Recipe by Crisco® Olive Oil
"These quesadillas are perfect for dinnertime, lunchtime - even party time!"
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CRISCO® No-Stick Cooking Spray
cooked chicken, finely shredded
tomato salsa, plus additional for serving
freshly ground black pepper
8 (8 inch)
1 1/2 cups
Jalapeno Jack or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
fresh cilantro, minced
I loved it. My family of picky eaters ate every last bite. To add more zing I added extra chili powder. Also, to make the quesadilla easier to flip, I cooked it in a frying pan on high heat rather than in the oven, same result. I'll probably use a little less mayo next time, mayo seems to add an elusive sweetness. But it was delicious, and I'm holding onto this recipe.
The temperature made it a little too crispy for me--I would do it again, but on 350 or lower. It was also a little bland, but I'm from Louisiana, so others may not think so. A little Tony's and you're good to go.
Delicious! I followed the lead of the previous reviewer and used the stovetop to heat and flip these, mainly because I had just cooked the chicken there and didn't want to heat up the oven without necessity. I used sour cream in place of the mayo. Husband came back for seconds...enough said ;) Will definitely make again.
I used sour cream instead of mayonnaise and after I flipped the quesadillas over, I sprayed them with cooking spray and then salted them. And of course I added fresh sliced avocado on the top.
Mmmm! This quesadilla was really good! I only made one, so I just eyeballed all of the ingredients. I left out the salt (really doesn't need any with all of the great flavors). I added sauteed peppers and onions to the mix because I love veggies in my quesadillas. I may reduce the heat next time because at 450 my tortillas started to brown on the edges, which I didn't care for. I had a hard time flipping this quesadilla, too. I ended up putting a dinner plate over top of it and flipping over the cookie sheet, sliding it back on the cookie sheet with ease. I just cubed some chicken breast that I grilled with Mrs. Dash Lime Fiesta seasoning rather than shredding the meat. This is an easy, quick recipe that I will use again, for sure.
Absolutely wonderful. I used our homemade salsa, uncooked tortillas so they were super fresh, and heated these on a skillet.
After trying this we won't go back to plain chicken & cheese quesadillas again. The only thing I changed was I substituted pico de gallo for the salsa. Yummy! Thanks for sharing!
I used homemade salsa and reduced fat sour cream instead of mayonnaise. This turned out to be a good quick kind of dinner for the boys. To make it a little heartier, I served it with Cilantro Lime Rice and homemade refried beans.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Southwest Chicken Quesadillas
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 335
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