easy to get

your hands on at any store. Yay for that!


Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole |


The quinoa is tossed with a jar of enchilada sauce…


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The entire casserole is smothered in cheese. Lots ‘n lots of cheese.


Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole |


Top with fresh slices of avocado, cilantro & green onion.


Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole |


This is a gluten free (if you use GF enchilada sauce) meal & kid approved! Two very important factors.


Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole |


Hope you can try this real soon….Enjoy!


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  • Rosa
    Posted at 05:54h, 26 March

    A lovely idea! This casserole looks delicious and comforting.



  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
    Posted at 05:55h, 26 March

    Chicken enchillada and quinoa sounds amazing! I honestly have never tried this combination, but I know that I would love it. Thanks for linking to my Strawbery, Mango and Avocado Quinoa salad 🙂

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    Posted at 05:57h, 26 March

    What a tasty way to do chicken enchiladas!

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:14h, 26 March

    I am soooo making this soon. LOVE all of these flavors!

  • Heather Christo
    Posted at 06:16h, 26 March

    Who would have thought!? This looks soooo good- I am totally going to make this!

  • Maria
    Posted at 06:34h, 26 March

    I make a veggie version and it is one of our favorite meals!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    Posted at 07:25h, 26 March

    You are out of control with the cheese. I love it! This looks amazing.

  • naomi
    Posted at 07:32h, 26 March

    a perfect weeknight meal made healthy with quinoa-love it!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 07:48h, 26 March

    I love the use of quinoa in this casserole!

  • Jodee Weiland
    Posted at 09:37h, 26 March

    This sounds absolutely delicious! I love all of the ingredients and the rich flavors brought together to create this dish. I’m sharing this all over the place it looks so good! Thanks!

  • Bonnie K.
    Posted at 09:44h, 26 March

    This looks really good. It could be my next comfort food.

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 09:54h, 26 March

    I just found tonight’s dinner, love!

  • Kim @ Kim's Healthy Eats
    Posted at 10:14h, 26 March

    This sounds amazing! I recently made your spicy sriracha chicken and quinoa bowl. It was sooo good, my husband wants that for dinner every night now! Good thing it is quick and easy 🙂

  • Meredith@A TIPical Day
    Posted at 10:20h, 26 March

    This looks awesome! I am putting this on the menu for this week! 🙂

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    Posted at 10:40h, 26 March

    LOVE this dish! We are huge fans of Mexican dishes and this will be a hit for sure! Pinned!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    Posted at 11:00h, 26 March

    I made a version of this with farro last week and it was so good! Gorgeous photos!

  • Kelly @ The Pretty Bee: Cooking + Creating
    Posted at 11:39h, 26 March

    This chicken casserole looks really yummy! I love that you used quinoa! And thank you so much for mentioning my casserole! 🙂

  • sally @ sally baking addiction
    Posted at 14:27h, 26 March

    Marla, this is a must-try dish! Love all the flavors.

  • kelley {mountain mama cooks}
    Posted at 14:41h, 26 March

    Love these flavors and who doesn’t love a big cheesy casserole?

  • ashley - baker by nature
    Posted at 17:40h, 26 March

    This is so gorgeous! Such a perfect dinner option to keep in mind 🙂

  • Meredith
    Posted at 19:45h, 26 March

    Over the top delicious!

  • Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
    Posted at 19:48h, 26 March

    Yum Marla! I have to make this recipe! it looks just amazing!!!

  • Amanda
    Posted at 08:06h, 27 March

    Love new enchilada recipes. Beautiful photos as well.

  • Tess @ Tips on Life & Love
    Posted at 13:49h, 27 March

    Who knew quinoa went with so many foods? This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  • Annie @ ciaochowbambina
    Posted at 08:53h, 28 March

    We love enchiladas in our house!! Especially our teenage son! We’ll be trying this beautiful dish! Thank you for linking back to my Quinoa Tabouli! Very much appreciated!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:44h, 29 March

      Hi Annie, your quinoa tabbouli looks amazing! Hopefully you can try this recipe soon 🙂

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  • Kathy @ Olives & Garlic
    Posted at 19:16h, 01 April

    I made this deliciousness and what a delicious dish it was. LOVED it!

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:14h, 02 April

      Oh that is great news!!! So happy you got to try this recipe 🙂

  • Julie
    Posted at 19:29h, 27 April

    This turned out really yummy! Usually you would expect to see rice as part of this type of casserole but the quinoa was a really nice addition!

  • Christy
    Posted at 18:52h, 01 June

    I made this for dinner tonight as written. It was delicious. I will definitely make it again. Thanks for the great recipe!

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  • Jessica
    Posted at 17:21h, 10 September

    I loved this! ate it for lunch and dinner! Thank you.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:49h, 11 September

      Awesome & I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this recipe 🙂 One of our favorites!

  • Katherine
    Posted at 13:17h, 02 October

    I am always craving Mexican food and looking for new twists on the classics! This looks PHENOMENAL! Yum!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:34h, 03 October

      One of our family favorites. Enjoy!!

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  • Laura
    Posted at 06:23h, 14 December

    Have made this multiple times& love it! Thanks! Just curious R how well you think it’ll freeze? Would love to make it for a friend who’s hubby is deployed!

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:25h, 14 December

      Great question (and so glad you love this recipe!) Why not try to freeze a small batch of your next casserole & see how it thaws?


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