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Chicken Quesadillas

Difficulty
Easy
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
5 minutes
Serves
5 people

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You can never have too many leftover chicken recipes — and a delicious chicken quesadilla recipe is a great one to keep on hand! With a little Tex-Mex flavor from taco seasoning, a few delicious fillings, and hardly any prep work, you’ll come back to this dish again and again. Add fresh or frozen veggies to make this chicken quesadilla recipe even healthier, or leave out the queso if you’re watching your cholesterol. Never again be bored by leftover chicken recipes… Add a little flare and a lot of flavor with easy chicken quesadillas!

Ingredients

Directions

Bake chicken breasts in a casserole pan for 45 minutes on 425ºF. Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, tear it into bite-size pieces and place them in a 10-inch skillet. Mix in the taco seasoning, then fill the seasoning packet with water and add it to the skillet. Keep this warm over low heat as you continue with the next steps.

Butter one side of each tortilla, then heat one at a time in a separate skillet over medium heat. Place about 3 Tbsp of the seasoned chicken on the tortilla, spreading it to the edges. Top this with refried beans, salsa and queso (3 tsp each). Butter another tortilla and place it on top, butter side up. Lightly press it down with a wide spatula to spread the queso and salsa, and cook 2 minutes. Using the spatula, flip the quesadilla and cook the other side until lightly browned. To serve, top with salsa, queso or Coburn Farms sour cream.

Notes

I am a single mom with 3 kids and really got tired of making the same old thing. I had all the things for this chicken quesadilla recipe at home. Actually, the first time I made this quesadilla recipe, I used leftover chicken, and now it’s one of my favorite leftover chicken recipes. Just mix it with the taco seasoning, then warm it in the skillet. It is very quick, easy and yummy!!

Categories: Dinner, Lunch, Mexican, Main Dishes

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I have been making Quesadilla's for my kids for years now...I have found Smoked Sausage, sliced , fried in a very lightly oiled skillet & the fat drained is also a wonderful way to make them different as well...I have trouble keeping my older kids beat out of the smoked sausage as it is cooking, yummy!! (I use Turkey smoked sausage to help reduce the fat content & you can not tell the difference)...Then just add whatever you like.. cheese, salsa, onions, bell (sweet green) peppers, sour cream or even veggies, etc... I would recommend that if you have small children to not only slice the smoked sausage but to first cut it length wise & then cut it across as well, before you fry it ...(Since cold weather is here, I sometimes like to cut my smoked sausage into 3 equal pieces, poke w/ a fork on each side & bake in the oven to help reduce the fat)..I just use a foil covered pan, on 250 for about 15-20 min...but ovens vary, I use the roaster w/ slots & it has "marks" on it so it "looks" as if it were on the grill... =0)

cb61998a, Birmingham, AL

This is my favorite recipe with Mexican cuisine. I love the different types of spices and peppers you can put in it to give it that extra kick.

ChristinaLynneRaby, Chattanooga, TN

This was a super easy meal and very tasty. i added a bag of wylwood frozen pepper stirfry mix and it was great.

angelwings272007, Tracy City, TN

this is quick and easy and you can make different varieties as the mood hits

downindl, Middletown, OH

)ne of my favorites healthy,quick,and easy to make gpk352

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