Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Quinoa

So we had this recipe. It was delicious. Comfort food to the max. Full of boxed yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. Just scrumptious.

Well, we haven't cooked it in a while around here. Too crappy for you. But its been mentioned often.

Well, Husb challenged me to make it healthy(ier). Challenge accepted.

It may not be a diet food, but at least its less processed and made from good food. :)

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Quinoa

2-3 chicken breasts (frozen or thawed)
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilis
2 cans of cream on chicken (but MAKE it! Takes 5 minutes....)
1 diced onion
1 minced garlic clove or 1 tbsp powdered garlic
1/2 tsp salt
6 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup sharp cheddar
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 cups frozen corn

In a crockpot on low, put chicken breasts, rotel, cream of chicken, onion, garlic, and salt.

Cook on low 4 hours for thawed chicken, 6 for frozen.

Shred the chicken.

Add the quinoa, cheese, yogurt, and corn. turn on high for 30 minutes.


  1. To make 6 cups of cooked quinoa, how much raw to we use?

    1. About 2 cups dry should do it!

      I like to cook my quinoa in a rice cooker with 1 part quinoa to 1.5 parts liquid (broth is amazing but water is fine)
      Its a little less than what the package calls for but I like my rice and quinoa that way.

      Or if you don't have a rice cooker, the stove top with the package instructions should be fine!

      Let me know how it goes. Thanks for posting