Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tasty Tuesday- Buffalo Chicken Quinoa

Welcome to another Tasty Tuesday.
Since going gluten free I have missed some of my staples.
This week I decided to do a twist on mac and cheese and used quinoa.

1-1/4 cups quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 chicken breast ( shredded or diced)
2 Tablespoons almond flour
1-1/2 cups 2% milk, divided
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Frank's Red Hot
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup (goat cheese), crumbled

Preheat broiler. Cook quinoa according to package directions and set aside. 

Whisk together flour and 1/2 cup milk in a separate saucepan over medium heat. Pour in remaining milk, and green onions. Switch to a spatula and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then cook for one minute while boiling.
Remove the pan from the heat then add in buffalo sauce and cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is completely melted then add in cooked quinoa and chicken, and stir to combine.

Pour into a non-stick sprayed casserole dish and top with goat cheese. Broil for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and sauce is bubbly.

This was really good. Andrew liked it but said I couldn't call it mac and cheese cause mac and cheese had noodles. His name for it was buffalo chicken and cheese with rice. Anyways we'll make it again at this house :)


  1. I am so impressed that you're living gluten free! That's hard work. This dish looks so delish. I'm definitely going to try a vegetarian version :)

  2. Just found your blog through Shannon!!! I have a recipe similar to this waiting in my recipe box to be cooked! Now Im going to have to try both :) Yummy!!!

  3. That looks so good! I just had lunch at noon but this makes me hungry again!

  4. YES!! I've been waiting all week for this recipe post haha!

    P.S. I'm just now actually reading blogs on my computer and not my phone - I am in love with your new design!

  5. This sounds amazing! I will def have to try this. My husband would love it!


  6. yum!! I love buffalo chicken anything!!