baked quinoa & veggie casseroleyouAlright, first things first: I am NOT in any way an expert in the kitchen. Although I do recognize that sometimes I can make decent food too, especially when I’m starving to death and left with no choice! 😂

Having said that, I’m quite a lazy cook so I prefer fast and yummy recipes—something I can prepare in maybe less than an hour. Thus, I personally find boiling, stir-frying, and baking most suitable for me and my needs.

I tried quinoa for the first time and tell you what… I’ve no regrets! I just took everything else I had in my fridge that time, popped them all in the oven, and voila—one super easy, quick, and healthy quinoa casserole. I hope you guys can try to make one too so here you go with my simple recipe!

Baked Quinoa Casserole with Thyme Chicken (Serves 2-3)

Ingredients:

Quinoa Bake

  • 1 cup cooked red quinoa
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup kidney beans
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • a handful of baby spinach
  • a dash of olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • lemon for garnish

Thyme Chicken

  • 4-6 pcs chicken fillet
  • thyme
  • salt & pepper

  1. Marinate the chicken fillet with salt, pepper, and thyme. Set aside.
  2. Pre-cook the quinoa until slightly soft. Cut the veggies while waiting.
  3. Put the medium cooked quinoa in a pan or casserole. Add broccoli, corn, and beans.
  4. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and cheese. Bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes.
  5. While waiting, pan fry the marinated chicken until slightly golden.
  6. Once cooked, take out the pan from the oven, top with thyme chicken and baby spinach, and garnish it with some lemon slices. Enjoy!

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