Monday, July 15, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla

These quesadillas are so easy it is hard to even call this a recipe.  I either use chicken that I cooked earlier in the week or boil the chicken and dice it.  Either way it is pretty darn simple.  A few years ago, together with a group of friends we decided to do Once A Month Cooking.  It was then that I learned that I could cook chicken a head of time and shred, cube, or cut into strips and have it ready to throw into recipes.  Quesadillas, Chicken Wraps, and Casseroles.  One day I will dig into those recipes because we came up with lots of good ones.  Having the chicken already cooked drastically shortens the amount of time it takes to make this delicious dinner.  

Ingredients:
  • 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts (cooked and cut into small cubes)
  • 2 Cups of Mexican Blend Cheese
  • 1/3 Cup of your favorite Salsa
  • 1/2 Cup of Corn
  • Tortilla Shells
  • Butter
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Sour Cream
In a large skillet, combine chicken, salsa, and corn.  Mix together and cook until heated through.  

 Once the mixture is hot, heat a different skillet.  Lightly butter one side of one of the tortillas and place it butter side down in the skillet.  Next, layer on the chicken and cheese.  Then lightly butter one side of another tortilla and place butter side up on top of the cheese.  Cook until lightly browned and slightly crisp. Flip and brown other side.
 Cut into quarters with pizza cutter and top with lettuce, tomato, and sour cream.

This recipe was featured on the Magical Moms' July Menu.  Be sure to check out all of our monthly menus


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