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Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa Recipe

Slow Cooker Enchilada Quinoa is like a healthier, deconstructed enchilada! Loaded with quinoa, veggies, and chicken, this throw and go recipe is GREAT for an easy, healthy, weeknight dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken breast, crockpot, healthy
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth

Equipment

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño minced (seeds and ribs removed for a more mild flavor)
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed or minced
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 (28 oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-2 (8 oz) boneless skinless raw chicken breasts
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional

Instructions

  • Grease crockpot with cooking spray.
  • Place all ingredients into crockpot.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 8 hours.
  • Remove chicken, shred or cube, and stir back into enchilada quinoa.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve with all your favorite enchilada toppings: greek yogurt, pico de gallo, lettuce, salsa, etc.
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Nutrition

Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1727mg | Potassium: 883mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 1480IU | Vitamin C: 30.5mg | Calcium: 206mg | Iron: 5.4mg