Sunday, January 30, 2011

Suzy & Stew Homemaker

Eric and I bought some Saucy Mama Chipotle Mustard around Christmastime and we had still yet to use it. So, I snooped around Saucy Mama's blog and found a recipe for Lime Chicken Quesadillas. 

We made them today after church and they were oh-so-good. However, we made a few alterations and therefore feel the recipe merits a new name. And so, we bring to you, Lemon Lougee Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas. You REALLY have to try these, and so, I'm pasting the recipe below with our edits highlighted. This is for Sunny! 

10 boneless skinless chicken breast tenders (or if you only have 3, canned chicken can be used, too)
Saucy Mama’s Chipotle Mustard1 red bell pepper – cubed
1 yellow onion – cubed
1 can black beans – drained and rinsed
1/2 bag frozen corn
5 tablespoons Saucy Mama’s Lime Chipotle Marinade – divided (we forgot this item, so we made it out of 3 tablespoons lemon juice & 2 tablespoons habanero hot sauce)
1 bag Mexican Cheese mix
Small corn tortillas
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon Saucy Mama’s Chipotle Mustard
Tabasco sauce – to taste (we used 1 tablespoon of Tapatio sauce)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. We cooked the chicken breast tenders, shredded it and then added the canned chicken into a skillet or frying pan.
Lay out chicken tenders on baking sheet. Slather tenders with Saucy Mama’s Chipotle Mustard and cook for approximately 25 minutes until tenders are fully cooked. Set aside to cool. After cooking the chicken in the frying pan we added the mustard and let it cook while did the next step.
Put a little olive oil in a large high sided pan and heat. Cube red peppers and onions and cook in heated oil. Gently saute but do not brown. After the vegetables are soft, add one can of drained and rinsed black beans and 6oz. of frozen corn niblets. Gently stir until beans and corn are warmed through. Add 2 tablespoons of the Saucy Mama’s Lime Chipotle Marinade to vegetables, mix and set aside. We used our own marinade.
Pour 3 tablespoons of Saucy Mama’s Lime Chipotle Marinade or Lougee style marinade on top of chicken and toss to evenly distribute marinade through chicken. Add marinated shredded chicken to vegetable pan and stir.
Butter one side of two corn tortillas. Put cheese on bottom of quesadilla, fill with a little more than 1/2 cup filling and put cheese on top of quesadilla. The cheese helps hold the quesadilla together.

Cook in medium heat pan until bottom is brown and gently turn over and cook other side until brown (make sure cheese has started to melt or your filling will fall out when you attempt to flip the quesadilla). We struggled with this step - stuff falling out everywhere - apparently our gently spatula flipping skills aren't quite up to prime. So we improvised and used a George Foreman Grill - they turned out perfect when using this. 
Cut into quarters and serve with Saucy Mama Chipotle Dipping Sauce.

Combine ingredients, mix, serve with quesadillas and enjoy! *Special note: this is great with tortilla chips, too. We had to make another batch and now Eric and I are arguing over portion sizes! MMM...

In other news, I've been called to be a co-Sunbeam teacher in Primary. For you folks who aren't Mormon this means I help teach three year olds in the kids meetings. Today was my first day. The kids are adorable, but a handful! It's two hours of basically babysitting 5-8 three year olds while trying to impart to them the basics of Christianity, like today's "lesson" was supposed to be about how Heavenly Father is Jesus' father.  I think we got some of that across, but we mainly colored pictures, played with playdough and took lots of potty and drink breaks. 
But, I definitely feel needed there and look forward to the challenge of teaching these precious children of God. 
Eric now has two callings. One as the 4th Sunday Spanish instructor in Priesthood (the men's meeting) and also as assistant 11 year old scout leader. We are glad to be needed and of service and have felt very welcomed by our new church family. 
Yesterday we spent the day in the tri-cities. We went to the Columbia River Temple, ate at Applebee's courtesy a wedding gift card, spent some time at Barnes & Noble and then came home and watched Despicable Me whilst eating Tillamook Mountain Blackberry Ice Cream. 
We've enjoyed our weekend together and hope you've had a good one, too! 

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