Friday, November 4, 2011

Chicken Quesadillas

This recipe is something I sort of came up with on my own. My DH loves chicken quesadillas so I started trying to make them just by remembering how they tasted when we went out to restaurants and got them as appetizers. The only thing was, there wasn't a ton of flavor. So I decided to make my own mexican seasoning, shred the chicken and add some jalapeno slices. They are really delicious!


1 lb. chicken breast tenders or boneless chicken breasts
medium to large flour tortillas
2 cups mexican blend cheese, pre-shredded
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
pickled jalapeno slices

1. Mix together spices. Sprinkle the mixture and rub it into the chicken breast tenders on both sides

2. In a preheated skillet brown the chicken till cooked through. Remove from the pan and let cool just a few minutes. You don't want cold chicken, but you don't want to burn yourself either :)

3. Using two forks, shred the chicken breast. Preheat another skillet and spray with oil.

4. Next I like to cook two at a time. However, this is a quick process so before you start make sure you have everything ready. Cheese and quesadillas should be already open and the jalapenoes should be open with a fork ready. Place two tortillas in the pan half open. On each of the tortillas layer a little bit of cheese (this acts as a glue for the chicken) then some of the chicken, and another layer of cheese. Add a few jalapenoes slices, if desired.

5. Fold the tortillas down a press to help the melted cheese stick a little. Then with a spatula and your hand, carefully flip without dropping anything out of the quesadilla.

6. Brown on the other side. Remember, this goes really quick so don't burn it :) Serve it with a dollop of sour cream and salsa and enjoy!


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