Thursday, July 23, 2009

Chicken Quesadillas

When my husband and I got married, we decided to register for a few items that we wouldn't necessarily need but thought they'd be fun to have. One item was a quesadilla maker. Our whole family loves quesadillas and I don't really make them that often, but decided to add them to the weekly menu as I knew we'd have leftover roast chicken. Here is my recipe for chicken quesadillas.
  • 3-4 cups Taco/Mexican Blend shredded cheese
  • 16 burrito size flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (if using leftover roast chicken, it will shred itself during the cooking process)
  • 1 package fajita seasoning mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Optional Ingredients
    sliced black olives
    julienned peppers
    julienned onions
    sour cream
1. In a saute pan, combine chicken, water, and fajita seasoning (at this point you can also add olives, peppers, and onions). Cook until heated through (and any veggies are soft), about 8-10 minutes.

2. On one tortilla, sprinkle cheese, then chicken mixture, and cheese again, then top with another tortilla. If using a quesadilla maker, follow manufacturer's directions. If using the oven, bake at 350 degrees F for 5-10 minutes depending on how you like your quesadillas.

Serve with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa on the side. Makes 8.

Tonight was the first time our 14 month old daughter has had guacamole and she just loved it! She kept shoveling it into her mouth by itself and then saying, "More," when she had none left on her plate.

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