November 17, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Casserole.

Guys, I recently discovered this recipe and it is already one of my new favorite go-to recipes, in fact I love it so much that I have already made it twice in the last two weeks. It's also super simple and quick to throw together so it's the perfect dish to make for any last minute dinner guests. So I decided to share it with you on this Sunday afternoon just in case you are doing any meal planning for the week and are looking for a little yummy inspiration:

1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Sriracha)
1 lb skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/2 cup bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped (about 6 pieces or so)
1/2 cup of green onions, chopped
*note: all of these amounts are approximate, feel free to add more or less as you please!*

First, cook the quinoa and set aside. Then cook the bacon until crispy and set aside. Season the chicken breasts with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and pan fry them until fully cooked. Then shred them up and toss with hot sauce.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9x13 casserole dish layer quinoa, Greek yogurt, chicken, blue cheese, and cheddar cheese. Repeat these layers another time. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the cheese beings to bubble and melt, then remove from the oven and top with the green onions and bacon bits. Throw the casserole back in the oven on broil for another 5 minutes or so. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sour cream and enjoy!

So simple, right? Yet so delicious.
XO, Stef


  1. Holy moly, this sounds delicious! Definitely bookmarking this to try for my lunches next week!

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  2. Just last week I had a quinoa salad for the first time. I had read many times that a lot of people get stomach cramps from it and since I have a really sensitive belly... I had those problems too. Still the salad tasted really good.
    Though I hoped quinoa would be for me, I'm afraid it's not. I read about leaving the quinoa longer in water, that might decrease the problems. Do you girls know if that really helps, maybe? I know we're all not experts, but maybe you heard about it?