Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

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Chicken Quesadillas is a yummy recipe I like to make for our family when I don’t have a lot of time. Quick and easy and so delicious!

Serving Chicken Quesadillas

Crispy, fried bacon. Tender, moist chicken. Fried just right and seasoned with green bell peppers, onions. This mixture alone makes our kitchen smell delightful! 

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Chicken Quesadillas

  • bacon (cooked and crumbled)
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast (sliced to 1/2-inch pieces)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • green bell pepper (and/or red bell pepper)
  • sweet onion
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • medium flour tortillas. 

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Prepare Your Ingredients

Using a knife and cutting board, slice the chicken into 1/2-inch pieces.

It’s always a good idea to use separate cutting boards for meats and vegetables or fruits.

On a second cutting board dice the green bell pepper and sweet onion into small pieces.

If you want to add a red or yellow bell pepper to the mix, that’s perfectly fine, too. Use the vegetables you have available.

Grate the Monterey Jack cheese. 

Fried Bacon for the Quesadillas

In a large skillet, cook bacon until brown and crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. When cooled, crumble into small pieces.

 

Cook and Assemble the Quesadillas

In the same skillet, cook prepared chicken in olive oil until lightly browned.

Adding Bacon to the Cooked Chicken and Vegetables

Add diced bell peppers and onion. Cook until tender. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the mixture. Cover with cheese to melt.

 Frying Chicken Quesadillas

On a lightly greased griddle on medium-low heat, cook 2 tortillas at a time, placing 1 or more cups of the chicken mixture on half of the tortilla. Fold and turn on griddle until the other side is golden brown.

Get your griddle nice and hot. Pour a little bit of oil on the griddle and place flour tortillas in the oil. Kinda smoothing them in the oil with your hand. Let this cook for a minute or two, and then add your chicken mixture on half of the tortillas.

That’s it. Easy Peasy. This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

 

Chicken Quesadillas – Time-Saving Tip

Cook up some extra bacon at breakfast and place the extra in the fridge. Then when it’s time to make dinner, the bacon is ready to go.

Serving Chicken Quesadillas

Serve Chicken Quesadillas with your favorite salsa, Guacamole Dip, and/or Queso and chips. Oh, and this dinner goes amazingly well with Margaritas. See my recipe for that Here.

See more Mexican Recipe Ideas Here.

Recipe for Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

Here's a delicious recipe I like to make for our family when I don't have a lot of time. Quick and easy and so yummy!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Bacon, Cast Iron Cooking, Chicken Tenders, Quick and Easy Meals, Weeknight Dinners
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

Knife Set
Box Grater
Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge Griddle

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • Using a knife and cutting board, slice the chicken into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • On a second cutting board dice the green bell pepper and sweet onion into small pieces.
  • Grate the Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese with a coarse box grater.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until brown and crisp. Remove from skillet and drain on paper towels. When cooled, crumble into small pieces.

Prepare the Quesadillas

  • In the same skillet, cook prepared chicken in olive oil until lightly browned.
  • Add diced bell peppers and onion. Cook until tender. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Sprinkle crumbled bacon over the mixture. Cover with cheese to melt.
  • On lightly greased griddle on medium-low heat, cook 2 tortillas at a time, placing 1 or more cups of chicken mixture on half of the tortilla. Fold and turn on griddle until other side is golden brown. Serves 4-6.

Nutrition

Calories: 707kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 1400mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 696IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 498mg | Iron: 3mg
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