Recipe Update

Awhile back I posted a recipe for Very Easy Quesadillas and I wanted to report that kind of by accident last night I figured out how to make them even easier! I had plans of making shredded chicken tacos and kind of just threw a bunch of leftover stuff with 2 (frozen) chicken breasts in the crock pot. I had a green chile salsa, rotel, mexicorn and a tupperwear of leftover diced tomatoes and black beans from a dinner last week. I think there was even a little wild rice in there, not sure. The end result was an even more flavorful mixture for quesadillas that only required me to scoop into tortillas and bake 20 minutes before we ate. I even used cheddar cheese because that's all I had. I have a lot leftover too for tacos or soup or whatever. I am finding more and more these days that I can stretch 4 chicken breasts into at least 2 meals. Enjoy!


  1. I've said it already, but I love your quesadilla recipe. I've heard about cooking the chicken with enchilada sauce or salsa verde from frozen in the crock pot, but haven't done it because I wasn't sure for how long. What do you suggest?

  2. That's a great idea and it always turns out well. I have a recipe that calls for 4 chicken breasts, a packet of taco seasoning, and a cup of salsa, cooked in the slow cooker on low for 4 - 6 hours, then, you shred the chicken and combine w/ sour cream. I throw it on top of rice and melt a little cheese on top for a quick/cheater arroz con pollo. Your mix sounds great! I'm wondering if you could make a big batch and freeze part of it? Or I suppose you could assemble and cook a bigger batch of quesadillas, flash freeze and then store in a big ziplock baggy in the freezer to pull out and nuke when you want. ?

  3. Angela- I think I probably only cooked this for about 3-4 hours on high. My crock pot seems to cook really fast but even I was surprised how quickly it was ready to shred.
    Gretchen- I think this would be very easy to freeze. I am big fan of those bags that you suck the air out of, they were a staple around here when I was making baby food and you can freeze anything in those.