Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday: Chicken Quesadillas

This is a meal I love and typically stock the ingredients on a regular basis. This makes a great lunch, dinner or snack!

Here is what you need to serve 4:
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast ( or your leftover chicken from yesterday!), 8 flour tortillas, 2 cups shredded cheese (your choice!)

Now here are some options that I like to include either in or on my quesadillas. Use as much or as little as you want:

Bacon bits, salsa, sour cream, tomato and lettuce (guacamole and black beans are also great with this!)

Step 1: Cook your chicken. ( If you already have cooked chicken, skip down to the next step)
I use my "George Foreman) to cook my chicken and quesadilla. If you have one of these, I absolutely recommend using this to make your quesadillas. If not, bake your chicken in the oven, stovetop, crockpot or wherever is convenient for you! I also like to add salt, pepper and (if I have some on hand) chipotle seasoning/taco seasoning to the meat.

Step 2: Once your chicken is cooled, shred it a part with a fork or dice it up with a knife

Step 3: Place 1 tortilla on your grill, add a handful of cheese, meat and tomatoes (optional).

Step 4: Don't forget the bacon, more cheese and the 2nd tortilla! Cook on George Foreman (or in skillet on medium heat) until the cheese is all melty and the tortillas are crunchy.

Step 5: Cut with a pizza cutter, add your sour cream, guacomole and salsa on the side.
Step 6: This was my daughter's quesadilla. She had just cheese and tortilla.

This was my quesadilla, it was HUGE. I only ate half and saved the rest. It was even better re-heated!

Meal Serves: 4
Cost of meal: $4.00 (only including tortillas, meat and cheese)
Cost per person: $1.00

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