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#128 – Tower of chicken quesadilla bake

This tower of chicken quesadilla bake is a great way to use up that leftover chicken and is even more quick and easy then regular chicken quesadillas | 365 Days of Easy RecipesThe idea for this tower of chicken quesadilla bake is inspired by something I saw on Pinterest during one of my many binges. My family loves chicken quesadillas. What’s not to love really – chicken, cheese, salsa…some toppings.  It’s a great way to use up that leftover chicken from the night before or enjoy that rotisserie chicken from Costco. Really, you get a fully cooked chicken for the same price as a raw chicken (sometimes it’s even cheaper).  Plus I don’t need to season it or pay for electricity to cook it? Not to mention the time it takes to cook it. Sign.Me.Up!

This tower of chicken quesadilla bake is a great way to use up that leftover chicken and is even more quick and easy then regular chicken quesadillas | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

This tower of chicken quesadilla bake is a great way to use up that leftover chicken and is even more quick and easy then regular chicken quesadillas | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

I have a repertoire of recipes that require cooked (or leftover) chicken.  A precooked rotisserie chicken makes life so much easier. Half the work is already done for you. I especially love using a rotisserie chicken for my BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizzas, Chicken Salad Sandwiches and especially my Chicken Enchiladas Rice Casserole.

This tower of chicken quesadilla bake is a great way to use up that leftover chicken and is even more quick and easy then regular chicken quesadillas | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

This chicken quesadilla bake is a spin on my family’s favorite easy recipe, chicken quesadillas. I will often make this easy dinner meal often so we can use up leftover chicken whether it comes in the form of chicken breasts or a full roasted chicken. I always have the ingredients on hand. Usually when I make chicken quesadillas everyone eats in waves as I have to make them one at a time. My daughter is fed first, then my son, my husband and finally myself. By the time I make it to the table, my husband is taking his last few bites and the kids are long gone again. Not that I mind, but I do try keep dinner the one time of the day the family meets up together.

This tower of chicken quesadilla bake is a great way to use up that leftover chicken and is even more quick and easy then regular chicken quesadillas | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

This chicken quesadilla bake solves this problem by making dinner for everyone at the same time. The down side is this recipe does make quite a bit. This dish will easily feed 6 people and the leftovers are never as good as when it’s first made.

This tower of chicken quesadilla bake is a great way to use up that leftover chicken and is even more quick and easy then regular chicken quesadillas | 365 Days of Easy Recipes

Chicken Quesadilla Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 or 4 – 10” fajita wraps
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup salsa, drained
  • 1 can (127ml) green chilies
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • Topping options:
  • Sour cream
  • Lettuce, chopped
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • Green onions
  • Black olives
  • Pickled jalapeños

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Lightly spray a 10” spring form pan with cooking spray.
  • Lay a fajita wrap on the bottom of the spring form pan. Spoon some of the green chilies onto the fajita, spreading it with the back of the spoon.
  • Place your salsa in a sieve to drain most of the liquid out of the salsa. Add a layer of salsa on top of the fajita then a layer of shredded chicken, about 1 cup. Sprinkle all some shredded cheese overtop of all this yumminess.
  • Lay another fajita wrap down and repeat the process with the chilies, salsa, chicken and cheese until your run out of chicken.
  • Reserve enough cheese (or use additional cheese) for the top fajita wrap. You will only be putting cheese on top of your tower of quesadilla.
  • Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Place under the broiler for a few minutes if you would like a crispy top.
  • Remove the quesadilla from the spring form pan, transferring it to a cutting board or other cutting surface and cut into wedges to serve. Top with desired toppings: chopped lettuce, tomatoes, green onions, black olives, and jalapenos.
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Diana L.

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