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Margarita Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Margarita Chicken Quesadillas

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"Margarita mix makes the chicken in these baked quesadillas fantastic! Cut into quarters to serve."

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Original recipe makes 4 quesadillas Change Servings
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir margarita mix, lemon juice, lime juice, and garlic powder together in a large bowl.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess oil from chicken. Pour margarita mixture into the skillet with chicken; simmer until most of margarita mixture is evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer and drain chicken to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Layer 4 tortillas with chicken, Cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese; top with remaining 4 tortillas. Place the prepared quesadillas, 1 or 2 at a time, on a large baking sheet.
  5. Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining quesadillas; cut into quarters to serve.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 45 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 09, 2012

Yum yum yum even though we switched up the recipe a tad bit.. Added our one salsa mix and different cheeses .. Sour cream and onion on top and presto!!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 31, 2013

Ok. I expected a stronger lime flavor. May try marinating chicken overnight in the lime mixture.

 

8 Ratings

May 04, 2012

We liked this a lot, especially with the usual added accompaniments (sour cream, green onions, avocado). I think that next time I make this I'll cut up the chicken and go directly to cooking it in the margarita mix because it got kind of too dry by cooking it first. By the time the margarita mix disappears, it leaves a yummy film all over the chicken. I did add some pepper to the finished chicken. Thanks for a great idea for quesadillas!

 
May 31, 2013

Just made these tonight and they had so much flavor! I diced the chicken, covered it in margarita mix, and refrigerated over night. When I cooked the chicken, I added fresh mix right in, along with the lime juice, lemon juice, garlic and I added citrus seasoning. After I baked them, I topped with avocado and sourcream. So good - will definitely make again!

 
Feb 10, 2014

Tried it twice. 2nd time I used skinny girl margarita mix and would not recommend that unless you doctor it up a bit.

 
Aug 24, 2013

Simple and so tasty!

 
Aug 01, 2013

The chicken was so good it almost didn't make it to the tortilla. I seasoned chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder and browned it (high heat) in avocado oil before adding margarita mixture. I fried the Quesadillas (no oil) instead of baking them. I made Pico de Gallo to serve with it along with avocados...very good. Will definitely make again, I think the next time around I'll add some sautéed onions and bacon to jazz it up a bit.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 812 kcal
  • 41%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 87.3 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 4.6 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 38.2 g
  • 76%
  • Sodium
  • 1287 mg
  • 51%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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