Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole


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 |

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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!

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole


  • 1 1/2 cups dry Quinoa, cook according to package directions
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast, trim to bite sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups diced Yellow Onion
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) Red Enchilada Sauce (make sure it's gluten free if you need it to be)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Green Onion
  • handful of Fresh Cilantro
  • 1 Avocado, cut into pieces & dip in lemon juice
  • Cooking Spray
  • One the Side
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream


  • Pre heat oven to 375 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Spray a large bake safe casserole (5 3/4 quart size) dish with some cooking spray. Cook quinoa, fluff with a fork and toss with enchilada sauce. Set aside, add to the casserole pot.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook onion for a few minutes until fragrant & slightly browned. Add chicken and seasonings. Brown chicken a few minutes on each side. Make sure every piece is coated with seasonings. Cook a few more minutes until chicken is opaque & cooked through.
  • Add chicken to quinoa and toss to combine. Top with cheeses. Bake uncovered for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Set the oven to broil. Bake for a few more minutes (about 4 minutes) until cheese is slightly browned & bubbly. Watch carefully so it does not burn.
  • Top with fresh avocado, cilantro & green onion. Serve salsa & sour cream on the side.

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40 Responses to Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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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