Quesadilla Recipe

Chicken Quesadilla with spinach and cheese on a plate

This quesadilla recipe is the answer for a quick lunch, supper or snack. Quesadillas are a great way to use whatever ingredients you have available. I made this one with shredded chicken, spinach, a mixture of onions, tomatoes and bell peppers and Swiss cheese. For the final dish you can use salsa or ranch dressing for an easy dip. Since you use cooked ingredients to make the quesadilla, you can use a Cuisinart griddle or a skillet to prepare it in just a few minutes.  The final product is a crispy outside with tender chicken, veggies and melted cheese inside just waiting to be dunked in your favorite sauce.

See recipe directions below for a quick fix to satisfy your craving today.  Enjoy!

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Quesadilla Recipe

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Serves: 2
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Large Flour Tortillas (or 4 Small Flour Tortillas)
  • 1 to 2 cups Cooked Shredded Chicken (you can use rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup washed, raw spinach
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers (you can use the ready made package from the produce department)
  • 1 to 2 cups Swiss cheese (or your favorite cheese)

Instructions

1

Lightly grease Cuisinart griddle with olive oil or cooking spray. You can use a nonstick skillet if you don't have a griddle. Set to medium high heat.

2

Place flour tortilla on a plate.

3

Place cooked chicken (or your choice of cooked meat) and raw vegetables on top of 1/2 of the tortilla. Fold over.

4

Gently lift tortilla and mixture with a large spatula and place on the preheated griddle. Close cover and cook for about 5 or 6 minutes.

5

It is done when the grill marks are light brown.

6

Repeat with remaining quesadilla.

7

If you use a skillet, cook for about 3 minutes on one side and flip it over. Cook for another 3 minutes on the other side.

8

Depending on how hot your griddle or skillet is, you can adjust the timing. It should be heated long enough to melt the cheese and heat the ingredients, but not too long that it burns. Just check it after a few minutes to see how fast it is cooking.

9

Serve with salsa, ranch dressing, or your favorite sauce.

Notes

You can make as few or as many quesadillas as you wish. You can use whatever cooked meat and veggies that you have on hand. Other ideas include ham, corn, and black beans. Cheddar cheese and jalapeno cheese work well. Refrigerate leftovers for an even quicker meal later. They reheat well in a toaster oven (not a toaster). You can reheat in a microwave, but they are not as crisp.

 

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