Chicken Caprese Quinoa Bake
All the tastes of summer and very little effort with this CHICKEN CAPRESE QUINOA BAKE. Inspired by the delicious caprese salad, this flavorful and easy main dish will become an immediate favorite!
What you'll need:
Quinoa: I use Costco's Organic Quinoa
Chicken broth or water
Cooked chicken breasts, diced
Basil, finely chopped
Fresh mozzarella, sliced
Roma tomatoes, sliced
Toppings: more basil and balsamic glaze (I love Trader Joe's)
Materials you'll need:
9x13 baking dish
Nonstick cooking spray
Instant pot or saucepan to cook quinoa
Large mixing bowl
Mixing spoon or rubber spatula
Sharp cutting knife
How to do it:
First, preheat oven to 375 degrees and coat the 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Next, cook the quinoa. If you are using an Instant Pot, spray pot with nonstick cooking spray and add quinoa and chicken broth/water to the pot. Cook on high pressure for 2 minutes.
If not using Instant Pot, follow instructions on the quinoa packaging to cook.
Add cooked quinoa, diced chicken, chopped basil, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and minced garlic to a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Add the mixture to prepared baking dish and spread across evenly.
Top with sliced mozzarella and tomatoes.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Top with balsamic glaze and fresh basil leaves. Serve with your favorite summer salad and enjoy!