Spicy Peanut Chicken Quesadillas

Spicy Peanut Chicken Quesadillas

After making the chicken satay burgers earlier in the week I had some of the spicy peanut sauce leftover and I was just itching to use it in something new. The spicy peanut sauce along with the sweet chili sauce have to be two of my favourite condiments and I have found that in a lot of cases that where one works in a dish then the other can just as well. Since I was still thinking about the sweet chili chicken quesadilla from not too long ago, it was only natural that I thought about trying a spicy peanut chicken quesadilla next. These quesadillas are dead easy to throw together and you simply need tortillas, some leftover chicken and plenty of cheese to go along with the peanut sauce. After throwing the quesadillas together they only need a few minutes on the heat to grill them up until the cheese melts and they turn a nice light golden brown. It is hard to believe that in less than 15 minutes you can be enjoying bliss on a plate!

Spicy Peanut Chicken Quesadillas

Spicy Peanut Chicken Quesadillas

Spicy Peanut Chicken Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Servings: 1

A chicken quesadilla with a spicy Thai style peanut sauce and plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese.

  • 1 (10 inch) tortilla
  • 1/4 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup warm, cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons spicy peanut sauce
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, torn
  1. Place the tortilla in the pan, sprinkle half of the cheese over half of the tortilla, then top with the chicken, peanut sauce, green onion and cilantro and finally the remaining cheese.
  2. Fold the tortilla in half covering the filling and cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.
  3. Serve garnished with more peanut sauce, chopped peanuts, green onions and cilantro.


xbeautybee said...

wow looks amazing! my favourite flavours all in one :) will definitely be trying this!! x

Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) said...

DUDE you make the best food. Ugh.

Becky {BeckyBakes} said...

I think I'd eat peanut sauce on just about anything but these certainly look amazing!!

Kristen said...

Ever since I saw your Moroccan butternut squash/chickpea/quinoa tagine, I've been hooked on your website. I became a forever fan (and liked you on FB to always keep up with your recipes) after I bookmarked your Guinness carmelized onion recipes (quiche and corned beef sandwich). Now this recipe??! Too good. I don't know how you come up with these recipes but they always look (and invariably taste) incredible!

touria said...

It looks amazing!

Joanne said...

You can never have too many ways to use peanut sauce. Peanut sauce PLUS melty cheese...amazing!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

What a fun twist on traditional quesadillas. I absolutely love all the flavors in this.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Brilliant idea. I love mixing two food cultures in one dish.

Linguini said...

remarkable recipe, thanks

the actor's diet said...

this is so genius - peanut satay chicken and quesadillas are my fave appetizers.

Dara Reppucci said...

This is a great combination of flavors. Satay and quesadillas are a natural combo. Great post!

Iris said...

Mmmm looks delish! Love Mexican and spicy Asian fusion--great combo

Jeannie Tay said...

This looks delicious! I love the fusion too! yummy!

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