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I love using leftover chicken to make chicken quesadillas. Not only are they quick, easy, and delicious, they are freezable too!! By making a lot of quesadillas at a time and freezing them, I can save time when packing school lunches. I simply take a few quesadilla wedges out of the freezer and pack them in a plastic container.
My apologies for the poor quality of some of these photos.
Cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a mixture, shredded
Leftover chicken, shredded or chopped
Hot sauce (optional)
Heat a skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Place one tortilla in skillet. Sprinkle cheese over top.
Add chicken and hot sauce, if desired. Sprinkle additional cheese.
Top with second tortilla. When bottom is browned, carefully flip; continue to cook until cheese is melted and second side is browned.
Allow to cool a few minutes before cutting. To freeze, completely cool uncut quesadillas on wire rack.
If they are not completely cool before being frozen, they will stick together. Stack a few cooled quesadillas and cut into wedges.
Transfer to zip-top bag and store in freezer. Reheat in microwave, oven, or toaster oven.