I love quesadillas. Cheesy ooey gooey goodness. Who can resist? I recently started making The Pioneer Woman’s restaurant style salsa. It is unbelievable. I did not change a thing. You must try it! It was a huge hit at our house. We ate all of it in three days. Hey, salsa is good for you, right? It took me less than five minutes to make.
Ingredients for chicken quesadillas:
Pioneer Woman’s salsa
Flour tortillas (preferably uncooked ones you can cook at home)
Shredded Mexican cheese
Rotisserie chicken breast diced
Mexican rice (I use Rice a Roni)
I stored it in an owl container I purchased from World Market. I wash mine in the dishwasher on the top rack. These are not microwave or oven safe. The containers come in different sizes, colors and patterns.
This one is paisley
They are very inexpensive and fun. They range from $2.99-$4.99. I
want them all! They are perfect to bring food to a friend in and
then they can keep the pretty bowl.
This one comes in a pattern with mermaids!
I use a nonstick pan and quickly cook my tortillas according to the directions on the package. I cooked 8 tortillas for my family. My kids like to munch on plain tortillas. I only used 6 for the quesadillas. I also cook a batch of Mexican rice at the same time.
Simply fill half a tortilla with chicken and cheese, flip the other side over and cook it in the skillet. Press down with a spatula. This should be about 2-3 minutes per side. Flip when they are golden brown. Remove to a plate covered with a paper towel. Repeat until you have the necessary amount you desire.
Transfer to a plate, slice into quarters with a pizza cutter. Be careful of your fingers! This is how I served the quesadillas for my family (I bought the little plastic bowls in a set of four at Target last year).
Cost for meal: $11.25
1/4 package tortillas $1.50
Shredded cheese $2
Rotisserie chicken $5
Rice A Roni $1
1/4 of my Salsa (approximately $5) $1.25
Sour cream .50