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Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Lately I have been craving for some Tex-Mex flavours and in particular for something with plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese! Quesadillas fit the bill and I was thinking about chicken fajita style quesadillas filled with grilled chicken along with sauteed onions and peppers. These quesadillas would be a great way to use up some leftover chicken fajitas but it is definitely worth it to whip up a batch just to make them! This recipe takes a bit of time if you are making the chicken fajitas from scratch but it is pretty straight forward and easy. When I make quesadillas I like to go with either 2 medium sized tortillas placed on top of each other or one larger tortilla that gets folded over and this time I went with the larger tortillas. I often serve my quesadillas along with a salsa or sauce for dipping but you cannot go wrong with adding a bit of it right inside the quesadilla to hit it up with even more flavour.

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

As you can see, I like to make my quesadillas nice and thick and they eat like a meal!

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Quesadillas can be a bit on the messy side an I like to embrace that and just cover them with salsa and other condiments as it is much more efficient than dipping! :)

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Chicken fajitas in quesadilla form; stuffed into a tortilla along with plenty of cheese and salsa and grilled until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is warm and golden brown. Serve with extras salsa, guacamole and sour cream for your dipping pleasure.


Servings: makes 4 quesadillas

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound chicken breast, cut into thin slices
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 lime, juice and zest
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 4 large (10 inch) tortillas
  • 2 cups jack and cheddar, shredded
  • 4 tablespoons salsa (optional)
  • 4 tablespoons guacamole (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream (optional)
Directions
  1. Marinate the chicken in the oil, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper in the fridge for 30 minutes to a few hours.
  2. Grill the chicken over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side. (Reserve the marinade.)
  3. Heat the oil in a pan.
  4. Saute the onions until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the peppers and the remaining marinade and saute until the peppers are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Melt a touch of butter in a pan over medium heat.
  7. Place a tortilla into the pan, swirl it around in the butter.
  8. Sprinkle half of the cheese over half of the tortilla followed by 1/2 cup of the chicken fajitas, 1 tablespoon salsa, the remaining cheese and finally fold over the tortilla.
  9. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

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24 comments:

vanillasugarblog said...

kevin!
you kill me
this is how a quesadillas should be! filled with extra sauce.

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

Any version of Mexican food is welcome at my house! These quesadillas look great--thanks for sharing!

Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

My heart just stopped. And I mean that in the sexiest way EVAR.

Gloria said...

Hi Kevin I love quesadillas and this look amazing! like always:)

Marie Spanner said...

That looks amazing! I'll try it next time I make quesadillas!

http://mariespanner.blogspot.ca/

Gaby Godoy de Porras said...

these chicken fajitas quesadillas look amazing!! I'm out of avocado, but I'm definitely having these for dinner tonight! thanks for sharing and stoping by.

Anonymous said...

Kevin, this sounds wonderful. Would add one, to me, essential ingredient, a bunch of chopped cilantro to add after cooking.

Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA

Blog is the New Black said...

These look amazing, mouth watering, even!

anniebakes said...

Fajitas are one of my FAVORITES! These look fantastic! anne

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mouthwatering!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Joanne said...

You and I must be experiencing the same cravings lately because texmex and gooey cheese are all I've been eating! But in burrito form. Next up, it's quesadilla time!

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kita said...

I love how sloppy and delicious these look. With quesadillas, if your not licking your fingers or fighting to find a napkin, I figure it wasn't done right. These sound killer - perfect for those nights when I come home from work starving. ;)

....... said...

I love chicken fajitas!
gigi.
beauty and food blogger
@ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Nina said...

Wow looks so vibrant....will make everyone hungry:) Great stuff:)

Kathleen Richardson said...

Kevin, I wasn't sure I liked your new header when you first got it, but today when I looked in, it really caught my eye. Good decision; good header!

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

It's been a while since I've visited. The blog looks incredible!!

And those chicken fajita quesadillas are a hundred times better than my meal at a Mexican restaurant last night.

Anonymous said...

Does your food go cold while you are photographing it? So you eat it cold and then reheat?

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Cold meals are often the curse of being a food blogger...

the food arts said...

This has to be a favourite Kevin!!!!

Yaoli said...

This was so delicious! Thanks for a great weeknight dinner idea! I couldn't get my quesadillas to look as appetizing as your photos, but maybe its because I used stored-bought chili powder rather than grinded my own..

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Stalybridge Chiropody said...

What could be better than two of my favourite foods combined! Nothing! Thank you for sharing your tasty recipe!

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