Stupid Simple Chicken Quesadillas

Another Pinterest find.  I would not know how to cook without Pinterest.  We'd all be eating the same meals over and over.  I do love a physical cookbook though.  The original recipe can be found over at Six Sisters' Stuff right here.

This recipe really is stupid simple to make.  You need just a handful of ingredients to get started.

What you'll need:
-- 3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used 3, made 6 quesadillas and still had chicken left over)
-- a can of Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, undrained (the can I used was 10-ish ounces)
-- a package of cream cheese
-- a couple of tablespoons of butter, melted
-- tortillas
-- shredded cheese of your choice, we used Monterrey jack
-- toppings/salsa/dip of your choice

Simple to make too:
-- Spray your slow cooker with non-stick spray or, if like me you don't have any, smear some Crisco on the bottom and around the sides.

-- Put the chicken in, add the undrained can of Rotel, and then cream cheese.  I chose to slice up my cream cheese.  Put the lid on and set your slow cooker to low for 6-8 hours.
Do not be alarmed if you come back in a few hours and your cream cheese still looks exactly the same.  'Cause it will, but it's ok.  The next step will fix that.

-- Once the chicken is done, shred it and put it back in the slow cooker.  Mix all those ingredients together and let sit for a bit so the chicken will absorb some of the juices.  It's still going to be a little watery so use a slotted spoon to put chicken in tortillas.

-- Take tortillas and spread cheese on them.

-- Put a spoonful or two of the chicken mix on one side of the tortilla.  At this point, you can add any little do-dads you would like.  We ate ours "original" for this first attempt, but my husband and I both agreed that next time we will definitely add some jalapenos or banana peppers.

-- Fold tortilla in half and brush with butter before placing in a pre-heated skillet.

--  Cook for a few minutes on both sides until the cheese is melted and TADA! All done.  Wait a few minutes for them to cool then cut them in half and serve with salsa, sour cream, or whatever your heart desires!


  1. I love that this one cooks in the slow cooker! Bonus points!!

    1. The slow cooker should have it's own religion. There are some weeks where I use mine multiple times.