Chili Chicken, Kale & Quinoa Casserole

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 50 min 8
Chili Chicken, Kale & Quinoa Casserole
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1 can (15oz) Black beans, canned (rinsed and drained)
1 1/2 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese (or Tex Mex blend)
3 cup shredded Chicken, cooked (from rotisserie or breast)
2 tsp Chili powder
4 spray (about 1/3 second) Cooking spray, vegetable oil
2 tsp Cumin
1 tbsp Garlic powder
1/2 cup Cilantro (coriander) (plus extra for garnish)
1/2 cup Green onion (chopped, plus extra for garnish)
6 leaves Kale (finely chopped)
1 1/2 cup, shredded Mozzarella cheese, partially skimmed (or Tex Mex blend)
1 cup Quinoa, uncooked
1 cup Salsa, ready-to-serve (choose low sodium if possible)
1 1/2 cup Sweet corn, canned, undrained (rinsed and drained)
1 cup Tomato sauce, canned


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Cook quinoa as per package instructions and add to a large mixing bowl along with kale and mix to combine. You need quinoa to be hot, so it cooks down and reduces kale in size. This saves the extra step of sautéing.

3. Add remaining ingredients, reserving 1 1/2 cup cheese for topping, and mix well to combine. Transfer mixture to a baking dish and press on it gently to flatten. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 30 minutes uncovered.

4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with additional cilantro and green onions. Serve warm.


Storage Instructions:

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Freezing Instructions:

Do not bake at all. Just freeze assembled in a baking dish.

Bake frozen 15 minutes longer than the original recipe calls for.

Under bake by 15 minutes and freeze cooled.

Reheat in the oven at 375 for 15 mins (whole, assembled). Bake, cut, freeze in individual portions and then defrost in a microwave.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 456
Calories from fat 190
Calories from saturated fat 80
Total Fat 21.1 g
Saturated Fat 8.9 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.2 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Sodium 1028 mg
Potassium 866 mg
Total Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary Fiber 9.0 g
Sugars 4.8 g
Protein 33 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.1
Meat 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.3
Milk Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 2.0

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