This recipe was born on one of those days where I was like, I want nothing to do with cooking, but I am STARVING and feed me now. I keep a lot of seemingly random things in my freezer, including chicken breasts, pre-sauteed peppers and onions, tortillas… you see where this was going, right?!
Rather than being a true recipe post, this is more of an example of how doing some pre-work and keeping your freezer well stocked will save you the money and hassle of having to eat out. I recently bought a flat of chicken breasts at Costco and my dad helped me out by barbecuing each and every one of them for me! Since I was at my parents place, they freeze wrapped them for me, but a simple freezer bag will do the trick as well.
I defrosted a pre-cooked chicken breast, a pre-sauteed package of peppers and onions, and pulled out four tortillas.
I sliced my defrosted chicken breast (it was barbecued with Montreal chicken spice) so that it would be easier to distribute along my quesadillas.
When it came time to assemble, I started with a bed of shredded tex-mex cheese, then chicken, then the peppers and onions mix, and lastly more cheese topped off with my other tortilla.
I popped my tortilla “sandwich” into a non-stick pan (ungreased) on medium heat and flipped them when my peeks at the bottom showed a brown spotting like below.
I then cut each quesadilla into fours and ate them with salsa to dip them in! I hope this post gives you a good idea of how pre-cooking some key items and keeping a well-stocked freezer can really save you time and money on those days where you’re starving and/or don’t want to cook.
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Have a great Monday!