Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Casserole
We are still trying to eat healthy at my house. My whole family loves quinoa so I thought I would make it into a casserole. These is a lot of flavor, and you could easy add more veggies to make it even better for you! Hope you love it as much as we did!
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 clove of garlic, minced 2 green onions, chopped 1 tomato, chopped 1/2 cup of mushrooms, chopped 1 8oz. can tomato sauce dash of red pepper flakes salt & pepper to taste Garlic salt to taste 2 cups cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces 2 cups cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa) 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 11/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 9 x 13 glass pan In a skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil, garlic, mushrooms and green onions. Saute for about 2-3 minutes. Add chopped tomato, tomato sauce, red pepper flakes, garlic salt, and salt & pepper. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine cooked quinoa, chicken, red pepper, cilantro and 1/2 cup of the cheese in your 9 x 13 pan. Pour your sauce and top and mix carefully until everything is combined. Top with remaining cup of cheese and cover with foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove from oven and garnish with additional green onions and cilantro.
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