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Quesadilla Bar

Reincarnate The Leftover

This is the perfect Friday-night family fun recipe made with leftover cooked chicken from the week and with leftover cooked rice, or from our Weekly Meal Plan.

Quesadilla Bar with Spanish Fried Rice

Quesadilla Bar with Spanish Fried Rice


  • Leftover cooked chicken, chopped- 2-3 cups
  • Brown rice tortillas (or flour if not gluten-free)
  • Shredded cheddar/Monterey cheese- 16 oz. (2 cups)
  • Salsa- 1 12oz. jar or 2 7oz. cans salsa casera
  • Green onions, trimmed and diced
  • Sour cream- 1 pint
  • Leftover cooked white rice- 2 cups


  1. Set out tortillas, chicken and all garnishes including cheese, green onions and sour cream.
  2. Set out only half of salsa (or 1 of the 7oz. cans) for garnish.
  3. Allow each person to individually assemble quesadillas and cook in oven or quesadilla maker until brown.
  4. For Rice:
  5. Heat oil in heated or non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Add rice and remaining salsa.
  7. Saute rice with salsa until it starts to become crunchy, approximately 6 minutes.

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