Chicken / Leftover Chicken
Leftover Chicken Quesadilla: Mexican Fast Food.
Do you love Mexican food such as quesadilla? Do you have
leftover chicken in the fridge? With little effort you
can take leftover chicken and make a quick gourmet meal that
We regularly have leftover chicken. When we really
do not feel like making a meal we make quesadilla, a meal
in itself. If you have leftover BBQ
chicken the preparation is even more simple than I
am about to describe. With BBQ
chicken you would strip it up and use it as is. Below
we will be taking any basic leftover chicken and re-cooking
it to build the ultimate Quesadilla.
Ingredients for quesadilla
leftover chicken, de-boned
Knox's Chipotle BBQ dry rub
large flour tortilla
1 large jalapeno, de-seeded and sliced into thin strips
1 small onion sliced into thin strips
2 *roasted red peppers, sliced into thin strips
cheese, you pick. Pepper Jack is very good
Salsa and guacamole ingredients
1 tomato, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 small limes, zested and juiced
1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, minced
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 pablano is a good thing if you have it, minced
First make the salsa by putting the chopped tomato, chopped onion, lime juice and zest, minced jalapeno, chopped cilantro and minced pablano pepper in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt if necessary.
In a separate smaller bowl. Cut the avocado in half remove
the pit and spoon out the good stuff. Mash with a fork
until almost smooth and add 1 or 2 tablespoons of the
salsa. Mix together and set aside.
We are half way done. You know have fresh salsa and guacamole
to top off your quesadilla. Place them in the fridge until
you are ready to use them.
Pour a little oil in a hot skillet. Take your leftover
de-boned chicken and toss it in. When it begins to brown
a bit sprinkle with1 Tablespoon Knox's Chipotle BBQ dry rub seasoning,
Toss and remove when lightly browned.
Lay a tortilla out on a plate (so you can transport it
to the oven). Brush with butter or olive oil and flip
over, repeat. Place a layer of chicken on the tortilla.
Sprinkle the sliced jalapeno and onion on top of the chicken.
Make a layer of cheese and finally toss on the roasted
Place another buttered tortilla and put it on top and
lightly press it together.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the
tortilla begins to brown. Remove, let cool a minute and
cut into pie shaped pieces.
Serve with shredded lettuce and a spoonful of salsa and
If you are feeling ambitious you can take a couple of
extra tortillas and brush them with butter, sprinkle them
with salt and cut into chip size pieces and bake for about
10 minutes with the quesadilla for some fairly home made
chips to garnish the plate and use with any extra salsa.
* To roast a red pepper cut it in half from top to
bottom and remove the seeds. Place open side down on a
piece of lightly oiled tin foil and broil in your ovens broiler for
15 minutes. When skin is black remove and place in paper
bag until cooled enough to handle. Remove
charred skin and cut into strips.