Saturday, September 15, 2012

Cooking: Easy Chicken Quesadillas

Quick and Easy Quesadilla Recipe

Every single time my husband and I eat Mexican for dinner, I always, ALWAYS order chicken quesadillas. I don't know when or why I started eating them, but they are phenomenal if made well.
I prefer my quesadillas to be basic. I'm not a huge fan when there's more vegetables inside the quesadilla than actual cheese or chicken. Go ahead, call me a food purist, it's okay! :)


Today, I am going to share my easy-peasy quesadilla recipe. It's super quick to make, is pretty forgiving for those that don't cook well, and is also super family friendly- kids love their little triangles!





Quick and Easy Quesadilla Recipe (makes 2 rounds):

4 tortillas
1/2 cup rotisserie chicken- shredded or chopped
4 tbsp black beans
4 slices mozzerella cheese or white american
1/2 cup shredded monterey jack
1tbsp butter (softened)
Sour Cream and Salsa

  1. Start by prepping everything so you have it all ready for assembly: chop or shred the chicken, grate cheese, and turn on stove to medium.
  2. Spread a thin layer of butter on the first tortilla, place in pan butter side down and begin assembly.
  3. Place two slices of cheese down on the tortilla in the pan, then spread around 2tbsp black beans and half of the chicken.
  4. Cover the chicken and beans with shredded cheese.
  5. Spread another thin layer of butter on tortilla #2 and cover the open faced quesadilla in your pan.
  6. Cover your pan- this helps the cheese melt faster. .
  7. Flip with a spatula once the bottom tortilla is slightly browned, slightly crispy. Cover pan again.
  8. Once the quesadilla is lightly browned on both sides, go ahead and remove from stove.
  9. Cut with pizza cutter into quarters.
  10. Serve with salsa and sour cream to dip the  Quesadilla triangles.

Good sides to go with this recipe: Dirty Rice, Corn & Black Beans, Cilantro Rice & Beans, guacamole salad. This recipe is good enough by itself, but having a different sides allows for variation to keep it from being super boring. You can substitute nearly any other meat for the chicken as long as it is pre-cooked, or cut the meat out entirely  and add extra beans for a vegetarian twist. You can substitute any kind of chicken in the place of the rotisserie, but I love using rotisserie chicken as a quick go-to for recipe building when I'm tight on time.

Quick tip: If you burn one side of the tortilla, instead of tossing the entire thing, just flip and remove the burnt tortilla with a fork, then place a fresh tortilla in place. Works like a charm every time and isn't wasteful!


What sides would you serve with your quesadillas?

16 comments:

  1. A yummy delicious recipe.I should definitely try this.
    Chicken quesadilla recipe

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  3. Great recipe, sounds delicious, can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

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  4. Oh man, that sounds yummy. Your making me hungry. I love Chicken Quesadillas. I think I'll throw in some pepper jack.

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  5. i like this recipes..i'll ask my mom cook this..

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  6. Quesadillas are really easy, and you can take whatever veggies you've got in the fridge and throw 'em in there.

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  7. This sounds wonderful, thanks for the Post and the Recipe, I will try this.

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  8. That's just about the same way I make mine. It sounds so good right about now and I'm sure it's going to wind up on the table soon. Once I get something in my head...I have to get it to the table.

    Wendy T

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  9. This is a great recipe, I'd really love to try this it looks pretty easy to make. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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  10. Wow, using a rotisserie chicken makes short work of it, and sounds sooo good. I'd like to try this, I love rotisserie chicken, too!!!

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  11. Yum! Yum! Yum! Guess what I'll be making for dinner tonight?!?

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  12. This sounds delicious! I have been wanting to make quesadillas and this sounds simple enough and perfect. I would probably leave the beans out, just because I don't think my son would care for it. But thank you, I will definately be trying these!

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  13. That's how I am. The main ingredient is chicken, after all. This recipe is one I'm going to try. I especially love the cheese in there. Thanks!

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  14. this sounds very good I put this on my weekly menu. Thanks for the recipe

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  15. That is a good recipe. If I made a side dish, it would probably be rice-a-roni.In general, I don't cook sides.I get full after about two bites of food. My husband is always on me to eat.

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