Leftover Chicken Quesadillas

imageI LOVE quesadillas for two main reasons;

1. They are Mexican and made with cheese.

2. You can hide almost anything inside and your family will still eat them.

It is the second reason that I always make quesadillas the day after my children have refused to eat their chicken, which is about once a week in this house. It works especially well with leftover Chinese food chicken because it is usually shredded and cuts up easily into very small pieces. It’s a great way to turn something they wouldn’t touch yesterday into something they couldn’t get enough of today.

4 lg whole wheat tortillas…because we have to make it somewhat healthy

1 cup of shredded cheddar or Mexican mix cheeses…I prefer organic dairy products

1 ripe avocado cut into small cubes

leftover chicken cut up into small pieces washed and drained of any sauces


sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place tortillas on baking sheet.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on each tortilla. Place some chicken and avocado cubes on each tortilla and fold tortillas closed. Cook until cheese is melted about 6 to 8 minutes. Slice into traingle shaped halves. Garnish with dollops of salsa and sour cream. Use any leftover avocado to make guacomole and feed any remaining chicken to your pets or your garbage disposal.

*Great sides include yellow rice with peas, refried beans, and margaritas…for you not your kids.

**I don’t eat chicken so I omit that from my portion. If you are a vegan use a vegan cheese substitute and no sour cream. Your kids will think you are all eating the same thing.


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