BBQ Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla {crock pot}


Limited food reserves leads one to very limited decisions on what’s to eat.

Our friend, Liz, emailed us when we began embarking on this moving adventure. Her exact advice: take your crock pot with you. This was great advice, especially since our grill was out of propane for at least 2 weeks prior to our move. June without propane? Agony, I tell you. But who’s to say barbecue can’t come about other ways? Like in the crock pot and then sandwiched between two tortillas and some melted cheese?


Kickin’ butt and taking names with this simple classic.

Now that we have a gas grill, grilling will never cease due to a lack of propane. However, our igniter button is busted and starting the grill could result in the loss of eyebrows. Stand back, I’ve been taught…and I listen. My brows may be blonde, but I’d feel a little naked without’em.


Is this screaming “health food” and “nutrition”? Nah. But for less than 400 calories and 8.8 grams of fat you can feel as though you’re having a “cheat meal”. Pair this quesadilla with a salad and you’ll have every food group covered other than fruit (even that could be added to the salad!).

I think Mr. Prevention’s exact words were, “You need to not meal plan more often!”. I think I take offense to that, but I’m always glad to make a stomach happy.


Our hardwood floors are in, but since they’re sanding and staining the next few days…we are being shoo-ed to Chicago. No complaints! :-D

P.S. You guys must all love Lily at the beach. Miss Popular!

See you there,


  1. Seeing all of your pictures of Michigan makes me almost wish I lived there. BLAH, JK! ;)
    No, really, We’re excited to come visit, even if it means Nick has to step food in “the worst state in the world” according to him. Men and their sports…..

    I love Mark’s quote, “you should NOT meal plan more often!” lol. That’s awesome. I may just have to make this for my FIRST EVER crock pot meal! It’s about time, right?!

  2. This is one of my favorite go to meals. I know that if I want one of those kind of “mindless” meals that I can whip together (well not in a crockpot but grill or boil) then this will always get a satisfied grunt of approval from my Mr. Apparently men are rather easy to please! :)

  3. I’m pinning this meal – I love “cheat” meals that aren’t really cheat at all!

  4. I wish I would have saved out my crock pot while moving, but it seems like there is a lot of my stuff in house that I CAN’T do without. Haha. So my crockpots are getting packed. You could always add pineapple to the quesadillas to get your fruit serving too. :)

  5. Hooray for coming home! Take advantage while you can – July 9 will be here before you know it! And now I want a quesadilla. :D

  6. Omg… Just thinking about a quesadilla made with corn tortillas makes me swoon. Corn tortillas are not as readily available up here so sometimes I make my own, but I’m sure they wouldn’t hold together as well. Gotta buy corn tortillas next time I’m in the states!

  7. I looooove quesadillas, especially those of the BBQ variety! Speaking of which, I think I’m having one for dinner tonight! Yum!

  8. Great advice. I keep my crockpot out till the very end when we’re moving, but I never think to leave it out for arrival at the new place.

  9. Veronica says:

    These were delicious! I added a little bit of red onion to the crockpot too. Thanks for the recipe!


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