Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole – Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it’s prepared in the slow cooker.

HI, friends! Happy Sunday! Say HELLO to all these layers of love up in here! Oh my gooodnesss WHAAAT!? Yep. There’s layers in this pot, and they’re so, so delicious! AND very healthy. Cheese is also involved.

This is a sponsored post by Hunt’s tomatoes. All opinions are 100% my own.

You know when they say that if you really, really love something, you have to let it go? That’s just the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard! seriously. WHY would I want to let go of something I love? Just because IT wants to go? Pffft!

For instance, I LOVE tomatoes. I love their scent, the flavor, the juice. All of it. And just because I can’t get to my mother’s summery garden-grown tomatoes in March, that doesn’t mean that I have to let them GO. It means, I have to turn to my canned pal, Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes, and enjoy the same freshness, flavor, 100% natural and non-GMO tomatoes any time of the year.

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole - Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it's prepared in the crock pot.

CANNED TOMATOES

ALSO! Hunt’s cans their diced, whole, and stewed tomatoes within hours after harvest. And prior to canning, Hunt’s peels their diced, whole, AND stewed tomatoes using a process called FlashSteam™ which uses steam from simple hot water. There are companies that use *lye (a chemical) to peel their tomatoes, and Hunt’s just uses FlashSteam™, a.k.a. steam from hot water.

FYI: *Lye peeling is recognized as safe by the FDA and has no adverse effects on the healthfulness of tomatoes.

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole - Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it's prepared in the crock pot.

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole

Having said that, I think you already know where this is going. You know my tricks. You know the cooking games I play around here. I grab several good-for-us ingredients, throw them over some chicken, grab the lid, and let the crock pot do what it was hired to do.

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole - Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it's prepared in the crock pot.

This time, I also ditched rolling the tortillas with all the stuffing, and just stacked the flour tortillas in layers underneath all that goodness, thus the name “casserole”. It might look like the lazy way out, but that’s not it. I’m just looking for shortcuts that will truly help out all of you that want home cooked meals, but can’t find the time to make it happen.

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole - Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it's prepared in the crock pot.

Lastly, I topped our enchiladas casserole with cheese and the result was a perfect weeknight or weekend meal to serve to your family, and friends, too!

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole - Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it's prepared in the crock pot.

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Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole - Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it's prepared in the crock pot.

Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole

Katerina | Diethood
Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole - Packed with chicken, tomatoes, quinoa, and more, this enchiladas casserole is healthy, delicious, and it's prepared in the crock pot.
Servings : 6 Serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion , diced
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Hunt's Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans , well rinsed
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels , rinsed
  • 1 cup quinoa , rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder , or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin , or to taste
  • 1 (10-oz.) can red enchilada sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups low sodium , fat free chicken broth
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 6 to 8 (8-inch) low-carb whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup Mexican-blend shredded cheese
  • chopped fresh cilantro or parsley , for garnish, optional
  • diced avocado , for serving, optional
  • sour cream , for serving, optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat olive oil in nonstick skillet.
  • Add onions and cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in garlic and ground chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine tomatoes, black beans, corn, quinoa, prepared ground chicken, chili powder, ground cumin, enchilada sauce, chicken broth, salt, and pepper; mix everything until well incorporated.
  • Lightly grease crock pot with cooking spray.
  • Arrange 2 flour tortillas on the bottom of your crock pot.
  • Layer about 1/3 of the prepared quinoa mixture over the flour tortillas.
  • Repeat layers; ending with quinoa mixture on top.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2.5 to 3 hours, or on LOW for 4 hours.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, avocado and sour cream.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 428 kcal | Carbohydrates: 45 g | Protein: 28 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 82 mg | Sodium: 1037 mg | Potassium: 1041 mg | Fiber: 10 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 940 IU | Vitamin C: 11.5 mg | Calcium: 209 mg | Iron: 5.4 mg | Net Carbs: 35 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Southwest
Keyword: crock pot chicken, crock pot recipes, ground chicken recipes, slow cooker chicken recipe
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21 comments on “Crock Pot Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas Casserole”

  1. I didn’t see where you are and when to put the chicken. It says in the directions to put the tortillas, then the quinoa mixture and repeat. Do I put chicken on top of the quinoa?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Kristy!! Thanks for catching my mistake and letting me know! I just fixed it. The ground chicken should be mixed together with the quinoa mixture. Again, thanks! 🙂

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    Janet Pallavicini

    HI KAT: NO FUN COOKING FOR ONE – BUT WILL HAVE THE GALS OVER FOR A CARD NITE AND SERVE THIS ONE. I READ THEM ALL AND DROOL..

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    Laura / I Heart Naptime

    This looks delicious – and so perfect when all three boys have different activities and I refuse to feed them leftovers or pizza!

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    Jennifer @ Show Me the Yummy

    Yep. This is perfect. LOVE that you used a crockpot to make quinoa enchilada casserole!!

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