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Chicken Quinoa 'Mac' and Cheese

           
 

All the creamy goodness of mac and cheese - with chicken and quinoa to make it truly a main dish.

 
 
-- Serves
SKILL LEVEL 6 servings
 
 
Mazola®
 
 
Ingredients
 
Quinoa Mixture
1 cup quinoa
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth OR water
6 ounces/200 g diced chicken breast
1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped, rehydrated sundried tomatoes
1/3 cup crumbled, reduced-fat feta cheese
Sauce
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3/4 cup shredded very sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Dash salt and pepper
Topping
1/3 cup panko OR unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons shredded very sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons Mazola® Corn Oil
 
 
 
 
Instructions
 

Heat quinoa and water to a boil in a covered medium saucepan. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Toss chicken with flour in a medium bowl. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 to 5 minutes until well browned. 

Place quinoa, chicken, tomatoes and feta cheese in a large bowl.

Sauce: Heat milk, chicken broth, flour and mustard in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a whisk. Bring to a simmer; cook for 3 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses and salt and pepper.

Topping: Combine all ingredients for topping together in a small bowl.

Pour sauce over quinoa mixture; stir until combined. Spoon mixture into a greased 9-inch square baking dish. Sprinkle topping over casserole. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 20 to 25 minutes until topping is lightly browned. 

 

Recipe provided by Rose Reiman.

 
Total Time
 
Bake Time 20 to 25 minutes
 
Nutrition Facts
Valeur nutritive

Per Serving / Par portion
1/6th of recipe
 
Calories  328
Fat / Lipides  9 g
Saturated / saturés  3 g
 
Carbohydrate / Glucides  33 g
Fibre / Fibres  3 g
Sugars / Sucres   g
 
Cholesterol / Cholestérol  28 mg
 
Protein / Protéins  26 mg
 
Sodium  673 mg
 
Potassium   mg
 
Calcium   mg
 
Iron / Fer   mg
 
 

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