BUFFALO CHICKEN QUINOA CASSEROLE|OUR NEW FAVE

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We LOVE casseroles. We say- The cheesier, the creamier, the better. Before we started eating clean, I had a few staple casseroles that I would rotate, making at least one every week. One chicken quinoa casserolewas a chicken casserole (chicken, cream of chicken soup, Ritz crackers, all topped in melted butter), and the other was “Corn Bread Chicken Pot Pie” (chicken, cream of chicken soup, frozen vegetables, and a JIffy corn bread mix on top.) I won’t lie…both are very yummy. However, both are also filled with junk and high in fat and calories. My taste buds say yes, and my thighs say, For the Love woman…DON’T DO IT!.

Joey is pretty good at eating clean, but those casseroles are the one thing he can’t let go of, so occasionally I make them as a treat. Still, I have been on the search for a clean casserole that satisfies our taste buds and our need for that creamy comfort food.I’ve finally found it.

I was so nervous as he took his first bite tonight, afraid it wouldn’t live up to his old friends. However, he LOVED it and Jonah LOVED it. His only critique was that it could be a little less spicy (we both have a very weak tolerance of spicy things), so next time I will use less hot sauce. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Ingredients

1 cup quinoa (uncooked<——————–YES!!!)

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 cups cubed or shredded chicken

1/2 t garlic powder

1/4 cup buffalo sauce

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

ingredients

Directions:mix

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large bowl mix quinoa, greek yogurt, water, chicken broth,  chicken, garlic powder,  buffalo sauce, shredded cheddar cheese.

Place in casserole dish.

Bake for 35-40 minutes

Seriously? Can it get any simpler. Any dish that involves throwing all ingredients into a  bowl and mixing is a friend of mine.

 

A few notes:
*I only used 1/8 cup Buffalo sauce since we don’t like things very hot. You can use more or less.

*I make a big crockpot of chicken at the beginning of the week (3 hours on high), so it was super fast tonight to throw all of this together. Bon Appetit!

For Hope and Health,

<3 Laura

 

 

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