- 1.5 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/2 medium red onion, finely diced
- 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3 cups creamy tomato soup (We used the Imagine brand)*
- 1 cup water*
- 4 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced into rounds
- 4 oz. pearled Mozzarella balls
- 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
- optional drizzle: aged balsamic/balsamic reduction
- First, preheat oven to 375ºF and spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Next place 1.5 cups uncooked quinoa on the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Then, finely dice onion and cut chicken breast into bite-sized pieces. Transfer into casserole dish.
- Season chicken with minced garlic, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Next, mix together around 3 cups of tomato soup with 1 cup of water. If you buy tomato soup in a carton, you will get anywhere from 3-4 cups of tomato soup, so you can use all of the soup, but substitute the rest with water.
- Pour soup mixture on top of chicken and quinoa and use a spoon to mix, making sure that the chicken and quinoa are submerged.
- Cover casserole dish with tin foil and bake at 375ºF for 30 minutes.
- While the casserole is baking, slice 5-6 medium tomatoes.
- Once the 30 minutes is up, remove the casserole from the oven and stir. Add sliced tomatoes and bake for an additional 20 minutes, uncovered.
- Finally, remove casserole one more time, add mozzarella cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
- Remove casserole dish from oven and let sit for 10 additional minutes to thicken.
- Serve with fresh basil.
Tips & Notes
- This recipe was upated on April 8, 2020. The original recipe can be found HERE. The reason this recipe was updarted was to increase the serving size to 6 so that no soup is wasted. We also simplfied this recipe to remove the “saute” step so that it is much easier to make.
- water/soup: each soup container will have anywhere from 3 to 4 cups of soup in it. Ours had 3.5 cups soup, so we only used about 1/2 cup of water. The goal is to get 4 cups of liquid between the soup and water.
Nutrition FactsServing Size: 1/6 Calories: 336 Sugar: 4 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 39 Fiber: 4 Protein: 27
Category: Quinoa CasseroleMethod: OvenCuisine: TuscanDiet: Gluten Free