Here's an ingredient list:
- flour tortillas
- cooked, shredded chicken
- fresh baby spinach
- Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
- homemade guacamole
- limes (optional)
First, you have to get some cooked chicken. The recipe Mom started to follow (then cast to the wind) called for a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, but Mom never uses those. She put boneless, skinless chicken breasts (still frozen, I might add) in the crock-pot with a can of chicken broth (the fat-free, salt-free stuff) and a packet of taco seasoning. (Spray the crock-pot first.) Cook on low for 8 hours, then drain the chicken. (Save the broth for soup or something.) Shred the chicken.
Here's how Mom did the quesadillas the first night. Cover a baking pan with foil (for easy clean up). Put one flour tortilla on the foil. Cover generously with spinach.
Anyone who watches cooking shows KNOWS it's important to taste as you cook.
Top that with some of your shredded chicken.
And top that with some shredded cheese.
Now, the first night, Mom used Monterey Jack, but the second night she used some of that AND some cheddar. She and Dad both liked both options.
Remember, taste as you go.
"That's not Velveeta, is it?"
(She's been known to try to hide pills in Velveeta, so I won't eat it now.)
Top everything with another flour tortilla. Now you can either carefully place it on your grill to cook, flipping to get nice grill marks on both sides (we had a severe storm going that night, so we didn't grill it) or remember that foil-lined baking sheet? Throw that whole thing into a pre-heated 400 degree F oven and cook for 8 - 10 minutes, until the tortilla is lightly browned and the cheese is all gooey and melted.
Slice into wedges, squeeze some lime juice over top (totally optional) and serve with your homemade guacamole. Mmm!
You can vary all of the ingredients above to your liking. The second night, Mom made one that was just spinach and cheese and one that was just chicken and cheese and she and Dad split them! They're also yummy with salsa!
In addition to either grilling or baking, you can do this on your stovetop. Spray a pan with non-stick spray, put your tortilla in, and sprinkle with cheese. Add your other fillings just on one half... and when the cheese has melted, fold it over! Get the tortilla all nice and brown - and you're ready to cut and serve! Like this:
Dad said they were really good; Mom said they were really easy. I think that makes them Good and Easy Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas! Let us know if you give them a try!
KP Duty was very hard work - especially all the taste-testing - but I'm willing to give it another go this coming week!
Woof! Woof! Mmmmm My mom said we might have a Taco Weekend. Lots of Golden Thanks for sharing a delish recipe. Lots of Golden Woofs, SugarReplyDelete
mmmm now I want a quesadilla! mmmmReplyDelete
Good job in the kitchen Ammy! did you really eat that spinach?!
Oh that did look good, thank you for sharing that recipe.ReplyDelete
We will make sure we taste as we go........after all it is on Ammy's advice.
Are you any relation to our Delia?
Martha and Bailey xxx
OMG, we are drooling! Mom needs to give these a try! They look super delicious and super easy! Thank you for the recipe!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch
Oh Ammy!!! KP duty sure sounds very hard but that really looks delicious!! I think it would be worth it to work KP all of the time!! Lots of love, Debbie and HollyReplyDelete
Hi -- It's Minnie the puggle.I have KP duty every night! I have to help load the dishwasher, which isn't such a bad job. Sometimes, some good stuff falls off and I catch it quick before Mom scoops it up! You must be such a big help. How did the spinach taste?ReplyDelete
Keep up the good work and can't wait to see you in a chef's coat!
Now we are really hungry.. That looks so yummy.. Thanks for sharing Ammy...ReplyDelete
Mom got a new recipe for "herbed garden couscous" http://www.bhg.com/recipe/salads/herbed-garden-couscous/
Check it out Pack you will just love it... Oh and Mom says it is really good for you...
Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie
The one you have in the pan is the original form here in Mexico!
Glad you were there to taste the ingredients!
Kisses and hugs
WOO WOO AmmyReplyDelete
That looks so good - Mom said she would love to make it for us but someone(Marco Polo) got up on the counter and stole the Avocado and messed up the couch with it! Mom was mad at him!
Thor and Marco Polo
Oh MY...Mama and Daddy have been doing the bad D-I-E-T word so we haven't smelled any mexican food in the house...These look VERY nommy tho..Thanks for the recipe Ammy!!ReplyDelete
Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob
Oh wow, those look very delicious!! Now we have a craving for some of those yummy fried breads and cheese...mmm...ReplyDelete
KP Duty sure sounds like hard work Ammy. Mum says she might try to make those too!ReplyDelete
Those quesadillas do look good and easy enough for even our mommy to make (she doesn't cook anything ever but she does bake stuff including dog biscuits). Thanks for the recipe and the tips on tasting everything as you go along!ReplyDelete
Holy crap...warn us next time. You are making us very hungry with all that good stuff. YummmEReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Mmmmm! Yummy! Thanks for sharing that yummilicious recipe. Mom sure is gonna make it! With any luck, she'll let me have a taste, and not the spinach i mean!ReplyDelete
Something about cheese makes it irresistable.....ReplyDelete
Chicken and cheese two o my favourite foods. Sounds good to me allthough not sure about the spinach.. Do cats like that I wonder..You did great.. Hugs GJ xxReplyDelete
You eat spinach? Ick. But the rest looks nommy.ReplyDelete
Dat looks ber ber nommy. Hummm let's see:ReplyDelete
frozy chicken - check
cheese - yum check check
spinach - maaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm
Bobo and Meja
This one is making us hungry. Yummy.ReplyDelete
Mmm....SOunds tasty! Will have to try that sometime! :) Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Mom makes those quesadilly things all the time because they are super easy and you can stuff anything in them!! Yours look tasty!ReplyDelete
Yum! Those look mighty tasty!ReplyDelete