Chicken Quinoa Casserole

GF Guy and I move tomorrow.

All of our possessions are in boxes waiting for tomorrows’ truck. All of our possessions, that is, except an oven safe pan and a roll of foil…

What kind of Gidget would I be if I packed away all of my kitchen essentials when there are still frozen vegetables needing to be eaten? Our very last meal in our very first Denver apartment was a delicious casserole. Warm and filling, it was just what we needed after a long day of packing, lease signing, and dodging raindrops.

This meal is a one dish wonder, so prepare yourself for few dishes and zero leftovers! I’m not sure how much cooking I will be doing over the next few days, especially since there is a ridiculous Gluten-Free friendly Cuban restaurant around the corner from our new place. 😉 BUT, I will do my best to bring you more delicious recipes soon! If you have any suggestions for recipes you would like to see converted to be gluten-free and dairy-free I would love the inspiration!

Chicken Quinoa Casserole

(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups warm Chicken Stock
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp House Seasoning Blend of choice
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Boneless, Skinless Organic Chicken Breast, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen Peas
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Daiya Vegan Cheddar Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (375 if at a high altitude)
  2. Mix together quinoa and spices and place in the bottom of a deep and large, oven-safe skillet.
  3. Top quinoa with chicken and frozen vegetables.
  4. Pour warm chicken stock over top all ingredients.
  5. Cover pot tightly with a lid or foil.
  6. Place in preheated oven and cook for 1 hour, or until quinoa is cooked through.
  7. Remove casserole from the oven and remove the lid or foil.
  8. Turn the oven to Broil.
  9. Sprinkle Daiya Vegan Cheddar Cheese evenly over top the casserole and return to the oven uncovered.
  10.  Broil 3-4 minutes until vegan cheese is melted and bubbly.

4 thoughts on “Chicken Quinoa Casserole

  1. Trying to post again. What is in the photo, the quinoa? Almost looks like pearl couscous the grain is so large. Only a gidget would cook after a full day of packing. The rest of us would go out or order in. You just might top me in the energy category and that would be a first since I go and go and go without pause day and night.

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