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Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole

 
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
 
One serving costs about $2.62 One serving costs about $2.62

$2.62 per serving

9912 people like this recipe

9,912 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

4 fall,winter,gluten-free,popular,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner Mexican
spoonacular Score:97%

Spoonacular Score: 97%

 

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Casserole might be just the main course you are searching for. This gluten free recipe serves 4 and costs $2.62 per serving. One serving contains 594 calories, 34g of protein, and 24g of fat. Autumn will be even more special with this recipe. 9912 people have tried and liked this recipe. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 30 minutes. Head to the store and pick up chili powder, cumin, verde enchilada sauce, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the avocado you could follow this main course with the chocolate avocado mousse | quick dark chocolate avocado mousse as a dessert. This recipe is typical of Mexican cuisine. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 98%. This score is excellent. Try Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Casserole, and The Heartbreak of Success, and A Healthy, Easy, and Cheesy Chicken and Brown Rice Enchilada Casserole for similar recipes.

Mexican on the menu? Try pairing with Pinot Noir, Sparkling rosé, and Riesling. Acidic white wines like riesling or low-tannin reds like pinot noir can work well with Mexican dishes. Sparkling rosé is a safe pairing too. You could try Melville Sandy's Pinot Noir. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 45 dollars per bottle.

Melville Sandy's Pinot Noir

With a hue reminiscent of dark red rose petal, rich and savory aromatics of shitaki mushroom, miso glaze and toasted nori come through initially. Decadent spice notes of cinnamon, sage and lavender are intertwined with impressions of dried apricot, red currants, baked apples and orange zest. Tender and velvety on the palate with generous tannins that frame the wine’s radiant and voluptuous finish.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1 small
1 small avocado
avocado
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps black pepper
black pepper
15 oz
15 oz canned black beans
canned black beans
10 oz
10 oz canned tomatoes
canned tomatoes
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps chili powder
chili powder
1 cup
1 cup cooked quinoa
cooked quinoa
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps cumin
cumin
10 oz
10 oz canned enchilada sauce
canned enchilada sauce
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh cilantro
fresh cilantro
some
some green onion tops
green onion tops
1
1  roma tomato
roma tomato
some
some salt
salt
2 cups
2 cups shredded cheese
shredded cheese
1
1  cooked shredded skinless boneless chicken breast
cooked shredded skinless boneless chicken breast
15 oz
15 oz canned sweet corn
canned sweet corn
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps white pepper
white pepper
1 small avocado
1 small
avocado
0.5 tsps black pepper
0.5 tsps
black pepper
15 oz canned black beans
15 oz
canned black beans
10 oz canned tomatoes
10 oz
canned tomatoes
0.5 tsps chili powder
0.5 tsps
chili powder
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup
cooked quinoa
0.5 tsps cumin
0.5 tsps
cumin
10 oz canned enchilada sauce
10 oz
canned enchilada sauce
2 Tbsps fresh cilantro
2 Tbsps
fresh cilantro
some green onion tops
some
green onion tops
1  roma tomato
1
roma tomato
some salt
some
salt
2 cups shredded cheese
2 cups
shredded cheese
1  cooked shredded skinless boneless chicken breast
1
cooked shredded skinless boneless chicken breast
15 oz canned sweet corn
15 oz
canned sweet corn
0.5 tsps white pepper
0.5 tsps
white pepper

Equipment

baking pan
baking pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
oven
oven
baking pan
baking pan
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.62
Ingredient
1 small avocado
½ teaspoons black pepper
15 ounces canned black beans
10 ounces canned tomatoes
½ teaspoons chili powder
1 cup cooked quinoa
½ teaspoons cumin
10 ounces canned enchilada sauce
2 Tbsps fresh cilantro
some green onion tops
1 roma tomato
2 cups shredded cheese
1 cooked shredded skinless boneless chicken breast
15 ounces canned sweet corn
½ teaspoons white pepper
Price
$1.50
$0.03
$0.76
$0.61
$0.06
$0.53
$0.07
$1.62
$0.03
$0.16
$0.23
$2.40
$1.00
$1.37
$0.13
$10.49

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

Cooking Tips

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
594 Calories
34g Protein
23g Total Fat
68g Carbs
38% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
594
30%

Fat
23g
37%

  Saturated Fat
9g
57%

Carbohydrates
68g
23%

  Sugar
14g
16%

Cholesterol
62mg
21%

Sodium
1709mg
74%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
34g
68%

Fiber
17g
71%

Phosphorus
582mg
58%

Manganese
1mg
51%

Folate
170µg
43%

Vitamin B6
0.76mg
38%

Vitamin B3
7mg
38%

Calcium
374mg
37%

Potassium
1306mg
37%

Magnesium
146mg
37%

Vitamin A
1678IU
34%

Vitamin B2
0.54mg
32%

Selenium
22µg
32%

Iron
5mg
31%

Vitamin C
25mg
31%

Copper
0.61mg
31%

Vitamin K
31µg
30%

Vitamin B1
0.43mg
29%

Zinc
4mg
28%

Vitamin B5
2mg
24%

Vitamin B12
1µg
22%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Vitamin D
0.25µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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