Authentic Chicken Quesadillas

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These authentic chicken quesadillas made with shredded leftover chicken are a crowd favorite. They are cheesy, crispy, easy to make and super delicious. Hands down the best chicken quesadillas!

They are perfect for lunch, dinner or as an appetizer. You can make them to celebrate cinco de Mayo. Or just simply when you have friend or family over.

These tasty quesadillas can be served with a side of pico de gallo and guacamole.

I also love to make margaritas to accompany these ultra delicious quesadillas.

Ingredients for Leftover Chicken Quesadillas

  • Chicken: Leftover chicken shredded
  • Tortillas: Corn tortillas or flour tortilla. Give them both a try if you haven’t and choose your favorite. Note: Only use corn tortillas is you going to use 2 per quesadilla. Folding the corn tortilla will brake them since they are stiff and not pliable.
  • Cheese: I like to use a combination of Monterey Jack since is a bit spicy and Mozzarella which has a sweeter taste.
  • Onions: Slice the onions.
  • Peppers: Slice the peppers. You can use red, orange or green peppers, or a combination.
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How to Make Quesadillas

  1. Cook the onions and peppers until translucent.
  2. Add the shredded chicken, hot sauce and mix.
  3. Add a small amount of chicken mixture to the tortilla.
  4. Add cheese and fold tortilla.
  5. Put in a pan or griddle for about 5 minutes and enjoy.

Tips for Making the Perfect Quesadillas

  • DO NOT overstuff the tortillas. The thinner the better to produce a more crunchy tortilla.
  • DO NOT skimp on the cheese. It’s what keeps all the ingredients together as glue.
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Yield: 4

Authentic Chicken Quesadillas

cheesey chicken quesadillas

These authentic chicken quesadillas made with shredded leftover chicken are a crowd favorite. They are cheesy, crispy, easy to make and super delicious. Hands down the best chicken quesadillas!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken.
  • 4 Flour tortillas or Corn tortillas.
  • 1 cup of cheese of your choosing.
  • 1/2 small onions.
  • 1/2 Pepper.
  • Salt, pepper and cayenne pepper or hot sauce.

Instructions

  1. in a hot pan with oil sauté the onions and peppers until soft.
  2. Add the shredded chicken, hot sauce and seasoning and herbs if needed.
  3. Take the tortillas and cover half of it with chicken and sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Place in pan or panini grill for about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Cut and serve.

Notes

Note 1: You can serve these Authentic chicken quesadillas with Guacamole and Pico de Gallo

Note 2: Do not overstuff the tortillas. The thinner the better to produce a more crunchy tortilla.

Note 3: Note: Only use corn tortillas if you going to use 2 per quesadilla. Folding the corn tortilla will brake them since they are stiff and not pliable.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    4

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 416Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 664mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 29g

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