Italian Chicken Quinoa Bake is a quick and easy one pot skillet meal that’s protein-packed, healthy, and incredibly delicious flavored with Italian spices we love. And cheese… of course. Plus it’s so simple, it makes this quinoa bake a perfect weeknight meal.
1–1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 cloves garlic, minced
3–4 green onions, chopped
1–1/2 cup marinara sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon fresh
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Cook the quinoa according to the package directions. Or cook the quinoa the night before, which makes this an incredibly quick and easy dinner. Once cooked, remove from heat and transfer the cooked quinoa into a large bowl.
Fold in the cooked chicken, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, spinach, tomatoes, garlic, green onions, and marinara sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine.
Lightly spray a 12-inch oven-safe skillet with non-stick spray, and transfer the mixture into the skillet. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese; bake for about 20 -25 minutes, or until the top layer of cheese is bubbly and melted.
Remove the skillet from the oven and garnish with more chopped green onions and serve.
Keywords: Chicken Quinoa Bake, Skillet Quinoa