Chicken Quesadillas

Cinco de Mayo may have been yesterday, but this delicious Mexican dish can be enjoyed any time of year!


Chicken Quesadillas

Serves 2 (*you can easily increase the recipe to serve more)


Ingredients


  • 2 Flour or Corn Tortillas

  • 2 Chicken breast, diced

  • Grated cheese of your preference (i.e. cheddar, queso, Monterey jack, etc)

  • 1 Tbsp oil + 1/2 tsp (oil or butter)

  • Seasoning of your choice - we used Jerk seasoning, chili pepper, salt, black pepper, and paprika


Filler Options


You may simply make the quesadilla using just the ingredients above, but for extra heartiness, choose healthy diced vegetables such as:

  • green or red peppers

  • green, white, or red onion

  • mushrooms

  • tomatoes

  • black olives


Method


  1. Begin by dicing the chicken breast into small bite sized pieces to easily fit inside the tortillas

  2. Chop all vegetable options that you may prefer

  3. Shred the cheese, about 1/4 cup per person depending on preference

  4. Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat and add the oil. Place the chicken and saute for a few minutes until almost cooked. Add seasoning and mix well

  5. Add the vegetables of your choice and saute until tender and chicken is cooked through

  6. Once your chicken and vegetable mixture are cooked, let simmer or turn off heat.

  7. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add 1/2 tsp of oil or butter into the pan.

  8. Place one tortilla into the pan, flipping it over a few times with a spatula or tongs to ensure even browning/toasting on each side

  9. When air pockets begin to form, add the cheese by sprinkling it over the whole tortilla, making sure it does not land in the pan or it may burn

  10. Add the chicken and vegetable mixture on to half of the tortilla (for easy folding), but make sure it is not too full or it will not fold properly

  11. The tortillas should be nicely browned on each side. Remove from heat and set on the plate. Repeat instructions for each portion.

  12. Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole (or all three!), cilantro and lime wedges.


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