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Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake

Cooked quinoa is tossed with enchilada sauce, onions, garlic, black beans, and chicken, layered with cheese and baked! An easy, healthy way to get your enchilada fix!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword baked mexican casserole, mexican casserole, baked quinoa, chicken enchilada
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting time 0 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 people
Calories 615 kcal
Author Nicole


  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ¼ cups low-fat Mexican cheese, shredded (or 1/2 cup mozzarella and 3/4 cup low-fat cheddar)
  • avocado, sour cream and cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. 

  2. In a small sauté pan, add oil, onion, garlic, salt, chili powder and cumin. Turn the heat on medium and cook until onions are softened, about five minutes. 

  3. In a large bowl, toss together chicken, quinoa, veggies, black beans, enchilada sauce and 3/4 cup shredded cheese. Transfer to baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake until hot and cheese is melted, about 30-35 minutes.

  4. Serve with low-fat sour cream or Greek yogurt, avocado, and cilantro.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 615 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 134mg45%
Sodium 679mg30%
Potassium 682mg19%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 398IU8%
Calcium 583mg58%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.