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Cajun Chicken Quinoa Bake 257 calories and 6 weight watchers points plus. Make ahead homemade lean cuisine instructions

Cajun Chicken Quinoa Bake

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 10-ounce package sliced white mushrooms, cleaned
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Add cooked quinoa to a 9 x 13 pan. Set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium high heat then add the chicken breasts, sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning, and cook till both sides are browned and no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes on each side. Place cooked cooked in with the quinoa.
  • Using the same pan cook the mushrooms until soft. if needed ad olive oil. Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
  • Place mushrooms in with the chicken and quinoa.
  • In the same pan, or using a medium saucepan, pour in the chicken stock and milk. Whisk in the flour until it is dissolved. Cook for 7 - 10 minutes or until the sauce bubbles and it thickens slightly.
  • Add in the cream cheese and cook until it is melted. Whisk consistently.
  • Stir in the parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, the rest of the Cajun seasoning (3 teaspoons), granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook until all the cheese is melted.
  • Give the sauce a taste for seasoning. Depending on the Cajun seasoning you use more salt might be needed.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken, mushrooms, and quinoa. Carefully stir it all together.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 45- 50 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

Make ahead tips
This recipe can be made completely ahead of time and frozen, You can also keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g