Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Casserole

Today we have a WINNING recipe for you so that you can WIN in your nutrition and WIN in life!

Today’s WINNING recipe to meet Coach JC’s 10 WINNING Habits is Chicken Zucchini Enchilada Casserole. Where are my veggies? Where is my lean protein?

Enchilada Sauce:

24 oz tomato sauce (passata, strained or crushed tomatoes)
2 tsp organic taco seasoning
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, ground


1.5 lbs chicken thighs or breasts, boneless & skinless
1/2 tsp organic taco seasoning
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt


3 large zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/8″ thick slices
3 tbsp quinoa, uncooked & divided
1 1/2 cups (6 oz) mozzarella/cheddar/pepper jack etc. cheese, shredded
0.5 – 1 jalapeno pepper seeded, diced (for kids version use 0.5)


In a medium bowl, stir Enchilada Sauce ingredients and set aside.
In another medium bowl, combine Chicken ingredients, mix with your hands and let marinate for 5 – 10 minutes while you are slicing zucchini.
Preheat large skillet on medium heat and add chicken. Cover and cook for 10 – 12 minutes, turning once. Let cool a bit, transfer to a cutting board and shred using 2 forks.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium 8″ x 11″ baking dish add a few tablespoons of Enchilada Sauce, spread to coat and sprinkle with 1 tbsp of quinoa. Place sliced zucchini widthwise (cut some slices in halves to fit into the end of the dish) overlapping a bit to create a single layer. Spread half of chicken, then half of Enchilada Sauce, top with half of cheese and jalapenos, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp quinoa. Repeat another layer, finishing with a layer of zucchini and sprinkling cheese on top.
Bake covered tightly for 45 minutes, then uncovered for another 20 minutes and broil on High for 5 minutes or until cheese has browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Cut into 8 slices and serve hot.

Storage Instructions: Refrigerate in an airtight glass container for up to 5 days. Do not freeze.

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  • Meet Coach JC

    "If you want to WIN more in life you are in the right place my friend! I am blessed and privileged everyday to help people WIN more in life.

    I got my start as the youngest Director of Strength & Conditioning at the Division I level at Oral Roberts University and have been blessed to COACH professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, and WNBA through Dynamic Sports Development. As an ENTREPRENEUR I then started Bootcamp Tulsa to help women WIN in their Fitness, Nutrition & in Life. On a daily basis I now run our Non-Profit, 501 (c) (3), Fit First Responders serving those that serve us everyday, our Police Officers, Firefighters, Medics and national Guard.

    If I'm not helping people WIN through my Performance Coaching you will find me motivating people on stage through my MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING in churches, companies, universities and athletic organizations. I even took some of that motivation and combined it with a winning game plan to author a few books. I love helping people WIN but there is nothing I'm more passionate about then being a FATHER to my beautiful daughter and a HUSBAND to my hot wife."

Coach JC