Chicken and Quinoa Bake is a bread family dish. A good way to introduce quinoa to the kids.
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Chicken and Quinoa Bake

Quinoa, chicken and vegetables cooked in a creamy tomato sauce and topped with cheese. A great family dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 -8
Author Amy @ Feeding Finn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (175g) quinoa
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 celery stalk (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 red pepper (finely chopped)
  • 500 g (2 cups) passata
  • 1/2 tsp italian herbs
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 250 g cooked shredded chicken
  • 130 g (1 cup) frozen peas
  • 100 g (1 cup) grated mozzarella

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 170c / 350F/ Gas 3
  • Cook the quinoa to the pack instructions and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a sauce pan over a medium / high heat. Add the onion and celery, reduce the heat and cook until softened. (4 mins)
  • Add the garlic and pepper and cook for a further 2 mins.
  • Add the passata, cream cheese and herbs, stir until the cheese is dissolved and then allow to simmer for 5 mins.
  • Add the quinoa, chicken and peas and stir until combined. Transfer the mixture to a oven proof dish (approx. 9x9) or several smaller ones. Add the mozzarella to the top.
  • Bake until bubbling and all the cheese is melted (approx. 30 min) (times will vary depending on size of dish/s used)

Notes

Why not try replacing the mozzarella with cheddar?