14 June 2024
Chicken Quesadillas
Chicken QuesadillasChicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

Melty Cheese and Succulent Chicken Stuffed Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas are a classic Mexican dish beloved for its simplicity and the robust flavors it packs in. The soft, warm tortillas envelop tender shredded chicken, sautéed vegetables, and a blend of Monterey Jack and cheddar cheese that melts to perfection. Each bite promises a burst of delectable flavors and textures that make this dish a fan favorite.

This recipe is not just easy to make but also incredibly versatile. You can add beans, corn, or even swap the chicken for beef or vegetables for a vegetarian version. The quesadillas are perfect as a quick lunch, a weeknight dinner, or even as party snacks. And the best part? They pair well with a variety of dips – salsa, guacamole, or sour cream. So gather your ingredients and get ready to embark on a culinary journey to Mexico right from your kitchen!

Ingredients:

  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, bell peppers, and garlic, then sauté until soft.
  3. Add shredded chicken to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook until warmed through.
  4. On a clean flat surface, spread out the tortillas.
  5. On one half of each tortilla, layer the Monterey Jack cheese, chicken mixture, then the cheddar cheese.
  6. Fold over the other half of the tortilla to create a half-moon shape.
  7. Heat a clean skillet over medium heat, then cook each quesadilla until golden brown and the cheese is melty, about 3 minutes per side.
  8. Slice into wedges and serve warm, garnished with fresh cilantro.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

Kcal: 520 kcal | Servings: 4 servings

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