The school year is wrapping up around here, which means a couple more weeks of making sure dinner gets on the table at a decent time. Some days that seems harder than others. When you’re at your wits end with menu planning, look toward your refrigerator. Leftover chicken can seem kind of boring and unappetizing, but with a little re-purposing your one meal turns into two!
Two recipes that give some pizzazz to your leftover chicken are Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas and Hawaiian BBQ Pizza. Of course if you don’t have any leftovers to speak of, you could pull these dishes off with deli rotisserie chicken.
Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas: Grab some flour tortillas, spinach and artichoke dip, shredded mozzarella cheese, and shredded chicken. Heat up the spinach and artichoke dip, mix in the chicken, spread it on half of the tortillas, sprinkle with cheese, and toast in the toaster oven. We used leftover tortillas, dip, cheese and chicken from get together the day before. So easy and so good!
Hawaiian BBQ Pizza: Lay out your favorite pizza dough (homemade, fresh from bakery, in a tube, or the powdered mix), sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced Vidalia onions, chopped chicken, sliced pineapple, and drizzle on your favorite barbeque sauce. Pop it in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes and you’ll be serving up a new family favorite!
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