Chicken Quesadilla Casserole

My Version Chicken Quesadilla CasseroleI have adapted this recipe from an old family favorite. When we are on a tight budget and need to find something yummy, but are also cleaning out the fridge a little. We always seem to have left over baked or rotisserie chicken because it is easy to make and goes with every type of side.

1 Burrito Style flour Tortilla
3 C diced or shredded cooked chicken
1/2 C finely diced Celery (orig reciepe called for cilantro)
1 small tin of roasted ortega jalepenos
2 C Shredded Cheese (cheddar, jack or colby – whatever is handy)
2 Eggs
1 C Milk (orig recipe called for whole, but I used 2% and it was fine)
1C Flour
1tsp Baking Powder

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray pie plate with non-stick spray. Spray Tortilla on both sides. Place the Tortilla in the pie plate. Mix the Chicken, Celery, Jalapenos together and press on top of Tortilla. Beat Eggs, Milk, Flour and Baking Powder together. Pour egg mixture over chicken mix in the pie plate. Lift edges where needed so it trickles throughout.  Top with Cheese. Bake for 20-30 min until the top is golden and dish is bubbly.



5 thoughts on “Chicken Quesadilla Casserole

  1. Hi Lynette. I just wanted you to know I tried this last night and it was deeeelicious! Quite hot, but i think that was my fault. I tried adding some extra cilantro since i had it in the refrigerator. Anyway. Just wanted to thank you for a great recipe.

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