Great flavor with little effort is what this recipe is all about! Assemble the ingredients in layers and then bake until done. Super easy and so tasty!
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed
½ pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
4 ounce can diced green chiles
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
½ cup diced red bell pepper
2 scallions, sliced thin
1 zucchini, diced
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1¼ cups green enchilada sauce or red enchilada sauce if you prefer
4 ounces Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar, shredded (about 1 cup)
Get the ingredients you need at a convenient nearby location.
Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 1 hr 10 mins | Total: 1 hr 25 mins
PREHEAT oven to 350° F and spray a 9×13 or similar size baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
ADD quinoa to baking dish, spreading it into an even layer that covers the bottom of the dish. Add the green chiles, diced red bell pepper, black beans, scallions, diced zucchini and shredded chicken. Evenly distribute the ingredients over the top of the quinoa.
WHISK together chicken broth and enchilada sauce in a large glass measuring cup or bowl, then evenly pour over all of the ingredients in the baking dish.
COVER the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes.
SPRINKLE the cheese evenly over the top and bake for another 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
TOP casserole with diced tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, red onion and Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream if desired.
Made this for the first time this week. It’s easy to make and very tasty; it’s healthy too. The ingredients are things I had on hand. We will make this again. Delicious!
This is a very flavorful dish that is now a family favorite. I chose Cabot Plain Yogurt and cilantro to top the dish and those ingredients added just the right flavor. Thanks.