• 3 cups rotisserie chicken (diced, or any other cooked chicken)
  • 1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (this is optional)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 handful fresh basil (chopped)
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NutritionView more



Calories290Calories from Fat90
Total Fat10g15%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat90
Total Carbohydrate30g10%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Shute 1 Aug
The Cheesy Caprese Chicken & Quinoa was delicious amd a real crowd pleaser. it was easy to make and the directions were very clear. Will definitely incorporate this into our meal plans!
Starr 29 Apr
This is awesome. Super tasty and easy to make. I put crushed red peppers only on half, so the kids wouldn’t complain about too spicy.
Cooked the chicken vs. buying roasted.
Kristen T. 28 Mar
Quick and easy meal!
SophiaMeak 14 Mar
At first it tasted very bland so I had to incorporate more flavors, it all went well and delicious.
So good! Tasted as good as it looked!
My family loved this one, but did request only 1/4 tsp of Cheyanne pepper the next time I make it.
Kathlene D. 12 Dec 2017
This turned out spectacular! My boys (11 & 13) weren't big fans (quinoa is a tough sell in my house :( but my husband and I loved it. Leftovers heat up really well. For future, I will add a little extra spice.
Keisha Brown 23 Oct 2017
It was delicious! Instead of grape tomatoes I used Roma tomatoes and cut them really thin. Will definitively be making again
Russel S. 5 Oct 2017
I read the comments about adding spice and went them one further. I sautéed sliced sweet Italian sausage in the pan before adding sauce ingredients. Came out with a little kick and a lot of flavor.
Colleen R. 2 Oct 2017
It was good! I am not the biggest fan of quinoa but the sauce was awesome. I went heavy on the red pepper flakes and I definitely think it makes it better.
Shannon 15 Aug 2017
Really tasty. Many steps but worth it. I added cayenne pepper and that was brilliant
Andrea M. 25 Jan 2017
This was so delicious and easy to make! I'm going to start making my pasta sauce like this moving forward.
Arantxa Blazquez 3 Nov 2016
I used ground meat and mixed it very thoroughly and it turned out delicious! I also added some sugar to the tomato sauce to balance the acidity. Yummy!
Marina T. 24 Oct 2016
Loved this!!! Even my hungry husband enjoyed it. Only thing was I ended up making a bit more sauce because I had a 26 ounce can of crushed tomatoes and then added a total of a half cup of heavy cream and some basil to the sauce. Was just the right amount of sauce for us. I also doubled the mozzarella because we love our cheese. I unhealthied it a little but it was worth it! Yum yum