Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Buffalo Chicken & Black Bean Quesadillas

We are back into the hectic season of school, work, and extra curricular activities, with minimal daylight to boot!  Something fast and easy is what's on the menu pretty much every night.
These quesadillas are a perfect solution to the rush!  They are a perfect use for leftover chicken, or if you like to grab those ready-to-serve rotisserie chicken from the store.  Or try one of my shortcuts -  using your slow cooker, with about a cup or two of water, and add salt and pepper to the water along with some fresh chopped or pickled jalapenos, place in frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
The fully-cooked chicken is super moist and flavourful, and ready to shred and add the creamy buffalo sauce ingredients!  This only takes a few minutes to throw together, at the end of a long day, hooray!
For the picky little ones in your home, simply make a plain cheese quesadilla, and everybody is happy!

Buffalo Chicken & Black Bean Quesadillas
2 -3 cups cooked and shredded chicken (leftovers or rotisserie or slow cooked)
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1-2 cups shredded cheddar and/or Monteray Cheese
1/4 cup Franks Red Hot sauce (or other wing sauce)
1/4 - 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
2 green onions, chopped
salt & pepper to taste

In a small bowl combine chicken (re-heat if necessary), sour cream, wing sauce, black beans, and salt and pepper to taste. 
Pre-heat a large non-stick pan to medium heat.
Place tortilla on the heated skillet, on one half of the tortilla sprinkle about 1/8 cup cheese, then spread roughly 1/4 cup chicken mixture as evenly as possible, and sprinkle more cheese on top.  Fold un-used half of tortilla over top of chicken, so you half a half-moon shape - this allows you to use the same pan to make two quesadillas at a time, and they are much easier to flip!
Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until bottom side is golden brown, flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Continue until you run out of tortillas or fillings!
Garnish with additional sour cream and/or salsa, and/or guacamole, diced green onions and/or sliced avocado, and serve with salsa'd rice and a salad!


No comments:

Post a Comment