Friday, July 17, 2015

Three-Cheese Creamy Chicken Quesadillas


Here's a terrific meal you should have in your arsenal for when you're pressed for time and dinner has to be on the table in a heartbeat. Using Del Real's precooked chicken makes this dish come together lightning-fast. If you have a picky eater, just leave out whatever toppings he or she doesn't care for ~ these are easy to customize.

Have unexpected guests or need a quick dish for a pot luck? Try making up a big batch of these creamy, spicy, filling quesadillas! They're guaranteed to be a friend-and-family favorite.

Serve this with a green salad or veggies and dip for a balanced meal.

Three-Cheese Creamy Chicken Quesadillas
Serves 4
• 4 ounces cream cheese (plain or jalapeno-flavored; low-fat is fine)
• 8 8-inch flour tortillas
• ½ cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
• 1 15-ounce package Del Real precooked shredded chicken
• ¼ cup sliced green onions
• ¼ cup sliced black olives
• 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
• Sour cream, guacamole, and salsa to serve, optional

1. Spread 1 ounce cream cheese on each of four tortillas. Top with 2 tablespoons shredded Pepper Jack, 3.5 ounces chicken, 1 tablespoon green onions, 1 tablespoon black olives, and ¼ cup shredded Cheddar. Finish by topping with the remaining four tortillas.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat ~ there is no need to grease the pan. Carefully transfer one of the tortilla stacks to the skillet. Heat until the cheese begins to melt and the bottom begins to brown in spots. Using a large flat spatula, turn the quesadilla over and heat on the other side, approximately 3 to 5 minutes total. Remove to baking sheet and keep warm in a 200 degree F oven while you cook the remaining three quesadillas.

3. Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges and serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa, if desired.


4 comments:

  1. Almost TOO easy. Love quesadillas and these look just right. And I always have rotis. chicken in freezer.

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  2. Rotisserie chicken is perfect for these! Leftover chicken, too. This is my go-to for those nights when I don't feel like cooking anything with multiple prep steps and washing a sinkful of pans! ;)

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  3. Looooove quesadillas. Mmmmmm!

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  4. Quesedillas are one of our favorite go-to meals around here. Yours sound delicious!

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