Cheesy Caprese Chicken & Quinoa Casserole Recipe | Yummly

Cheesy Caprese Chicken & Quinoa Casserole

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Maureen: "Really good blend of flavors" Read More
14Ingredients
50Minutes
340Calories
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Ingredients

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  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken (diced, or any other cooked chicken)
  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (this is optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 handful fresh basil (chopped)
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    NutritionView More

    340Calories
    Sodium23% DV550mg
    Fat20% DV13g
    Protein53% DV27g
    Carbs10% DV30g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories340Calories from Fat120
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol185mg62%
    Sodium550mg23%
    Potassium810mg23%
    Protein27g53%
    Calories from Fat120
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate30g10%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Sugars2g4%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C35%
    Calcium20%
    Iron35%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Reviews(35)

    Maureen 5 months ago
    Really good blend of flavors
    Tiffany Donbach 6 months ago
    My daughter said it tasted like spaghetti.
    Tiff AtLaw 6 months ago
    Bit more sauce needed but otherwise good
    Martinez 6 months ago
    I will definitely make this again
    Kacalek a year ago
    If you're short on time, use a jar or marinara sauce instead of making the sauce from scratch.
    BB a year ago
    Excellent I used riced cauliflower instead of quinoa
    Fred a year ago
    Really well easy to make
    Darren Prevost a year ago
    We loved this. I added some of the tomatoes in the sauce and a small amount of Italian seasoning instead of red pepper flakes. We'll see this again! Thanks!
    Lisa Benages a year ago
    loved it!! added some raw spinach too ans it blended perfectly with the other flavors!
    Uhler a year ago
    This one was absolutely perfect way better than expected
    Pinky a year ago
    I LOVED this, the contrast between the chicken and cheese with the balsamic, pepper flake and grape toms, excellent
    Brian P'ark a year ago
    Super easy. Definitely more chicken. More basil, more tomatoes.
    Katelyn C. a year ago
    It was ok. Honestly not much flavor. I was hoping to love it and really didn't. I may try again.
    Lisa Mulzoff a year ago
    Great dish, added some fresh garlic and some fresh basil and oregano to the sauce Used chicken breasts baked in a white wine marinade which kept the chicken real moist
    Brenda Cosby a year ago
    Amazing! Added red onions into the sauce and subbed pearl cous cous for the quinoa family favorite!
    Tamara C. a year ago
    I wasn't sure about this as I was making it but it turned out great. In the future I will probably add some of the basil to the sauce just before mixing with the other ingredients and baking it. Regardless, it was quite tasty and would definitely make again.
    Libby 2 years ago
    Wonderful! I always add extra hot red pepper
    Lauren 2 years ago
    This was delicious! I used crushed tomatoes with basil seasoning for some extra taste. I also added more crushed red pepper flakes for some extra zing. I will definitely make this again.
    C.John 2 years ago
    Good but could use much more seasoning. I substituted couscous for quinoa. Despite the lighted flavor I will probably make again but amp up the seasoning
    Shute 2 years ago
    The Cheesy Caprese Chicken & Quinoa was delicious amd a real crowd pleaser. it was easy to make and the directions were very clear. Will definitely incorporate this into our meal plans!
    Starr 2 years ago
    This is awesome. Super tasty and easy to make. I put crushed red peppers only on half, so the kids wouldn’t complain about too spicy.
    Vandermolen 2 years ago
    Cooked the chicken vs. buying roasted.
    Kristen T. 2 years ago
    Quick and easy meal!
    SophiaMeak 2 years ago
    At first it tasted very bland so I had to incorporate more flavors, it all went well and delicious.
    Sweet Surprises 2 years ago
    So good! Tasted as good as it looked!
    My family loved this one, but did request only 1/4 tsp of Cheyanne pepper the next time I make it.
    This turned out spectacular! My husband and I loved it. Leftovers heat up really well. For future, I will add a little extra spice. 2ND TIME: I like to cook quinoa for full 15 minutes and let it sit overnight - cold, day-old quinoa seems to work better in making this dish “fluffier”. If you use soggy quinoa, your dish will be soggy. Totally can make this ahead: shred chicken (I broil my own chicken breast with some Lawry's seasoning vs. buying a roasted chicken); make quinoa a day ahead and make sauce. When ready, all your ingredients are ready - just assemble. Excellent dish!
    Keisha Brown 3 years ago
    It was delicious! Instead of grape tomatoes I used Roma tomatoes and cut them really thin. Will definitively be making again
    Keisha 3 years ago
    It was really good but I think the sauce needs a little more flavor. Need to make it again
    Russel S. 3 years ago
    I read the comments about adding spice and went them one further. I sautéed sliced sweet Italian sausage in the pan before adding sauce ingredients. Came out with a little kick and a lot of flavor.

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