Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easy Chicken Quesadillas

I think I have about 6000 pictures of food and recipe preparation stored on my hard drive.  We have our desktop looping a slideshow through those pictures, which include about a gazillion family pictures from the last eight years.  So, pictures of me trying to squeeze sausage out of its casing (maybe you don’t want to ask)…….
……end up randomly popping up along with pictures of my family.  (Aren’t we a fabulous bunch?)
When you have your Japanese culture club over for a little luncheon, they love the family pics but the sausage's pretty confusing.
Anyway, I have sat on my bum for half of the afternoon going through albums labeled things like “alfredopumpkinmuffs” and “spicypicklesugarcookies”, trying to clean up my messy family slide show....and I sort of forgot about dinner.  Luckily, I had taken pictures of this easy, family pleasy meal, AND had all the ingredients.
Eons ago, I found this recipe on a chat forum for fitness.  I was trying the low-carb/high protein thing, and these were possibly what I lived on for about 3 months.  I do believe they originally called for whole wheat tortillas and fat free cheese, but blech….who wants to eat that? Not me, and definitely not my kids.  So, I tweaked it and everyone is happy.  You will be happy too, if you make them tonight.
Easy Chicken Quesadillas

·        5oz canned chicken breast
·        4 Tortillas
·        Cheddar cheese
·        Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
·        Pam cooking spray
·        Optional Ingredients : cumin, jalapenos, onion, sour cream, salsa (make mine!) , guacamole…(whatever you like!)
Directions:  Lightly spray two tortillas with Pam cooking spray then sprinkle each with a little bit of the Lawry’s.  (If you like it a little spicier, sprinkle the cumin on in this step. 
Flip the tortillas over so they are seasoned side down.  Next, take the canned chicken and spread it evenly over the two tortillas.  Sprinkle the cheese over the chicken.  (Again if you like, you might want to add some onion or jalapenos here too.)
Place another tortilla on top of the chicken and cheese.  Spray these lightly with pam and sprinkle the Lawry’s.  Put in the oven at 425 degrees.
After about 5 to 6 minutes, take a large spatula and flip the tortillas over.  I usually do this when the tortilla starts to bubble a bit and the edges are slightly brown.  Put them back into the oven for about five minutes more, or until the tops are starting to brown and get crispy.
Cut each tortilla into 4 triangles with a pizza cutter and serve with sour cream, salsa (make sure it’s mine), guacamole, lettuce, etc.

Now if I can only get my husband to clear off all the mouth/skull/surgery pictures he has on the computer, we will be good to go for a nice and normal family slide show.

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  1. Thanks for this post, found it through Pinterest and was able to make a quick and easy meal that my kids loved! Will be making this again for sure!

  2. Nice making details and also nice recipe as well.Great share.
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