Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
This chicken quesadilla recipe is one of my favorites.
It's a great way to use up leftover chicken and one of my favorite easy dinner recipes.
Heat the oven to 350ºF.
Lay each tortilla shell flat. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of the cheese over half of each tortilla, making sure the filling is all to one side of the tortilla. Top the cheese with 1/6 of the chicken, onions, peppers, chilies and chopped tomatoes. Fold the tortilla over the filling.
Place the tortillas on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or just until the cheese is melted.
Serve whole or cut each quesadilla into wedges or strips, beginning the cuts from the center of the folded side.
Makes 6 servings.
Top with any or all of sour cream, guacamole, salsa, chopped green onions and fresh cilantro.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 414; Calories from Fat 228; Total Fat 25.3g; Saturated Fat 10.0g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 282mg; Total Carbohydrates 22.6g; Dietary Fiber 7.4g; Sugars 3.9g; Protein 26.4g; Vitamin A 28%; Vitamin C 61%; Calcium 32%; Iron 9%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
There are so many variations you can make with this quesadilla recipe. You can easily turn it into a steak quesadilla by switching out the cooked chicken for grilled pieces of steak.
Vary the cheese you use to change the flavor.
Make it vegetarian by leaving out the meat altogether. Up the veggie content by adding fried mushrooms or thin strips of zucchini or leave it classic with cheese and onions.
This is what I love about cooking. Most recipes don't have to be followed exactly (except baking recipes, unless you really know what you are doing). You can exchange one ingredient you don't like for something else that you and your family would prefer.
Give this quesadilla recipe a try one night. You will see how easy it is to cook tasty Mexican food.
Here is another quesadilla recipe, a cheesy quesadilla.
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