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NEW RECIPE!: Mojo Chicken Quesadillas with Red Kidney Beans!

Hey Guys!

I made a great meal last night for two: Mojo Chicken Quesadillas with Red Kidney Beans! It is super easy to make, healthy and delicious too!

What You’ll Need
  1. Pots & Pans
  2. Ziploc Bag
  3. Lettuce
  4. Whole Wheat Tortillas
  5. Shredded Cheese (Mozzarella and Mexican Blend)
  6. Boneless Chicken
  7. Mojo Marinade
  8. Preferred Seasonings
  9. Red Kidney Beans
  10. Tomato Paste
  11. Red & Green Bell Peppers
  12. Cilantro
  13. Onions
  14. Light Sour Cream (Optional)
  15. Light Guacamole (Optional)
  16. Pico de Gallo (Optional)

1Dice Up Green & Red Bell Peppers, Onions, and Cilantro. Then, spray canola oil lightly into a pan and turn on stove to a medium heat. ( I use PAM’s Organic Canola Oil).$_35

When the pan starts to get hot, take about 2 table spoons of tomato paste and spread it around in a pan. ( I use CONTADINA’s To170x245_t_pastemato Paste).  Then, put the diced Green & Red Bell Peppers, Onions, and Cilantro into the tomato paste. SautĂ© mixture until mixture begins to sweat, then add enough water to cover ingredients. Cook until water reduces. Be careful not to burn. Keep stirring.

It should look like this: Quesadilla (1 of 7)-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2Open can of Red Kidney Beans. ( I use GOYA’s Red Kidney Beans). goya-red-kidney-beans-51045Pour into a separate pot. Fill the empty can of beans with water and  to add to beans. Repeat. Boil on high heat. When water comes to a boil, add mixture from step one to the Red tony-chachere-creole-seasoningKidney Beans and Water. Boil until water reduces. Season to taste with whatever seasoning you like. (I use TONY CHACHERE’s Original Creole Seasoning).

 

It should look like this: Quesadilla (6 of 7)-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now for the Mojo Chicken. I like my food with a lot of flavor, so I marinate my chicken. You can do it over night for the best taste. Take your favorite seasonings (again, mine is TONY CHACHERE’s Original Creole Seasoning) and put into a 31ykJor2NiLziploc bag. Then, put boneless chicken into ziploc and pour Mojo marinade of your choice into bag. (I use BADIA’s Mojo Marinade). Close bag and then shake to mix. When it is marinated to your liking, add to a pre-heated pan at medium heat and cook.

Cut cooked chicken into dice-like shape.

It should look like this:Quesadilla (2 of 7)-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4Now for the moment we’ve all been waiting for: QUESADILLAS! Heat pan to medium heat. Place Whole Wheat Tortilla on to pan and toast to your preference.Quesadilla (3 of 7)-2 Then, on half of the tortilla, place cheese and Mojo chicken. Let it sit for about a minute to melt the cheese. Take the other half and close tortilla into a half-moon shape.  Flip on both sides for extra crispness.

It should look like this:Quesadilla (4 of 7)-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5Slice lettuce into strips and add your favorite toppings: Pico de Gallo or Salsa, Light Sour Cream, and Gucamole. Place a scoop of beans on the side. Dinner is served! *Remember the more toppings you add, the more calories you are consuming. 

Quesadilla (5 of 7)-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Many have asked about my portion sizes. The featured plate is my date’s. Mine looked like this:Quesadilla (7 of 7)-2

 

Enjoy! Let me know what you think. You can also substitute the ingredients as you like. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask. 🙂

-K

Rock’s Kitchen

Hey Guys!

If you have a Facebook, please do yourself the favor and add “Rock’s Kitchen” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1514049472156622/) to your groups. It may be a closed group, so if you are interested, feel free to reach out to me and I will add you to the group.

Rock’s Kitchen is the perfect resource when you need to figure out how to spice up your food but keep it healthy. “Healthy choices with taste and substance.” Rocky Alexander is the mastermind behind this group but it is open for others to contribute.

Check it out!

-K

TheKalynFlournoy

Hey Guys!

I have often said that the best thing anyone can do is share. That is the idea behind this site and the same can be said about this new post.

Allow me to introduce a dear friend of mine, Kalyn Flournoy. Kalyn is all about sharing as well, which is the concept of her blog: https://thekalynflournoy.wordpress.com/.  Her blog follows not only her own journey to wellness but also the journey of others. In fact, I img_2394will be featured on her blog later in the month. (Will post that later.)

It is her hope that her blog will motivate others to not only improve their life but maintain the change. She writes on her blog:  “I hope that you will read my blog, enjoy the stories and become inspired by the lessons, to make a healthier change in your own life. I, as well as the many people that are featured on my blog, am being completely raw and honest to show you that anyone can do this, anyone! Yes, even you!”

Please do yourself the favor and follow her blog. You won’t regret it. 🙂

-K

PCI Professional

Hey Guys!

Wanted to share the wonderful news with the world today and what better way to do so than to use my first post. I passed my Payment Card Industry (PCI) Professional exam! I am so unbelievably proud of myself. When I first got involved with PCI over a year agopci, I doubted my position with this standard but now I know I am capable of interpreting the requirements as they were intended. Can’t wait to start school in September and keep making new strides in my career.

Special Recognition to my mom: Without your support, where would I be?

About the Course:

The Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP)™ is the base, entry-level qualification for an individual and provides a solid foundation for future career progression to other PCI qualifications.   This personal qualification stays in effect as long as the individual continues to meet program requirements and is not affected by changes in employment assignments.

-K