Wednesday, August 7, 2013

What do YOU do with leftover chicken?
Does it sit in a plastic container in your refrigerator for a few days
and then you toss it?

After you see how easy it is to make this recipe, you'll be making
EXTRA chicken every time you grill so you can use it for these delicious quesadillas.  

Chicken Quesadillas...

And I don't only use chicken.  Here are some other ideas...

Leftover grilled skirt steak...

Refried beans...

Leftover grilled chicken...

Basic Recipe for Quesadillas


  • Flour Tortillas
  • Leftover chicken, steak, taco meat or refried beans
  • Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Peppers, onions, black olives
  • Sour cream


Place a flour tortilla on a cutting board or flat surface.  
Add your choice of meat, followed by cheese, peppers, onions, and black olives.
Cover with another flour tortilla.
Place on a baking sheet and brush with a little oil before baking in a hot 425 oven until the 
tortilla is slightly browned and the cheese has melted. 
Let cool slightly before slicing. 

I love to add the marinade from the recipe that I posted yesterday on top of the grilled chicken in the quesadilla.    You can find the recipe for the marinade HERE.  

Also, there is no "right" way to make a quesadilla.  Add whatever toppings YOU enjoy.  Be creative.  

Top with sour cream and salsa...

Add a side salad and you have a very delicious meal!

You can find the recipe for Skirt Steak HERE...

Enjoy your day!


  1. This is one of my favorite things to do with leftover chicken! YUM! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Love quesadillas, true!
    For the simplicity, versatility!
    Just ate brekkie, but could go for one of yours right now too! Thank you!
    Cheers! Joanne

  3. I love using left over chicken for this sort of thing. Always look for ways to use the left overs! Great photos BTW.