Southwest Chicken Quinoa Bake Recipe

A simple, wholesome meal idea for busy nights - Southwest Chicken Quinoa Bake.
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  • Ready in: 1 hours, 40 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
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  • Servings: 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings

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  • 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup red or white quinoa
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Wahoo Chili Seasoning

cooking methods

  • Bake


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a greased 13x9-inch baking dish, combine all ingredients; salt and pepper as desired. Stir.
  2. Bake, covered, 30 minutes. Stir. Continue baking, covered, 20 minutes; stir. Continue baking, uncovered, 10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
  3. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 servings OR 4 servings + 2 leftover servings.

Serve with Southwestern Lettuce Salad recipe.

Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc

For remix Southwest Chicken Quinoa Tacos recipe: reserve 2 cups Southwest Chicken Quinoa Bake in a storage container. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Combine all ingredients except chicken broth in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 1.

Nutrition per Serving:
Calories: 300 Total Fat: 7g Sat. Fat: 1.5g Cholest: 105mg Sodium: 810mg Carbs: 30g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 2g Protein: 31g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great recipe! We loved this recipe! My kids actually ate it because it has just enough flavor but it wasn’t overpowering. We used the leftovers cold as a summer side dish and it was great.
Date published: 2020-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy tasty dinner I'm making this dish for the 3rd time clearly my husband and I like it. It's an easy freezer meal and can easily be made vegetarian/vegan. We feel that the dish could use a little extra flavor (admittedly, I make it without the garlic garlic), so we season it with extra Wahoo Chili or Chipotle Seasoning after it's cooked.
Date published: 2019-03-04
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the best taste I wanted to like this recipe so much, but i has to toss it.
Date published: 2018-12-19
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