Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Bites | Boys Ahoy

Oven Baked Cheesy Chicken Quinoa Bites

Yield 15 bites


  1. 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
  2. 1 cup chicken broth ( I like to use better than bouillon to season water to make broth)
  3. 12 oz chicken, cooked and shredded (i used the canned chicken from costco, prob about 1 1/2 cups)
  4. 1/4 tsp salt
  5. 1/4 tsp pepper
  6. 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  7. 1/4 tsp cumin
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1/4 cup milk
  10. 1/2- 1 cup shredded cheese (any variety, more or less to your desired cheesiness)
  11. optional add 1/2 cup finely chopped and sauteed veggie (broccoli is a good one)


Rinse quinoa and set aside. In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce to simmer, cover and let cook for 15 minutes. Once done cooking, fluff with a fork and transfer to a large mixing bowl and let cool for 15-20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375.

Add the shredded chicken, cheese, salt, pepper, garlic, cumin, and milk together. (if adding veggies, add those now as well). Once combined, scoop spoonfuls and roll into one inch balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment.

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes or until quinoa bites are golden. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before eating.

*Optional Franks Hot Sauce Dipping Sauce (or just use the Franks Sauce alone!)

combine 1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt with 1-2 tbs Franks hot sauce and a pinch of garlic and salt and pepper!

Recipe by Kristy Denney at