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Chicken Quesadillas

These Crispy Chicken Quesadillas are full of flavor and come together quickly. It’s a satisfying meal and wonderful to serve for lunch or dinner. Made of Crispy tortillas filled with seasoned chicken, vegetables, and melty cheese.

Chicken QuesadillasWhat is the best cheese for Quesadillas?

For the best flavor, a combination of Mexican cheese or tex mex, mozzarella, Monterey Jack, and or cheddar cheese are ideal and melt perfectly. It glued the tortillas and hold the filling together so the quesadillas will not fall apart.

Chicken quesadilla in a panThis Chicken Quesadilla recipe has a perfect amount of cheese and chicken filling. The key to a really good quesadilla is to get the tortillas crispy and not soggy. Too much cheese and too wet or saucy filling cause the quesadilla to get soggy and fall apart.

I add fresh tomatoes instead of salsa. I removed the seeds and then squeezed out some of the juice from the tomatoes. This will make the chicken filling not too wet or saucy.

Chicken Quesadillas with salsa and sour

How to make Chicken Quesadillas

Combine the homemade taco seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside 1/2 tsp for the vegetables.

Fillet or butterfly the chicken breast so it will cook quickly. Season the chicken and cook in a preheated pan with a tablespoon of cooking oil. Cook the chicken for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until cooked through. You can also grill or bake the chicken. Then cut it into bite-size pieces.

Cooking chicken for quesadilla in cast iron panWhile cooking the chicken, prepare and cut the vegetables. Make sure to remove the seeds and squeezed out some juice from the tomatoes then chop it up.

In the same pan, saute onion, tomatoes, and bell peppers with a tablespoon of canola oil for about a minute or two. Season with the remaining homemade taco seasoning. Then toss in the chicken. Remove from the heat. You just want to marry all the flavors and ingredients together.

Filling for chicken quesadillasPlace the tortilla in the pan without grease or with a bit of oil or butter, if desired. You can build your tortilla in two ways.

How to make chicken quesadilla in a panSpread a handful of shredded cheese on half of the tortilla or spread it on the whole tortilla. Layer with the chicken and vegetables then more cheese on top. Fold in half and flip with the turner after one side of the tortilla is toasted and the cheese melts. It will only take about 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Keep on medium to medium-low heat to avoid burning the quesadilla and to have enough time for the cheese to melt and for the tortilla to crisp up.

Chicken QuesadillasCut in half and serve it with salsa and sour cream or guacamole.

Storing 

Refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to two months.

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Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

These Crispy Chicken Quesadillas are full of flavor and come together quickly. It's a satisfying meal and wonderful to serve for lunch or dinner. Made of Crispy tortillas filled with seasoned chicken, vegetables, and melty cheese.
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5 from 8 votes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Quesadillas
Author: Maricel
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Watch How to Make It

Equipment

  • cast iron pan Or Stainless frying pan

Ingredients

  • 250 g Chicken Breast
  • 4 tortillas 8 inches
  • 200 g cheese grated/shredded
  • 2 tbsp Canola Oil D

Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • ½ tsp Kosher salt or iodized salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp oregano
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp cayenne or red pepper flakes optional

For the vegetables

  • ¼ cup Onion chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes seeded chopped
  • ½ cup Green bell pepper chopped
  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish for garnish

Instructions

  • Combine the homemade taco seasoning ingredients in a small bowl and set aside ½tsp for the vegetables.
  • Season the chicken and cook in a preheated pan with a tablespoon of cooking oil. Cook the chicken for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until cooked through. You can also grill or bake the chicken. Let it rest for 5 minutes. Then cut it into bite-size pieces.
  • While cooking the chicken, prepare and cut the vegetables. Remove the seeds and squeezed out some juice from the tomatoes then chop it up.
  • In the same pan, saute onion, tomatoes, and bell peppers with a tablespoon of canola oil for about a minute or two. Season with the remaining homemade taco seasoning. Then add the chicken. You just want to combine all the ingredients
  • On medium heat, place the tortilla in the pan without grease or with a bit of oil or butter, if desired. You can build your tortilla in two ways.
    Spread a handful of shredded cheese on half of the tortilla or spread it on the whole tortilla. Layer with the chicken and vegetables then more cheese on top. Fold in half and flip with the turner after one side of the tortilla is toasted and the cheese melts. It will only take about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  • Cut in half and serve it with salsa and sour cream or guacamole.

Notes

Keep on medium to medium-low heat to avoid burning the quesadilla and to have enough time for the cheese to melt and for the tortilla to crisp up.
Too much cheese and too wet or saucy filling cause the quesadilla to get soggy and fall apart.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 445 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 914mg40%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 913IU18%
Vitamin C 21mg25%
Calcium 412mg41%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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