Working all day, whether you work at home or outside the home, it’s often difficult to juggle schedules and get dinner on the table fast. One of the favorite meals that I cook for my boys are Chicken Quesadillas. In addition to cheese, there are endless ingredients that can be added, we even like adding pizza ingredients for a quick 15 minute meal!
Aside from my Fried Egg Sandwiches, this is the most requested food from my kids. And it’s one of the easiest meals you can put on the table. I’ve tweaked it over the years and dare I say I even get compliments from my pickiest eater.
I’ll even pass along one of my little tricks…when cooking the meat for the filling, whether chicken, turkey or beef. Substitute chicken or vegetable stock for the water when adding the spices to the meat and let it slowly simmer and reduce the liquid as low as you can.
I have found using a Quesadilla maker saves lots of time, but if you don’t have one, it’s not difficult to make these on the stovetop as well. I even spotted a friend on Instagram recently grilling them.
- Soft Tortillas – 1 or 2 packages depending on the size of your family
- Chicken – 2 to 3 skinless, boneless breast is best
- ⅔ cup Chicken or Vegetable Stock
- Taco Seasoning – either homemade or store bought
- Cheese – whatever you like, we usually use a Mexican blend or Monterey Jack
- Serve with salsa, sour cream, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, or whatever you like on tacos
- Cut chicken breast into small pieces
- Cook on the stovetop over medium heat until done
- Add seasoning and ⅔ cup of chicken or vegetable stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced
- Preheat Quesadilla maker
- Assemble Quesadillas, add plenty of cheese and chicken
- Cook until cheese is melted and tortillas are browned
- Assemble quesadillas, place in a hot skillet and add a heavy skillet or lid to the top
- Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip and continue cooking on the other side