Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe

Give rotisserie chicken new life with this super simple & delicious crock pot chicken casserole recipe. Packed with quinoa, chicken, veggies & salsa, this is about to become your new go-to hearty meal! All you need to do is arrange the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe - Give rotisserie chicken new life with this super simple and delicious casserole. Packed with quinoa, chicken, veggies, and salsa, this is about to become your new go-to hearty meal! All you need to do is arrange the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.

Hey Hey! Happy Friday! People, we have just 1 more week until the big day! And while all your social media feeds and emails are packed with all those gorgeous Christmas recipes, I’m just over here giving you another daily meal idea. Hope you don’t mind because, life ain’t all about cookies and candy canes. 😉

BUT, it should BE!

However, this Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole comes with a story. THIS seriously delicious crock pot dinner comes from one of my new favorite cookbooks written by one of my friends, Trish Rosenquist from Mom on Time Out.

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IF anyone ever asked me about what type of a cookbook would I wish for, my answer would have been, disguising chicken leftovers as new meals. Isn’t that everyone’s wish?

Then, it’s like the cookbook-Gods heard me and had Trish write this book! Seriously. I mean, who comes up with 100 recipes all involving rotisserie chicken? TRISH! That’s who!

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe - Give rotisserie chicken new life with this super simple and delicious casserole. Packed with quinoa, chicken, veggies, and salsa, this is about to become your new go-to hearty meal! All you need to do is arrange the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.

I first met Trish at a Bloggers Press Trip a couple of years ago. From the get go, she completely impressed me with her creative recipes at the General Mills Kitchens. Apart from delicious, they were just so beautiful and imaginative. If you have not been by her blog, Mom on Timeout, hop on over there and be prepared to print out all her recipes.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe - Give rotisserie chicken new life with this super simple and delicious casserole. Packed with quinoa, chicken, veggies, and salsa, this is about to become your new go-to hearty meal! All you need to do is arrange the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.

This Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe was so easy and exactly what I was looking for.

As you know, my favorite kitchen appliance is my crock pot, and my favorite food to cook with is chicken, thus this recipe was born for ME! What’s more is that this recipe is one of those, ‘set it and forget it’ meals. You just layer all the ingredients inside the crock pot, cover, and let it goooo…. let it goooo…. just let it beeeee … why don’t you be you and I’ll be meeee…

Ahem. #sorrynotsorry. 2 daughters under the age of 7 is my excuse.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe - Give rotisserie chicken new life with this super simple and delicious casserole. Packed with quinoa, chicken, veggies, and salsa, this is about to become your new go-to hearty meal! All you need to do is arrange the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.

SO. As I was saying. You guys, THIS cookbook is a lifesaver. When I first got it, I flipped through all the pages a dozen times, marking all the recipes I wanted to make. From soups, to 20-minute dinners, Trish has covered just about all and everything that you can make with rotisserie chicken.

This book is so helpful for all you busy families that do not have hours to spend in the kitchen. The book is divided into sections, making it easy for you to pick out a slow cooked dinner or a great big pizza. With Buy

Not into rotisserie chicken? (WHAT!?!?) Use your own cooked and shredded chicken.

ENJOY!

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Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe - Give rotisserie chicken new life with this super simple and delicious casserole. Packed with quinoa, chicken, veggies, and salsa, this is about to become your new go-to hearty meal! All you need to do is arrange the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Give rotisserie chicken new life with this super simple and delicious casserole. Packed with quinoa, chicken, veggies, and salsa, this is about to become your new go-to hearty meal! All you need to do is arrange the ingredients in the crock pot and walk away.
4.80 from 5 votes
Servings : 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 8- ounces quinoa
  • 1 can (15-ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) sweet corn, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups salsa , use your favorite brand
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth , divided
  • 8- ounces shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 1 can (4-ounces) diced green chiles, not drained
  • 5- ounces queso fresco , crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS
  • cilantro
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • green onions
  • olives
  • salsa
  • sour cream

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients - except 4 ounces of shredded cheese and 1 cup of chicken broth - in a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker; smooth out the top.
  • Add the remaining broth and shredded cheese over the ingredients.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours, or until the quinoa is fully cooked.
  • Serve with your choice of toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 488 kcal | Carbohydrates: 32 g | Protein: 32 g | Fat: 25 g | Saturated Fat: 11 g | Cholesterol: 87 mg | Sodium: 1305 mg | Potassium: 694 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 895 IU | Vitamin C: 1.7 mg | Calcium: 438 mg | Iron: 3.3 mg | Net Carbs: 28 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: Mexican/Southwest
Keyword: crock pot chicken, crock pot chicken recipes, crock pot dinner ideas, crock pot recipes
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45 comments on “Crock Pot Salsa Chicken Quinoa Casserole Recipe”

  1. Surprisingly the chicken did not dry out. We used 1/2 the amount of broth and would recommend 1/2 the amount of corn. Otherwise, good recipe when adding all the fresh toppings!

  2. This recipe was super easy and really tasty! I made it for my lunches for the week. I used raw chicken tenders and allowed them to cook with everything in the crock pot rather than getting a rotisserie, and it turned out pretty well.

    However, it was really liquidy, even after it finished. The quinoa was a little mushy and lost its texture because of it. I would definitely make this again, though maybe with less chicken broth and cut up chicken rather than tenders.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!
      That’s in Step #2 in the recipe;

      1. Combine all the ingredients – except 4 ounces of shredded cheese and 1 cup of chicken broth – in a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker; smooth out the top.

      2. Add the remaining broth and shredded cheese over the ingredients.

  3. I make this at LEAST once a month! One of our favorites! Super easy, and versatile based on what you have at home.

  4. This is the best recipe of all time! I make this for my family and they request it weekly 🙂 Love how healthy it is too. Thanks!!

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    terry stenson

    this is my second time making this recipe. this time I doubled it! which means it was fantastic!!!! thanks so much for a healthy and filling recipe.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed it!! I love this recipe, too, because it’s filling, yet healthy and good for you.

        1. Katerina - Diethood
          Katerina Petrovska

          Hi!
          It’s under Step 1 in the instructions;
          “Combine all the ingredients – except 4 ounces of shredded cheese and 1 cup of chicken broth – in a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker; smooth out the top.”

          Shredded rotisserie chicken is the first ingredient listed under “Ingredients”. I hope that helps.

  6. Is the nutritional info per serving or for the entire recipe? If it is per serving, what is a serving size? Thank you!

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