Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chicken Quesadillas Tutorial (FREEZER MEAL)

This is perfect for those grocery store rotisserie chickens. It's fast and delicious. 

This makes a great freezer meal: Prepare and bake as normal. Let cool and place the quesadillas on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, wrap each one with saran wrap and place in a labeled Ziploc bag. To reheat: Unwrap frozen quesadilla and microwave for 2-3 minutes until heated through.

Chicken Quesadillas 

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
2/3 cup salsa
1/3 cup finely diced red onion
1 Tbs finely chopped garlic
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
Flour tortillas (between 8-10)
1/4 cup melted butter
8oz shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sour cream for serving

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a skillet, saute the onion and garlic in a little olive oil until softened. 

Step 2

Add the chicken to the garlic and onion. Stir to heat through.

Step 3

Add the salsa, cumin, oregano, and salt. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.

Step 4


Butter one side of the tortilla and flip over. Fill with 2 Tbs of chicken filling and sprinkle cheese over top. Fold the tortilla over and press down. Assemble the quesadillas on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 9-11 minutes until tortilla is lightly browned.

Step 5

Serve with sour cream, jalapenos, guacamole...whatever you want!













2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This recipe is SUPER easy! And my super picky family LOVED it! Ive already made it a second time in 1 week! Thank you so much! -Shaina

Anonymous said...

The salsa doesn't make the quesadillas soggy after thawing from frozen? I'm skeptical about freezing them with salsa inside.