Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake

This Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake is packed with Italian flavors, kid-friendly, and has  a whopping 40g protein per serving!

This Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake is packed with Italian flavors, kid-friendly, and has a whopping 40g protein per serving!

Happy Monday, friends! B and I just got home from a weekend in Cleveland to visit my parents. I’m already missing them like crazy! 

I am super pumped about today’s recipe. Last week I asked the FFF facebook page what kinds of Spring recipes they want to see. About 90% of the responses were easy weeknight meals (protein-packed if possible). You wish is my command, frands! You all know my love for quinoa bakes/casseroles is real (this one is my fav!). 

This Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake is packed with Italian flavors, kid-friendly, and has a whopping 40g protein per serving! 

This casserole is…

  • PACKED with protein (28g per serving!)
  • Savory
  • Italian-Inspired
  • Cheesey
  • Gluten-Free
  • Prepped in under 10 minutes!

It also features FFF partner, Imagine® Foods’, Creamy Tomato Soup. I bet that’s the last thing you would have guessed was in this sucker. Well- it adds AMAZING flavor and creaminess to the casserole. In case you are wondering, this product is: certified organic, GMO free, gluten-free, vegetarian, kosher, non-dairy, and vegan. <—- a mouthful, right?

This Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake is packed with Italian flavors, kid-friendly, and has a whopping 40g protein per serving! 

I used Imagine® Food Creamy Tomato Soup as the liquid portion to cook the quinoa. Did I mention you DON’T have to pre-cook the quinoa? You just throw it in the casserole dish and let the magic happen in the oven.

I did decide to brown the chicken a bit and cook down the onions before throwing everything in the casserole dish to bake fully. You most certainly do not need to do either, I just prefer more cooked onions and I love the texture that the chicken got after it was browned for a bit. 

This Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake is packed with Italian flavors, kid-friendly, and has a whopping 40g protein per serving! 

Chicken in every bite.

Blake’s dream.

This Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake is packed with Italian flavors, kid-friendly, and has a whopping 40g protein per serving!

 

This Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake is packed with Italian flavors, kid-friendly, and has a whopping 40g protein per serving!

Wondering where to find Imagine® Foods Products? Check out their store locater HERE and their product list HERE. If you’re a Kroger shopper, you can download a $1 off coupon on Imagine® Creamy Soups to your Kroger Plus Card. If you don’t live near a Kroger, get a $1 off coupon from ImagineFoods.com! #winning

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Recipe

Imagine Foods: Tuscan Chicken Quinoa Bake

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 2 4 oz chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • , uncooked
  • 2 cups Imagine Foods Creamy Tomato Soup
  • 2 teaspoonsitalian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 small/medium sized tomatoes, sliced into rounds
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella balls

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF. Then, spray a casserole dish (I used 12 x 8 inch) with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. In a large sauce pan, heat 1 tablespoon of EVOO and 1 tablespoon minced garlic. Then, add in minced onions and sauté for about 5 minutes, or until they become translucent. Next, add in diced chicken and brown for about a minute, stirring often.
  2. Transfer mixture into casserole dish and add uncooked quinoa, Imagine Creamy Tomato soup, Italian seasonings, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Mix until combined.
  3. Bake covered at 375ºF for 25 minutes. Then, remove and add the sliced tomatoes and mozzarella balls to the top. Bake for another 20-25 minutes, uncovered or until you can see the quinoa is fully cooked.
  4. Top with basil leaves and serve immediately.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 411
  • Sugar: 11
  • Fat: 13
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 28

 

 
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