This Chicken And Cheese Quesadillas recipe is so easy. I’m not sure how many of you have a panini maker. It was one of those interesting gifts I got from the in-laws which turned out to be awesome! However, I got tired of throwing bread and a different variety of meats in there, so I decided to try quesadillas in the panini maker. So much easier!

Even if you don’t have a panini maker, still a super easy thing to put together for a tailgate.

Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas - So easy, healthy, and delish!Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
taco seasoning
1 lb. of shredded chicken
1/2 cup of onion
1/2 cup of bell peppers
1 small can of green chilies
1 cup of Mexican shredded cheese
small tortillas

Salsa
Sour Cream

Directions:
1. Add a little olive oil to a skillet.
2. Cook chicken, onions, and bell pepper until chicken is cooked all the way through and onions/peppers are caramelized.
3. Take chicken out of the pan and either shredded with a fork or be lazy like me and put chicken in food processor. Pulse 1-2 times being sure not to shred the chicken too much. Sprinkle in taco seasoning and 2 tbs. of water. Stir.
4. Place tortilla on panini maker or in a clean butter skillet. Cover tortilla with chicken mixture and then cheese. Place another tortilla on top of that. If you’re using a panini maker, close the lid and cook for 1-2 minutes depending on brown you want it. If you’re using a skillet, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Press down with spatula as it cooks.
5. Cut into 4 piece and service with salsa and sour cream.

 

Chicken And Cheese Quesadillas
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • taco seasoning
  • 1 lb. of shredded chicken
  • ½ cup of onion
  • ½ cup of bell peppers
  • 1 small can of green chilies
  • 1 cup of Mexican shredded cheese
  • small tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
Instructions
  1. Add a little olive oil to a skillet.
  2. Cook chicken, onions, and bell pepper until chicken is cooked all the way through and onions/peppers are caramelized.
  3. Take chicken out of the pan and either shredded with a fork or be lazy like me and put chicken in food processor. Pulse 1-2 times being sure not to shred the chicken too much. Sprinkle in taco seasoning and 2 tbs. of water. Stir.
  4. Place tortilla on panini maker or in a clean butter skillet. Cover tortilla with chicken mixture and then cheese. Place another tortilla on top of that. If you're using a panini maker, close the lid and cook for 1-2 minutes depending on brown you want it. If you're using a skillet, cook for 1-2 minutes on each side. Press down with spatula as it cooks.
  5. Cut into 4 piece and service with salsa and sour cream.