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Quesadillas from leftover chicken

Chicken Quesadillas

Tortillas (10” or 8” – 2 per adult, 6” or 8” – 1 to 2 per child)
Leftover, shredded chicken
Shredded cheese
Sour cream (or plain yogurt)

Spray a nonstick frying pan or griddle with cooking spray. Place a tortilla on a plate large enough to hold it. Layer some chicken (about 1-2 ounces) and spread about 2-3 heaping tablespoons of salsa (strained by dipping it out with a fork so it’s not too wet) over the chicken, sprinkle shredded cheese over the salsa. Top with another tortilla. (If using 10” tortillas, use only one tortilla and place filling over one half of that tortilla, then fold the tortilla into a half-circle.) Carefully place tortilla on hot pan or griddle. (Cooking spray or margarine will help the tortillas get crispy on the outside.) Allow to cook until underside becomes lightly browned and crisped. Flip and cook on other side until also lightly browned and crisped. Place cooked tortilla on plate large enough to hold it. Use pizza cutter to cut into triangles. Top center of tortilla with additional salsa and sour cream or plain yogurt if desired. One whole, large quesadilla is a serving for an adult, a small tortilla to one-half a small tortilla is a serving for a child. Cook time is about 5 minutes per quesadilla.

For the finicky kids who won't eat even the mildest salsa -- don't use any. Use chopped tomatoes or simply make the quesadillas with just chicken and cheese.

Serve with a green salad and there's a whole meal.

Tip: I find it quickest to cook these all at one time on our large griddle. Dinner's done in less than 10 minutes!


Sam 6:16 AM  

Wow!! It's a Very tempting and delicious recipe. Can't wait to read your posting, my mouth is watering. Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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I am a happily married woman with four children and various cats and kittens (fosters). I love to read and my favourite authors are George RR Martin, Thomas Hardy, Raymond Carver, PD James, Kurt Vonnegut, J. K. Rowling, and Margaret Atwood. I know there are only three women in that list (and none of them American), so if you'd like to suggest some I'm willing to give them a shot! And yes, I am an American living in Canada. (Hence the nick -- CannedAm.) I like it here. There are things about the states that I miss, but my love is here and this country has things to offer that my own does not. Things that make my quality of life much better than it ever was in Ohio. Guess I'm stuck here. Though there's a nice spot in the Appalachian hills where I'd love to spend my retirement.

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