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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Cooking With Moe’s Queso & Chicfila Sauce



The other day was free queso day at Moe's. Us girls went with dad, and naturally walked out with about 4 full containers of that amazing cheese sauce you can get to dip your (also free) tortilla chips in. A grand idea popped into my head for something to save one of those containers for, so as soon as we got home I took a sharpie and drew a giant X on the lid of it with the words “don’t eat.”

In our house, you have to claim the food you want. You can’t just put something in the fridge or pantry and expect it to be there whenever you want to eat it. Anything and everything may be devoured by anyone at any time. So you either have to make a (loud) verbal declaration that “this is your __ and no one else can eat it ever” while everyone is present, or you have to take a sharpie to all of your food items and write all kinds of threats on the container for those who would dare to eat your food.

So that’s what I did with my precious container of queso. As a result, it was safely preserved for the following experiment.


Queso Crockpot Chicken

-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 container Moe's queso
-2 chopped tomatoes


Season the chicken and place in the crockpot. Pour the queso over it. Evenly distribute the chopped tomatoes. Sprinkle more salt and pepper over the top. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Serve with noodles, as dip, in sandwiches or straight.


 



I’ve also recently discovered a sudden love for Chicfila sauce. I don’t know how I’ve eaten at Chicfila for years and am just now realizing the extreme tastiness of their signature sauce (a mix of ketchup, honey mustard, barbecue, and whatever else those geniuses came up with). After the success of the Moe's sauce chicken, I decided to try something similar with Chicfila sauce.

Cheesy Chicfila Sauce Chicken
(Adapted from the Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken recipe by Plain Chicken.)

-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
-salt, pepper and garlic seasoning
-3 containers of Chicfila sauce (one per chicken breast)
-¾ cup shredded jack cheese 
-4 tbsp bacon (or bacon bits)

Season the chicken. Place in the bottom of a baking dish. Pour sauce evenly over it. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. Top with cheese and bacon bits. Bake longer until cheese is slightly browned (about 10-15 more minutes). Serve with fries, on sandwiches or with your favorite veggie side.

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