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Chicken Quesadillas

One of my favorite mexican type meals is chicken quesadillas.  I didn’t start trying to make them at home until recent years.  I use to wonder how they were cooked.  Were they cooked on a griddle, in a skillet, in the oven, or some other way?  I wasn’t really sure.  So for years I stayed away from trying to make them at home.  Once I finally made them, I couldn’t figure out why it took me so long to try.  Now it has become one of my favorite mexican type meals to make at home.


This is a pretty easy and simple meal to make.

Chicken Quesadillas

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 Chicken Breasts, sliced or cubed
  • 2 cups diced or sliced onions and peppers
  • Fajita seasoning
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  • Taco size flour tortillas (4)
  • 1 Tbps Butter or Margarine
  • Sour Cream (optional)
  • Salsa (optional)


  1. Saute  the onions and peppers on medium heat in a wok or skillet.  Its your preference if you want to slice or dice your onion and peppers.  I had some frozen already diced onions and peppers that I used for convenience.
  2. Once they get soft, add chicken.  You can either slice or cube the chicken.  Whatever you prefer.
  3. Add fajita seasoning to taste.
  4. Saute until the chicken is done.
  5. Take out of wok or skillet and put in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Warm up a griddle on medium heat.  Melt about 1/2 tbps of margarine or butter.
  7. Once melted and the griddle is hot, place tortilla on griddle.
  8. Add a layer of cheese, top with chicken mixture, then add a little more cheese, then top with another tortilla.  What I’ve learned making this is to have cheese on the bottom and top so that the cheese acts as the glue to hold the quesadilla together.
  9. Once brown, flip over carefully.  You want to flip over without the insides falling out.  Then brown the other side.
  10. Once brown and the cheese in melted, pull out an place on a cutting board.
  11. I use a pizza cutter to cut into 6 sections.  Then I slide it off of the cutting board onto a plate.
  12. Top with your toppings of choice: sour cream, salsa, etc.
  13. Then enjoy!

You can also add some guacamole.  I’ll post in a separate posting my favorite guacamole recipe.  Until then, I hope you enjoy.


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