Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

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Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

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Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas: A Restaurant-Worthy Recipe at Home

These quesadillas are bursting with flavor! Tender chicken seasoned with Mexican spices mingles with colorful bell peppers and melty cheese for a satisfying and easy meal.

What’s a Quesadilla, Anyway?

A quesadilla is a classic Mexican dish. It’s basically a flatbread (usually a flour tortilla) filled with cheese and often other delicious ingredients like meat and veggies. They’re cooked on a griddle or stovetop, getting nice and crispy on the outside and melty on the inside. This recipe makes “half quesadillas,” where one tortilla is filled and folded in half.

Making Chicken Quesadilla Magic

Don’t worry, the full recipe with detailed instructions is coming right up. But first, let’s get you prepped:

Ingredients for Chicken Quesadilla Goodness:

  • Chicken: This recipe calls for a pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into bite-sized pieces.
  • Spice it Up! Fajita seasoning is a great shortcut, but you can also whip up your own spice blend.
  • Veggie Power: We’ll be using green and red bell peppers for a pop of color, and an onion for some flavor depth.
  • The Base: You’ll need 10 flour tortillas for 10 quesadillas. Feel free to use store-bought or homemade tortillas.
  • Cheese Fiesta: A blend of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese is the melty magic that makes these quesadillas irresistible.
  • Bacon Bonus (Optional): For a heartier quesadilla, crumbled bacon adds a salty, smoky twist. But it’s totally delicious without it too!

Quesadilla Making at Home: Easy as 1-2-3!

Here’s a sneak peek of how to make these restaurant-worthy quesadillas in your own kitchen:

  1. Season and Broil the Chicken: Give your chicken a sprinkle of fajita seasoning or your homemade spice blend, then broil it until cooked through.
  2. Veggie Time: Sauté the bell peppers and onion with the cooked chicken for extra flavor.
  3. Assemble and Melt: Pile the chicken and veggie mixture onto half of a tortilla, then top it with a generous amount of cheese and bacon (if using). Fold the tortilla over and cook it on a baking sheet or skillet until the cheese is melted and bubbly. 4. Slice and Enjoy! Cut your quesadilla into wedges and enjoy the cheesy goodness!

Perfect Quesadilla Pairings

Looking for some side dish inspiration? We’ve got you covered! Explore our collection of Mexican side dishes to find the perfect complements to your quesadillas. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mexican Rice: Fluffy and flavorful, it’s a classic pairing.
  • Quick and Easy Refried Beans: Creamy and delicious, a great addition for extra protein.
  • Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote): Sweet, smoky, and satisfying, this adds a fun twist.

Leftover Love: Storing and Reheating

Leftover quesadillas store well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. Reheat them on the stovetop for the crispiest results, but the oven or microwave work too in a pinch.

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Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Chicken Quesadilla Recipe


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  • Author: Mekar Official
  • Total Time: 45 minutes

Description

These quesadillas are bursting with flavor! Tender chicken seasoned with Mexican spices mingles with colorful bell peppers and melty cheese for a satisfying and easy meal.


Ingredients

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  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 1 packet fajita seasoning
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 10 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp bacon bits (optional)
  • Salsa and sour cream (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler. Toss chicken with fajita seasoning and broil until cooked through (5 minutes).
  2. Heat oil in a pan, cook peppers, onion, and cooked chicken for 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Layer half of each tortilla with chicken mixture, cheeses, and bacon bits (optional). Fold and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake quesadillas for 10 minutes, or until cheese melts. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream.
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 472
  • Sodium: 1014mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg

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