Chicken Quesadilla

I had some chicken left over at the house from a cookout this weekend.  It wasn’t really enough for a meal in itself but it was enough for a filling of some kind.  I thought about making a chicken noodle soup or a chicken caesar but eventually decided on a nice quesadilla.   I love quesadillas because they are so flexible. They can be as simple or complex as you like: plain cheese, chicken, pulled pork, shaved steak, you name it. Even the choice of vegetables is endless: caramelized onions, Pico de gallo, hot peppers. The list goes on. I like to fill mine with garden tomatoes and scallions to give it extra flavor.  This is an easy and straightforward recipe that only requires a griddle to make.

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Chicken Quesadilla
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Serves: 4
  • 1 package tortilla shells
  • 1 package shredded jack or cheddar cheese
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1 bunch scallions, cut into rings
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
  1. Place a tortilla shell on a hot griddle and coat liberally with the shredded cheese.
  2. When the cheese begins to melt spread the scallion and tomato over the surface of the tortilla.
  3. Place the chicken in a neat row on one half of the tortilla then fold the shell in half.
  4. Let cook for about a minute on one side before flipping it over. It should be golden and crisp on both sides.
  5. Remove from the heat and cut into triangles just before serving.
  6. Serve with a side of your favorite salsa, sour cream or guacamole.


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  1. Quesadillas are my go-to for quick lunches or dinner. Some fresh salsa and a loaded quesadilla and you can’t go wrong. I love the fact that you’re making this in Scotland! I’m in Arizona where there is no shortage of great Mexican food. I look forward to reading more! let me know if you need someone to send you some good chiles. =]

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    Thanks for stopping by! Im actually here in Massachusetts in the States I just have quite a bit of Scotland in my blood. I just set up my feed subscription at the top of the page if you were interested in getting notifications when I make a new post.

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