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Crispy Baked Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Crispy Baked Chicken Quesadillas
Source: Little Spice Jar

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil (plus more)
  • 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1-2 minced chipotle peppers + 1-2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: adobo seasoning, ground cumin, garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 ½ cups shredded melting cheese (such as Monterey Jack)
  • 6-8 flour tortillas (fajita size)
PREP TIME
20m
COOK TIME
15m
TOTAL TIME
35m
YIELD
7-8 quesadillas

Instructions

PREP:

  • Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 425ºF.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (or foil, sprayed with cooking spray) and set aside.

SAUTE:

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat until it’s super hot.
  • Add the peppers and onions and cook for roughly 1-2 minutes or until the peppers start to smell fragrant and soften a little.
  • Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.

QUESADILLAS:

  • In a bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, chipotle pepper(s), adobo sauce, adobo seasoning, ground cumin, and garlic powder until a smooth paste form.
  • Stir in the chicken and shredded cheese and continue to stir until thoroughly combined.
  • On a clean work surface, lay out a tortilla.
  • Spoon 1/4 cup of the chicken mixture on one half of the tortilla, followed by a thin layer of peppers and onions (on the same side).
  • Then fold the other side of the tortilla over the filling (so it looks like a flat taco.)

BAKE:

  • Place the prepared quesadillas on the baking tray in a single layer and brush with oil (or spray with cooking spray.)
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes (flipping about 1/2 way through) until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve with homemade guacamole salsa, blender salsa, pico de gallo, or salsa verde.

Dinner

A recipe from Little Spice Jar

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