Chicken & Quinoa Bake
I am always looking for a shortcut.
I personally make cooking & eating at home a priority in our home. That doesn't mean everything is from scratch! I am a busy working mom . . . after 4:00 pm on most days you can find me running this way & that trying to fit everything in. So taking a few shortcuts is a necessity for me!
I wanted to create somewhat of a classic "dump & bake" type casserole. Is there a better term for it? I don't know! Something that I could prep ahead of time if necessary or mix together & throw in the oven. Adding meals like this to our week helps me get other tasks done simultaneously. The trick was to make it gluten free & add some nutritional value. I grew up eating chicken & rice or chicken & noodle casseroles. . . .this is somewhat reminiscent of those flavors with a few 2021 twists!
The Chicken & Quinoa Bake takes about fifteen minutes to prep then into the oven. Prep can be done the night before (see note on recipe). Once it's in the oven you are free to get your million other things done while it bakes! I personally gave the kids a bath & felt like super mom. Clean kids & a healthy warm dinner on the table. Winning!
*The kids liked this recipe! Anything with cheese & chicken they love! I would leave out the chives if your children don't care for onion flavors though. You can sprinkle them over your serving at the end.
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Hi I'm Kelsey.
I help busy women embrace cooking at home with my fuss-free family recipes!