NatureSweet® Glorys® Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

NatureSweet® Glorys® Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Course Type: Main Course

Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Talk about easy, fresh, and delicious

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups NatureSweet® Glorys® tomatoes, chopped for sauce
  • 1 cup NatureSweet® Glorys® tomatoes, halved for topping
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided use
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. To make quinoa, rinse and soak quinoa for about 10 minutes in warm water. Bring 2 cups chicken broth to a boil in a small saucepan. Drain quinoa and add to boiling chicken broth. Cover and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking for about 12 to 15 minutes. There should be no liquid remaining. Turn heat off and allow quinoa to sit for 5 minutes. Then fluff with a fork and set aside.
  3. To make the sauce, combine chopped Glorys® tomatoes and balsamic vinegar in a saucepan at medium heat, and bring to a simmer. Add half-and-half, crushed red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper, and continue cooking until heated.
  4. In a large bowl, mix chopped chicken, quinoa, Parmesan cheese, and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese. Gently fold the warmed tomato sauce into the mixture.
  5. Pour quinoa mixture into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish and top with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1 cup halved Glorys® tomatoes. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and casserole is heated through. Garnish with fresh chopped basil.