Updated: Dec 17, 2020
Looking for a quick and easy dinner night that the family will love?
These chicken quesadillas are a FAMILY FAVORITE. They are quick and easy to make, don't require a ton of ingredients and taste better than a restaurant quesadilla.
This recipe makes about 5 quesadillas (like the photo) depending on how full you stuff them. You could probably actually get more.
This is such a cheap and easy meal. The ingredients cost me around $10. With the added optional ingredients, I spend about $15. This easily feeds a family of 4 to 5, maybe more.
1 Large Chicken Breast
1/2 Green Pepper
1 lb Bag Fiesta Mix Shredded Cheese
1 lb Bag Quesadilla Shredded Cheese
1 Bag of Burrito Size Flour Tortillas
1 Jar of Salsa
1 Teaspoon Cumin
Pico De Gallo - Optional
Sour Cream - Optional
(not all ingredients are pictured...sorry!)
How to Make the Quesadillas
In a skillet, heat a tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil. Chop 1 large chicken breast into really small pieces. Add cumin and saute over medium heat until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
In same skillet after chicken is cooked, add salsa, green pepper and onion. Mix and saute until peppers and onions have softened. You can use any salsa, but I love the restaurant style salsa that can be found in the deli or produce section of most grocery stores. It's a little pricier than other off-brand jar salsas and will bump your total cost up.
Step 3 - Time to Assemble Quesadillas!
In a separate skillet or griddle, heat about a teaspoon of vegetable or olive oil over medium to high heat. Place 1 flour tortilla in the pan, and apply a heavy pinch of fiesta cheese. Then add a few small spoonfuls of the chicken mixture. Top with another heavy pinch of cheese, only this time make it the quesadilla cheese.
Tip: It's really up to you how much cheese you include in these, but keep in mind once it melts it's always way more cheese than it seems! A little goes a long way.
Next, fold the top of the quesadilla over and let cook for about 45 seconds to a minute. Flip. Remove from heat and cut in half. Serve with sour cream, pico de gallo or any other stuff you like! For more browned quesadillas, leave over heat longer.
...and that's it!
I hope you enjoyed these quesadillas. I know my family loves them. In fact, you could probably spend less money and get smaller bags of cheese. It's really up to you to just be creative with the ingredients. These are a big hit around my house!