Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake recipe – from Tablespoon!

Traditional enchiladas get a better-for-you upgrade in this no-roll, cheesy quinoa bake.

Source: Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake recipe – from Tablespoon!

INGREDIENTS

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (white or red)
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans
1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 cups Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce (from 19-oz can)
1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1 cup shredded pepper Jack cheese (4 oz)
Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
Sliced avocado
Fresh cilantro
Crumbled cotija (white Mexican) cheese, if desired

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8-inch square (2-quart) or 13×9-inch (3-quart) ceramic or broiler-proof baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Heat 10- or 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and onion; cook 5 minutes or until onion is soft.
  • Reduce heat to low. Add quinoa, chicken, black beans, green chiles, chili powder and 2 cups of the enchilada sauce; stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in Cheddar cheese. Transfer quinoa mixture to baking dish. Top evenly with pepper Jack cheese.
  • Bake 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Turn oven control to broil. Place baking dish about 5 inches from broiler; broil 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly. Remove from broiler. Top with sour cream, avocado, cilantro and cotija cheese. Serve immediately.
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2 thoughts on “Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake recipe – from Tablespoon!”

  1. This looks so delicious! I always love new quinoa recipes! It’s been a long time since I tried to incorporated quinoa into some kind of enchilada recipe, too. What kind of texture is this dish supposed to be after being baked? Should it be pretty soupy, or semi-thick? Should it be thick enough to slice and serve on a plate, or did you need bowls? Thank you for such a great recipe! And I appreciate all the advice 🙂

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