Sunday, October 26, 2008

Leftover Remodel: Sweet and Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Yep. If you're thinking that this looks nothing like the buttermilk donuts with maple glaze that I promised, you're right. But Friday's southwest chicken (scroll down for recipe) was so superlative in a simple quesadilla, I'm compelled to stop and share. If you need another reason to make this four-ingredient slow-cooker chicken recipe, then here it is: LEFTOVERS. With a sprinkle of green onions, a smattering of cheese, and a butter brushed flour tortilla, you'll be on your way too oohing and aahing a second time. By using your leftovers, you'll be able to make a stand-out quickie meal in minutes for about 50 cents per quesadilla. I'll be back tomorrow with the promised donuts, scouts honor.

*****And for those of you wondering about Friday's tortillas, they are simply purchased corn tortillas, lightly fried in a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil. (I use about 2 tablespoons of oil for approximately 8-10 tortillas.)
Coming Tomorrow:
Buttermilk Donuts with Maple Glaze. Truly.

41 comments:

Matt said...

Gooey, cheesy, chickeny... perfect!

HoneyB said...

I could eat this for breakfast! Right now! :)

MK and Co. said...

Boy am I glad I'm making your delicious spicy sweet chicken for tacos tonight. Now I know what I'm having for Monday night dinner as well! Thanks!

Bellini Valli said...

Definitely one of my favourites Prudy:D

VeggieGirl said...

Sweet & spicy always wins! :0)

Carmen said...

delicious and beautiful music

Amanda said...

Yum! My family loves when i make my quesadillas, these look delicious~

Cathy said...

Oh Prudy! I made the chicken tacos yesterday! David and I were going to a wedding last night, and I thought they would be perfect for the kids and the babysitter last night, and then for us again tonight. Well, guess what -- Ms. Kitchen Disaster Train herself forgot to turn off the crock pot when she got home last night, and as it turns out, the chicken taco meat does not fare well after 24 hours in the crock pot. I was SO mad at myself even BEFORE I saw your quesadilla recipe, and now, well, I am just going to go sit myself in a corner or something as punishment. Fortunately, the tacos were wonderfully easy to make, so I'm sure I'll get to try this again soon!

Fuji Mama said...

I made the sweet and spicy chicken for dinner on Friday night and it was a big hit! And yes, I fully subscribe to the leftover idea too, because we had the chicken for leftovers last night! Thanks Prudy!

Audrey said...

I'm not too experienced with Blogger but I'm so glad that I (accidentally) configured my blogroll so I can always tell when you've posted something new! Gonna hold you to those donuts, though...
Audrey

Lucy said...

Simply.....PERFECT!!!!

Debinhawaii said...

I have had quesadillas on my mind lately and this one looks really good!

Christine said...

Oh that looks delicious and cheesy chicken quesadillas are always a hit with my little one!

Dawn said...

Very gooey indeed. I eat so much cheese.
You know I love spicy!

Mary Ann said...

Prudy, I love leftovers for exactly this reason. It is so great when they can transform into something else. Yum! Can't wait to see the donuts. I have been debating for awhile about making some homemade ones. Maybe your recipe will push me over the edge!

gigi said...

They look just as yummy the second time around. Thank goodness you have some quick dishes for your busy life.

Leslie said...

DEEEELISH!

Catherine said...

We had your tacos for dinner tonight, and now I know exactly what to do for dinner tommorow night for Monday madness. Thankyou so much for the leftover remodel. And for sharing all of your recipes for free! We love your blog and everything about it! We love your recipes, your template and your music! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

Great leftover dish. I'll be looking for those donuts!

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

That's my kind of meal! I love almost anything in a tortilla especially leftovers because that's less work!

Patsyk said...

I could eat those every night! Yum!!

Girl Japan said...

WOW, breakfast, dinner, lunch, anytime of day! Because of you Erin.. I am going to FINALLY buy a crock pot. I missed your post with the butternut squash = ( I am so sorry! My feeds don't always seem to update...

Melanie Anne said...

I made your sweet and spicy chicken today for an quick after church lunch. We ate with tortilla chips, cheese and salad. We all loved it!! Thanks so much! I will have do make these quesadillas tomorrow night!

Natashya said...

cheeeesy... that looks so good. you are right, they are a great selling point to making the slow cooker chicken. I am putting tortillas on the shopping list.

Michelle said...

I LOVE your site and your recipes. This quesedilla looks gooey good!! Thank you for sharing!

Michelle

Esi said...

Love quesadillas, especially fast easy cheesy ones like this.

Pam said...

I love using leftover meat for quesadillas. That spicy chicken looks so good and the cheese oozing out is calling my name.

Emily said...

This is the best looking leftover meal that I have ever seen!

Dee said...

Oh yes, that's what I do too. I freeze tortillas and then make leftover quesadillas too. The curried beef and avocado was delicious, would you believe?

Grace said...

without a doubt, quesadillas have the best ease-to-tastiness ratio of almost all foods. great use for leftovers, too. :)

Sara said...

Double yumm! I love 2 dinners out of one! I will be making this your chicken tacos and quesadillas soon.

n.o.e said...

Hi Prudy-
That cheese is calling my name! We love anything in a tortilla.

I want you to know that I'm passing on a blog award to you. You already have it, but I'm long overdue in telling you how cool I think your blog is...
Nancy

Peter M said...

Thank you for showing the gooey melted inside...that's the money shot for your quesadilla!

mikky said...

amazing!!! thanks for the great idea... :)

Pam said...

Quesadillas are one of my favorite uses for leftovers. There are very few things that are not improved by the addition of melted cheese.

bren@flanboyanteats said...

oh goodness, who doesn't love quesadillas!!

Allie said...

I could eat a whole plate by myself!

Emily said...

LOVE THESE!!! We had the tacos last night and are making the Quesadillas tonight..this is by far the easiest and tastiest taco /quesadilla recipe ever:) TY Prudy!!

Wendyfmckinley said...

I am right now making 3lbs slow cook chicken so I will needs ideas for the next few nights. thanks so much!

Laura said...

Just wanted to let you know your leftover remodel inspired me. I had left over cafe rio sweet pork in my freezer and decided to make qusadillas with that. They turned our excellent. We wished we had more leftover sweet pork. I'm gonna blog about it tomorrow.

Mahmudul Hasan said...

so easy yet so delicious.nice recipe and nice ur writing as well.thanks for the recipe.
Chicken quesadilla recipe