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Chicken Quesadillas

For Flashback Friday I'm re-visiting my chicken quesadillas and giving them a new twist. This is a great quick meal when you have a few key ingredients on hand.

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-7oz. can of chopped green chiles
  • 1-4oz. can of chopped jalapenos (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 8 oz. bag of shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • Chopped Roma tomatoes (optional)
  • Chopped Avocado (optional)
  • Chopped Cilantro (optional)
  • Salsa of your choice
  • Sour cream

Saute onion in heated vegetable oil until translucent.
Add the ground chicken, chiles, and seasonings.
Cook until chicken is no longer pink.
Prepare 2 large pans by sprinkling shredded cheese on the bottom over medium heat (1)

Add tortillas of your choice on top of the melting cheese. (2)
With a spatula turner shift the tortilla a little in the pan making sure the cheese is sticking to the bottom of the tortilla.
When the tortilla moves easily add a small layer of cheese on top of only one of the tortillas and then the cooked chicken mixture and other ingredients you desire to the same tortilla in the pan. (3)
Now add cheese as the final layer. Flip the 2nd tortilla over in the second pan to warm it a little. (4)
Now place that tortilla on top of the tortilla with the all the ingredients. (5)
Slide the tortilla onto a cutting board or plate and slice into serving sized pieces with a knife or pizza cutter.(6)
Top with some avocado, sour cream and salsa and enjoy.
We had a Southwest salad to go along side, too.

The melted cheese in the pan that adheres to the tortillas gives the tortillas a nice crispy layer of goodness.


  1. Oh my gosh Ellen, that looks so appetizing! What a great meal! I am hankering for quesadillas now!

  2. were would this mexican market be?
    these look amazing!

  3. Ellen,
    That is fabulous looking. I think the cooks on this blog must be fabulous at it. Stop by any time, Cindy

  4. Hi Ellen
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet words of encouragement. I have always loved reading cook books and your blog is like having my very on book.

  5. I'm drooling all over the keyboard!

  6. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious! What a great idea of putting extra cheese in the skillet before you put the first tortilla in. Yum!Yum!

  7. I like quesadillas and even better with that extra cheese which makes them even more crispy..thanks for that tip Ellen!

  8. Your quesadillas look most delicious! And to have fresh guacamole & salsa available daily at a Mexican handy is that?

  9. Yum! awesome blog. Thanks for visiting mine! I enjoy any feedback as I am new to the blog world.

  10. Wow! Those look fantastic! We had quesadillas last night, but I think yours, with the carmelized veggies, probably win hands down! And a cool tip on putting some cheese in the pan first.

  11. Ellen, your quesadilla's look so yummy. I love making this kind of food for a quick dinner. ..

  12. Must try this.LOVE carmelized onion! Gotta tell you: saw your dear image of Mrs. Tiggywinkle and had to laugh. I "found" her at age 13 and became a fan. As I browsed your blogger profile I smiled - loved so much that is there. You must be a great one to know.

  13. of our favorites! I love the cheese in the pan idea. I'll be sure to make fresh salsa and guacamole too. Kathy

  14. Those the yummiest looking quesadillas I've ever seen! What a great trick to melt the cheese in the pan. Happy weekend to you!

  15. Your photos are making me feel hungry! Thank you for sharing as it's always good to try a new recipe such as this one.

  16. I think this sounds, and looks, really tasty but I don't know whether my hubby would eat it. I might just try it as a surprise.


  17. A wonderful recipe and can't wait to go to the store to get these ingredients. Your photos are lovely too, makes it look so delicious. Thanks for the recipe, for visiting too. Have a great weekend :)


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