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Dump and Bake Chicken Fajita Quinoa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

This chicken fajita bake with quinoa is bursting with Mexican inspired flavors. It's filled with lean, protein, veggies and quinoa making it super easy to get a healthy meal on the table!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Chicken Fajita Bake, Fajita Casserole
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 319 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
Ingredients
  • 2 large uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs.), cut into bite-sized pieces (you can easily substitute with 2 lbs. of boneless thighs or tenders if you prefer)
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 15 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, NOT drained
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • Optional toppings: diced avocado sliced green onion, olives, shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F (190C). Spray a 13x9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In the prepared dish, stir together diced chicken, uncooked quinoa, bell peppers, onion, and diced tomatoes (with juices). Sprinkle with fajita seasoning and salt; toss to coat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together water and taco sauce. Pour over quinoa mixture and stir to combine.
  4. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 1 hour. Remove the cover and check to make sure that the quinoa and chicken are both cooked through.* If necessary, stir and return to the oven for a few more minutes (or until done). Serve immediately with optional toppings.
  5. Note: you can prepare this dish ahead of time, cover, and refrigerate until ready to bake.
Recipe Notes

*If you’d like to top the dish with shredded cheese, just sprinkle about ½ cup cheese over top of the dish once it’s finished baking. Place the dish back in the oven (uncovered) for about 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese melts.

Nutrition Facts
Dump and Bake Chicken Fajita Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 875mg38%
Potassium 1007mg29%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1030IU21%
Vitamin C 45.3mg55%
Calcium 119mg12%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.