Chicken Quesadillas

Quesadillas are super easy to prepare and kids love to make them. You can use left-over chicken and skip the part on “Cooking the Chicken”.  Just chop cooked chicken into small strips, spray it with a little water, and heat it in the microwave for 1 minute.  Serves 2.


1 cup shredded Jack Cheese or Pepper Jack Cheese
1 chicken breast
2 scallions (green onions), chopped
Cilantro, small bunch, washed and chopped
2 Flour Tortillas
Small amount of Cooking Oil

Cooking the Chicken
Put a teaspoon of oil in a pan on the stove top, and use medium heat to cook the chicken breast for 5 minutes on each side until it is cooked through. (If you cut into it, there should be no pink; the meat should all be white).  Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside on a breadboard. When it is cooled enough to handle it, cut into strips.

Shred the cheese.
Wash and chop the scallions—both the white and green parts.  Wash and chop the cilantro.

Cooking the Quesadilla
Spray the sauté pan with cooking spray and turn on medium heat under the pan on the stovetop burner.  Lay the tortilla in the pan.  Place chicken strips in the middle.  Sprinkle cheese, cilantro, and scallions on the tortilla and fold the tortilla over.

Cook for 2-3 minutes.  With a hamburger turner, turn the whole thing over and cook for another minute or two, until the cheese is melted.  Remove from heat and place the quesadilla on a breadboard.

When cooled a little, serve with salsa. If serving to kids, stick with mild salsa.  Most children don’t like really hot, spicy foods.

About mary

Mary is a retired digital librarian and is a mother of boy-girl twins. She got her kids cooking early, when all they made was a mess! Today, they are both very proficient in the kitchen and are great cooks! It was a relatively painless process getting to where they are now. She shares her strategies in this website.
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