Hurry Up and Eat – Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

I have three hungry kiddos at home and was trying to come up with a Hurry Up and Eat menu, when I remembered one of their favorite Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas!  We’re actually having this for lunch at our house today, but it’s a great quick meal that you can try before you’re running to the ball field, swimming lessons, or wherever you’re headed in a hurry.

I’m not one to cook seperate meals for my picky kids (though they are awfully picky), but I do try to come with ways to keep us all happy when planning our meals.  When I make these for the kids, I make theirs with just plain cheese and chicken, and in a seperate pan I add the spicy stuff for my hubby and me.  Here’s what you’ll need (for the grown up version, but you’ll have enough for grown ups and kids both!)

1 Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner Taco Dinner Kit
BOGO $2.69
$1/2 Taco Bell Home Originals Dinner
$1/3 Taco Bell Jun 2010 All You Magazine (exp 7/31/2010)

1 cup cooked chicken
If you don’t have any stockpiled, try Valley Fresh White Chicken In Water, 97% Fat Free, 12.5 oz can, BOGO $3.49, I actually used stockpiled cooked turkey breast and it was pretty good!

3/4 cup water

2 cups shredded cheese
Kraft Shredded Cheese or Cubes, 5.8 to 8 oz pkg, 2/$4, look for $1/2 Blinkie; we used 4-cheese Mexican

Combine 1 cup cooked chicken, 3/4 water, and seasoning pouch from taco kit. Bring to boil and let simmer one minute. Spray Pam in medium skillet, add one soft taco, top with 1/2 cup chicken mixture, sprinkle with cheese.  Cook over medium heat about 3-4 minutes, until warmed through and slightly browned.  Remove from skillet and cut with pizza cutter before serving.  Top with salsa (right there in the Taco Bell kit!) and Sour Cream. 

Serve with . . .
Sour Cream
$0.50/1 Daisy Sour Cream, 16 oz + (exp 12/31/2010)

Tostitos On Sale $3, look for Free Salsa Tearpad when you buy 2 Tostitos chips

Tostitos Salsa, Assorted Varieties, 15.5 oz jar, BOGO $3.19

Thanks to Michelle at I Heart Publix and Two Thrifty Sisters for the coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinners for more Bargain Meal Ideas!

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