Chicken and Cheese Flat Tortilla

You don't know what to do with your leftover chicken? I can tell you right now. Use it to make this delicious chicken and cheese quesadilla. Simple, easy, fast!

A quesadilla is actually a wheat or corn tortilla filled with a savory filling and folded in the middle. So the end shape is a half circle. But there is so much you can do with those tortillas and why not have a mix of sweet and sour like my recipe? I also think that by frying the quesadilla gives it extra flavors and color. 

what You Need for each flat tortilla:
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 3/4 cup cooked chicken (just pull the chicken apart with your fingers)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (choose your favorite)
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (10 to 15 seconds in the microwave will do)
optional: You can add your favorite herbs!

what To Do:


Gather your ingredients.

Scatter half of the cheese on one tortilla.


Then the chicken.


And the rest of the cheese.



Place the other tortilla on top.


Brush melted butter on one side, preferably using a silicone brush.

Carefully place one hand under the tortilla's side with no butter ...

Until the tortilla is well balanced on it ...
(the light made the tortilla look darker, but it's the same tortilla)



Put the frying pan over it until it almost touches the frying pan ...

... and turn it quickly so the tortilla does not fly all over your kitchen. 
(Remember kids, I am not there to clean the mess up)


Now the side without butter is up so spread butter on it.

Turn on the heat to medium and let the under side of the tortilla turn golden brown. 

You can use a thin silicone spatula to keep checking how dark it is.

Turn the quesadilla using a wide spatula. 
I help by lifting the edge of the tortilla with a silicone spatula.

Then cook the other side until it's golden brown.

A pizza cutter makes it easy to cut :)

You can have it any time of the day, breakfast, snack, lunch or dinner. So versatile and yummy!


  1. Yummy! Minha mãe quer experimentar fazer hoje! :) Yay!

  2. We love your recipes miss Amelia!
    Here's a good one from Finland: foolproof salmon

    Take a fillet of salmon, put salt and pepper on it.
    Mix cream, sour cream, horseradish and capers together. Put on the salmon.
    Bake for about 40 mins depending on the thickness of the fillet.
    Yammy!! And never fails provided you don't let it dry out.

    We miss you in Moshi!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Amy sends her special love <3

    1. Ooooohhhh the salmon in Finland! One more reason to miss Finland! When I lived there we ate so much salmon. You just can't get over it.
      I did not know this way of making salmon. It sounds really delicious with the horseradish and capers. I will definitely blog about it.
      I used to make 'Uunilohi', another delicious fool-proof recipe.
      Thanks a lot for sharing!!!

    2. If you want it mild use creamy horseradish; I prefer to use the strong stuff; gives it a bit of a kick ;-)