Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Quinoa

So we had this recipe. It was delicious. Comfort food to the max. Full of boxed yellow rice, cream of chicken soup, and sour cream. Just scrumptious.

Well, we haven't cooked it in a while around here. Too crappy for you. But its been mentioned often.

Well, Husb challenged me to make it healthy(ier). Challenge accepted.

It may not be a diet food, but at least its less processed and made from good food. :)

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken and Quinoa

2-3 chicken breasts (frozen or thawed)
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and chilis
2 cans of cream on chicken (but MAKE it! Takes 5 minutes....)
1 diced onion
1 minced garlic clove or 1 tbsp powdered garlic
1/2 tsp salt
6 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup sharp cheddar
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
2 cups frozen corn

In a crockpot on low, put chicken breasts, rotel, cream of chicken, onion, garlic, and salt.

Cook on low 4 hours for thawed chicken, 6 for frozen.

Shred the chicken.

Add the quinoa, cheese, yogurt, and corn. turn on high for 30 minutes.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Breakfast Burritos/Quesadillas

This is a fast, multipurpose, yummy, and filling go-to for us. You can use whatever you have on hand. Great way to use up the 3 mushrooms and 1/2 bell pepper you have sitting around. You don't need a lot of each ingredient. A little goes a long way. These are just suggested ingredients. Other ideas include: Black beans, zucchini, tomatoes, bacon, ham, sausage....

Breakfast Burritos/Quesadillas

4-5 eggs
1 jarred roasted red bell pepper, dried and diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 jar diced green chills
3 mushrooms sliced
1/3rd cup shredded cheese
4 small flour tortillas, warmed
sour cream

In a skillet over medium, saute the peppers, chilis, and mushrooms until soft. (A little butter or oil if needed)

Beat the eggs well. Add to pan. Stir constantly until cooked, a couple minutes. Stir in cheese and remove from heat.

For burritos, simply scoop into a warmed tortilla and top with sour cream and salsa.

For quesadillas (my toddler prefers these) place tortilla in a small warmed skillet. Place filling on one half of the tortilla, and fold other side over. Cook until tortilla is lightly browned on each side. Top with sour cream and salsa (or gently open and place some inside)