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Weekend Recap & Crock-Pot Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

It was quite an eventful weekend with the Florida Morehouse family! Little Johnny and I enjoyed a fun Saturday afternoon with our friends at the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge and Big John competed in an MMA fight. Thanks for all the support from friends and family!  I was also busy packing for our trip up to Wisconsin (first time flying alone with Little Johnny!)

Let’s talk about a yummy crock-pot recipe…

I am enjoying sharing easy recipes that I’ve been trying out.  This past week I made a yummy chicken quesadilla where I cooked the chicken in the crock-pot! It was so yummy and easy, plus we had leftovers to use for other meals. I shared the steps on my instastories, so feel free to follow me on instagram for more inspiration! 🙂

love crock-pots, probably more so now that I am a mom. The fact that I can prepare it ahead of time and try to avoid the evening “witching hour” as much as possible is a lifesaver! Big John doesn’t get home from work until 9pm, so I need all the help I can get! Once Johnny gets to a certain hour of the day, it’s difficult to get any tasks done…especially dinner! Here’s to crock pots making dinner time easier! 🙂

(P.S. If there are any other easy recipes you have made using the crock-pot, feel free to share within the comments!Also, I’m still learning on how to take pictures of food, so bare with me)

Easy Crock-Pot Chicken Quesadillas 


Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds of chicken breasts

1 can of corn

1 can of black beans (I usually rinse mine)

1/2 tablespoon of cumin

1 tablespoon of chili powder

1 teaspoon of paprika

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of oil

(This is an estimate of the amount of spices I use as I tend to just eyeball it.)

Steps:

  1. Place a tablespoon of oil into the crock-pot
  2. Add chicken, corn, beans, cumin, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt
  3. place on low for 3 hours and it should become “pulled” chicken when it’s done
  4. place the mixture on tortilla shells and top with cheese
  5. Use a skillet on medium heat and grill the quesadillas

It was so yummy! I had to add homemade guacamole of course, which you can find my recipe below.

>>Homemade Guacamole <<

This mixture would even be good as regular tacos, rice bowls, or just “as is”.

Here’s to a wonderful week ahead!

Wishing you well,

~Amanda

 

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