Friday, February 15, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake

Being Gluten Free may mean avoiding eating crispy hot wings and beer, but it doesn't mean that you can't satisfy that hot wing craving. This quinoa dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Bring it to your next sports party or for a delicious dinner on it's own. Protein packed quinoa is paired with spicy chicken and tangy blue cheese to make your mouth scream touchdown. All you need to go with this dish are some peanuts and crackerjacks. 

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake
2 Chicken Breasts
1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
1 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
1/3 Cup Celery, Chopped
1/2 Small Red Onion, Chopped
1/4 Cup Crumbled Blue Cheese

Cool Creamy Dipping Sauce
1 Cup Greek Yogurt
1 Clove Garlic Minced
1/4 Cup Cucumber, Peeled and Diced
1/4 Cup Blue Cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook Quinoa according to package.
In a glass dish, place chicken breasts and pour 1 cup Frank's Red Hot sauce over chicken.
Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until juice runs clear.
Cool and chop chicken breasts into little chunks.

In a large bowl, add quinoa, cooked chicken, blue cheese, celery, garlic, and red onion. Mix gently and add to large baking dish. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Drizzle with cool creamy sauce and a little more Frank's Red Hot sauce.
Serve hot and enjoy! xx