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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Easy Weekday Dinner: BBQ Chicken and Cilantro Quesadillas

These quesadillas are so simple that I wouldn't really call them a recipe, but since I mentioned here that I try to save on groceries by planning and buying foods with multiple uses, I thought it was worth sharing.   I try really hard to keep our grocery budget at $140 a week for our family of four.  That means sometimes I have to get creative with leftovers.  The other night was one of those nights that I threw some leftovers together to make yummy BBQ chicken quesadillas.  One night we had BBQ chicken with sautéed vegetables and the next we had quesadillas.

I grabbed the leftover BBQ chicken, cilantro and red onion and chopped them all up as fillers for the quesadillas.

 I added Mexican cheese and lime juice before I topped them.
Then cooked them until they were golden brown. 

(Makes enough for 2 quesadillas)

4 flour tortillas
1 tablespoon butter (or butter substitute)
1 cup grilled BBQ chicken, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup Mexican cheese
lime juice

Heat skillet on medium heat

Butter tortillas and lay butter side down on preheated skillet.  Add cheese, chicken, onion, cilantro and a splash of lime juice.  Top with another tortilla, butter side up.

Cook until crispy and golden brown.  Serve with sour cream or other favorite topping.

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