Thursday, April 28, 2022

Baked Quinoa Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Baked Quinoa Chicken Parmesan Recipe

By Tracey

Baked Quinoa Chicken Parmesan

adapted just slightly from Elly Says Opa


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a 2-qt baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

To make the sauce: Add the oil to a large saucepan set over medium heat. When it shimmers, add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute, just until fragrant. Add the vinegar and scrape the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits. Continue cooking until the vinegar is almost completely absorbed. Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, red pepper flakes, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat and allow to simmer as you continue with the recipe.

To make the quinoa: Add the quinoa to a fine-mesh strainer, and rinse well under cold water (if you don’t, it will have a bitter taste). Transfer the quinoa to a saucepan and add the chicken broth. Set over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed.

Add the cooked quinoa and the chicken to the sauce and stir to combine. Add half of this mixture to the prepared baking dish then top with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella. Add the remaining half of the quinoa mixture and sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella. Top with the Parmesan cheese and then the breadcrumbs.

Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes then remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Garnish with the parsley before serving.

Baked Quinoa Chicken Parmesan Recipe Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Admin