Chicken quesadillas recipe is a delicious combination of chicken and cheese cooked inside of a perfectly toasted tortilla. It’s an easy chicken dinner idea for lunch or dinner.
Who doesn’t love a good quesadilla? They are like the Tex-Mex version of a grilled cheese sandwich with gooey melted cheese and all sorts of awesome combinations of meats and veggies. Top it with some salsa fresca, sour cream, and guacamole and you have a perfect meal!
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED :
Tortilla – Flour is the best for a quesadilla but you can use corn if you have to. Just note that corn tortillas are not as soft and flexible as flour tortillas.
Chicken – Diced into bite sized pieces.
Cheese – Shredded mozarella cheese, cheddar cheese or Mexican blend cheese is best. If you want a spicy quesadilla, try using pepper jack cheese.
Chicken quesadillas are not only delicious but only take about 15 minutes to make!
WHAT SHOULD I PUT IN MY QUESADILLA?
You can add almost any vegetable into your quesadilla. Try adding (either inside the quesadilla or as a topping) sliced avocado, cilantro, fresh jalapeño, red onion, roasted corn, red bell peppers, red chilis, and even quick pickled jalapeños! I didn’t have much of stuff available at home so I am adding just chicken cooked in my spices, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and shredded cheese.
WHAT TYPE OF CHEESE IS USED IN QUESADILLAS?
I am using mozarella shredded cheese in my recipe, but you can change it up with any cheese you like or mix a few different types together. Try a Mexican shredded cheese blend, chedder cheese or use Oaxaca and/or Chihuahua cheese which melts nice and smooth inside of the tortilla. You can also add some pepper jack cheese if you want to add a little spice!
CHICKEN OPTIONS FOR YOUR QUESADILLA :
You have several options regarding what chicken to use and they require different levels of effort.
Chicken Breast – You can you fresh or frozen chicken breasts. Cook them on the grill or bake them in the oven with your favorite seasoning. If you want to add a great flavor to the quesadilla, try seasoning your chicken with taco or fajita seasoning. You can use store bought or try making your own homemade taco seasoning.
Rotisserie Chicken – Grab a rotisserie chicken at the store, bring it home, cut off a few slices, chop them up, and you’re ready to go!
Make Your Own Chicken Strips like i did– I like to make chicken in strips or in shredded chicken form.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH QUESADILLAS :
Quesadillas, especially with toppings, don’t always need a side dish. However, if you are serving this for dinner or at a party you may want a good side dish. Some of our favorite sides to serve with the quesadillas are:
Tortilla Chips, Queso, and/or salsa fresca or restaurant style salsa
prep time: 10 MINS
cook time: 15 MINS
total time: 25 MINS
Crispy, cheesy chicken quesadillas are good for lunch, snack, or dinner. Comfort food at it’s best!
3 Lbs chicken cut in strips
1 Bowl of Mozarella Shredded Cheese
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp blackpepepper powder
1 tsp mixture of coriander & cumin seeds
( crushed )
Salt per taste
1/2 chopped onion
1 chopped tomato
Handful of cilantro
Cut the chicken into small strips.
Then in bowl transfer chicken and start adding all spices mentioned above including ginger and garlic paste. Mix everything well.
After a while later, transfer chicken in the cooking pan and start cooking for a bit untill chicken is cooked well and all water is dried.
Then mix chopped onion, chopped tomato and cilantro ( fresh coriander) in chicken and cook for 3 minutes more.
After this process take out the entire cooked chicken in a big bowl. Now let’s go ahead and in a frying pan take one tortilla and start toasting it after applying butter or oil on pan.
Meanwhile add shredded cheese on it on one side then add cooked chicken and add another layer of shredded cheese on it. Place another tortilla bread on it and let it cook for a bit on a low heat. You can also press with a spatula. Check the bottom side of tortilla if it’s toasted then flip it and now toast the other side of tortilla.
Delicious mouthwatering Chicken Quesadilla is ready for serving. Kindly let me know how did you like my recipe. Enjoy the recipe.
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