Easy Chicken Quesadillas

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 is 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!

Easy Chicken Quesadillas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

How to Make This Recipe Like a Pro

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. It is similar to the homemade taco seasoning method.

Easy Chicken Quesadillas :: Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

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.

Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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Chicken Quesadillas that even your pickiest eater will love. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breast into small pieces
  2. Cook on the stovetop over medium heat until done
  3. Add seasoning and ⅔ cup of chicken or vegetable stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced
  4. Preheat Quesadilla maker
  5. Assemble Quesadillas, add plenty of cheese and chicken
  6. Cook until cheese is melted and tortillas are browned
Stovetop Method
  1. Assemble quesadillas, place in a hot skillet and add a heavy skillet or lid to the top
  2. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip and continue cooking on the other side

Easy Chicken Quesadillas FAQs

What Goes With A Chicken Quesadilla?

Enhance your chicken quesadillas with the best side dishes or sauces. These include avocado dip, salsa, potato wedges, sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, and even jalapenos. 

What Toppings Can I Add In My Chicken Quesadilla?

There are endless toppings you can add to the quesadilla. However, some of our favorites include pepper jack cheese, tomatoes, cilantro, corn, feta cheese, olives, red onions, spinach, beans, peppers, and much more. The toppings you select depend on the flavor profile you like. 

How Do I Carefully Flip The Chicken Quesadilla?

It is easy to flip a chicken quesadilla. You must get a spatula, place it under the quesadilla, and then slowly flip it to ensure the other side can cook. Remember to be gentle because the quesadilla can fall apart or break in the pan. 

How Do I Fold The Chicken Quesadilla?

You need to create four quarters of the tortilla and fold each quarter over the next. You can work clockwise and keep folding until you have a triangle with all the fillings inside the tortilla. 

Why Are The Chicken Quesadillas Not Sticking Together?

You can add cheese on top of the filling and below it to make your chicken quesadillas stick together. Doing this will give the bottom and top of the tortilla to give something to stick to. So, the quesadilla will not break apart as you cook. 

How Can I Make The Chicken Quesadillas Crispy?

The best way to make the chicken quesadillas crispy is to leave them for longer on the stove. We recommend that you let each side cook for at least one or two minutes until you see that it is golden brown. 

Is A Chicken Quesadilla Healthy?

Yes, it is healthy, but you can make it healthier with some changes. You can choose a whole wheat tortilla and opt for healthy fillings to offer something nutritious to your kids. You can even switch to low-fat cheese for a healthy alternative. 

Where Do Quesadillas Come From?

The origin of quesadillas is in northern and central Mexico. It got popular in these parts of the country and then spread to other regions. Now, everyone around the world knows what a quesadilla is. 

How Do I Keep The Quesadillas Crispy And Warm?

If you want to serve the quesadillas later, you can keep them warm in an oven on a baking sheet at 300 degrees until you want to serve them. If you are using corn tortillas, be sure to use a little more oil to keep them warm. 

Can I Reheat The Quesadilla?

You can reheat the quesadilla by preheating a toaster or oven to 180 degrees Celsius. After that, place the quesadilla directly on the wire rack, as it will ensure that both sides are evenly heated. Let the quesadillas be for four to five minutes or until you think they are warm enough to serve.

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