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Healthy One Pot Mexican Quinoa Casserole-4

Healthy One Pot Mexican Quinoa Casserole

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 40 minutes
  • yield Yield: 7-9 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Mexican

Description

This Healthy One Pot Mexican Quinoa Casserole is light, easy to make, and packed with nutrients and flavor! Everything is made in a single pan, and it’s only 290 calories a serving!

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 mini assorted color sweet red peppers, sliced
  • 2 (4 oz.) cans diced green chilis
  • 14 oz can low sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup diced roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded colby cheese
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Add olive oil to pan as well as diced chicken. Cook until chicken is no longer pink, turning throughout. About 5-7 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from the pan and put on plate. Set aside.
  4. Add onions to pan. Saute until translucent, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add in garlic, saute for 30 seconds and immediately add in mini peppers. Saute for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Add in green chilis, pinto beans, chicken broth, roma tomatoes, quinoa, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, ground pepper, and cilantro to the pan.
  7. Stir and bring to a boil.
  8. Add chicken in, stir, cover, and reduce to simmer.
  9. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until liquid is evaporated and quinoa is cooked through.
  10. Remove from heat.
  11. Add cheese to the top. Place cover on and let sit for 1 minute until cheese it melted.
  12. Serve with fresh avocado, green onions, and fresh cilantro.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 290
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 595 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27 g
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Protein: 20 g
  • Cholesterol: 45 mg

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