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Friday, April 17, 2015

Lunchtime Quesadillas

Easy Lunchtime Chicken Quesadillas {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Got a little bit of leftover chicken from last night's dinner that you're not sure what to do with? Toss it into this easy-peasy chicken quesadilla recipe for a hot homeschool lunch. Or if you are feeling especially organized, pre-cook a big batch of chicken, shred it, and freeze into meal-sized portions to have these little bad boys whenever you get the hankerin'.

Move over plain PB&J! There's a new lunch in town. It's hot. It's easy. And it's full of flavor, thank you very much!


Ingredients
2-1/2 c. shredded chicken
1 can black beans
1 c. salsa
2 green onions, diced
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
8-10 flour tortillas
2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese
sour cream and/or guacamole for dipping (optional)



Easy Lunchtime Chicken Quesadillas {The Unlikely Homeschool}

In a large bowl, toss together the chicken, black beans, green onions, salsa, and seasonings. 

Easy Lunchtime Chicken Quesadillas {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Place one tortilla on a hot griddle or non-stick skillet. Spoon and spread about 1/3 of a cup of chicken mixture onto one half of the tortilla. 

Easy Lunchtime Chicken Quesadillas {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Top with 1/3 of a cup of shredded cheese. 

Easy Lunchtime Chicken Quesadillas {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Fold the plain side of the tortilla over top of the chicken/cheese side. Allow to cook for 1-2 minutes until the bottom of the quesadilla is golden brown. Using a spatula, carefully flip the folded tortilla over onto the other side. Cook for another 1-2 minutes allowing the cheese to melt completely.  

Easy Lunchtime Chicken Quesadillas {The Unlikely Homeschool}

Cut into pizza-shaped slices. (From one momma to another: use a pizza cutter for this. In fact, if you have lots of little ones who still need your help to cut up their food for each-and-every meal, use a pizza cutter for everything. From pancakes to chicken breasts, USE A PIZZA CUTTER. Ok, I'm done with my infomercial. Carry on.)

Easy Lunchtime Chicken Quesadillas {The Unlikely Homeschool}

And there you have it. A hot homeschool lunch SANS cold sandwich!

4 comments:

  1. I do the same thing & then add diced up spinach...they think its salsa. :)

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  2. My daughter would eat this every day of the year. We have switched to corn tortillas as I am now gluten free.

    Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing.

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    1. How do they taste on corn tortillas? Might have to try that.

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