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Thai Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Thai Quinoa and Chicken Casserole
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Thai Skillet Casserole with Quinoa
I have made this a couple times now, tweaking it each time until I finally got it right. And I’m loving it, so I definitely needed to share it with you! This is an almost one-pot skillet dish (except you need a second pot to cook to quinoa). You can leave the chicken out and make this vegetarian, or you can add it in for a little extra oomph of protein. Either way is delicious, and this is definitely easy to make! I love the combination of flavors – the curry, the coconut milk, the plump little raisins hidden in there. Its so good! And this Pineapple Mango Smoothie would be amazing with it!
Thai Quinoa Casserole

Thai Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

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Serves: 4-6 servings Cooking Time: 45 minutes


  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 3-4 mini sweet peppers, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces coconut milk
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (you can use leftover, rotisserie, or just skillet cook a few chicken breasts)



Preheat oven to 350F.


Rinse the quinoa and cook according to package directions (7-10 minutes).


While the quinoa is cooking, heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat.


Add the oil, garlic, peppers, cayenne powder, curry powder, and chili powder, and the white parts of the green onions. Sautee 6 minutes.


Stir in the black beans, coconut milk, raisins, salt, 1/2 cup of the cilantro, chicken and the quinoa.


Bake for 30 minutes.


Allow to sit for 5 minutes.


Top with the green onions and remaining cilantro, serve, and Enjoy!

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  • Reply
    April 11, 2014 at 6:13 AM

    G'day! I have never cooked or baked with quinoa! It is on my list to do!
    Your recipe sounds delicious!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Reply
    K.B. Teo
    May 18, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Will you let me know how the chicken is made?

  • Reply
    May 20, 2014 at 2:24 AM

    Is there something I could substitute for the coconut milk to make this lower in calories?

  • Reply
    Claudia & Marcus
    July 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Loved it! Delicious!

  • Reply
    Carol Borchardt
    February 14, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Such a creative combination and it sounds totally delicious!

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