Easy Peasy Chicken Quesadilla’s w/Mango Salsa

I love having leftover chicken breast in the house.  One of my favorite things to do with it is make quesadilla’s! They are super easy and quick to whip up on a moments notice.  Not to mention you can add lot’s of extra’s to them!   If you don’t have any cooked chicken breast on hand…go get yourself a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.  Delicious and readily available.  That’s exactly what I did today.  Chase knows when I bring home a rotisserie chicken that it’s quesadilla night.  Which is fine with him because in case you haven’t noticed already….we LOOOVE Mexican food.  He will usually eat anything as long as I give him something. It’s when I don’t have anything for him that shit really hits the fan.  Haha!

So anyways, making a quesadilla isn’t brain surgery.  I don’t even really have a recipe for it.  I just wanted to share what I do because it’s easy, quick, healthy and yummy.   It’s always nice to try something different during the week.  Especially for those pressed for time in the evening. The boys love these too.  Plus!  They are so versatile you can use whatever ingredients you want.  You can’t go wrong.  Chicken, shrimp, steak, veggies, beans, fruit-sounds weird but I get these amazing shrimp and mango quesadilla’s at our favorite Mexican place and they are soo good.  I think I need to try to make those!  You can experiment with different cheeses too.  Yum Yum.

Let’s start with the salsa.

Mango Salsa

  • 1 Large Avacado, halved and cut into small chunks.
  • 1 Large Mango, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Large or 2 Small Vine Ripened Tomatoes, chopped into small chunks (I remove seeds.)
  • 1 Jalapeno, halfed, seeded
  • 2 Limes
  • Salt and Peppppa
  • Cilantro (I don’t use it, I hate it.) However it’s a staple in salsa so if you like it, by all means.

Put Avocado, mango, red onion and tomato in a bowl.  I usually use half of the jalapeño because I don’t like it really spicy.  So add however much what you want.  Then, squeeze one whole lime over the bowl and season good with salt and pepper.  If you feel it needs more lime juice, add more!  We like it really limey!  Make at least 15-20 minutes ahead of time to let the flavors combine.

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Mmmm how good does this look?  Play around with it and add as much or as little ingredients as you want.  

Chicken Quesadilla’s

  • Rotisserie Chicken or leftover chicken, shredded
  • Refried Beans (use whatever you want….black beans, refried black, etc.)
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla Shells
  • Extra Sharp Cheddar, Grated
  • Taco Seasoning

Aaaaaaand that’s all you need.  Like I said, no recipe.  Add as much chicken and cheese as you wish.  Here is what I do…

Take one of the tortilla shells and spread refried beans on the bottom.  Place it in large skillet.  Add shredded chicken on top.  Then sprinkle some taco seasoning over the whole thing.  Add the grated extra sharp cheddar or whatever cheese you prefer.  Place other tortilla on top and press down.  Cook over medium heat about 8-10 minutes on one side, then flip over for a few more minutes.  Cut into wedges and service with salsa and a dollop of sour cream.

Don’t forget to make your taco seasoning!  Mmmmm this is so good.  Enjoy!

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