Chicken quesadillas

    55 min

    This is a great recipe for parties. I freeze the leftovers; they reheat quite well. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with soured cream and salsa.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 450g skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced
    • 1 sachet fajita seasoning
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 green peppers, chopped
    • 2 red peppers, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 10 flour tortillas
    • 500g grated Cheddar cheese, divided
    • 1 tablespoon diced, cooked bacon

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the grill. Grease a baking tray.
    2. Toss the chicken with the fajita seasoning, then spread onto the baking tray. Place under the grill and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the centre, about 5 minutes.
    3. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    4. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the green peppers, red peppers, onion and chicken. Cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
    5. Layer half of each tortilla with the chicken and vegetable mixture, then sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese and diced bacon. Fold the tortillas in half and Place onto a baking tray.
    6. Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until the cheeses have melted, about 10 minutes.

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    IV just made these, they were very nice, I put mine standing up in some ramekins to stop the cheese from running out while in the oven  -  25 Jul 2016


    Excellent Quesidillas! Just wanted to gives a heads up on two issues. First, most fajita mixes contain MSG (some people are adverse to this, understandably) Here is a good mix recipe: 3 Tbsp. cornstarch 2 Tbsp. chili powder 1 Tbsp. salt 1 Tbsp. paprika 1 Tbsp. sugar 2-1/2 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp. cumin Preparation: Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into an airtight container.Makes the equivalent of 3 packets of commercial or purchased Fajita Seasoning Mix. Also, to crisp a tortilla; spread tortilla with butter before baking or wet with a bit of water. Awesome recipe!  -  09 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Pretty good, but I made these again and changed things a bit and liked it better. I omitted the bacon, instead of green peppers I used green chili peppers, used green onions and made my own fajita type seasoning that was not as spicy. Used two tortillas instead of folding one, brushed lightly with butter then grilled on the griddle about 3-4 minutes per side. Turned out perfectly browned and crispy, not dry at all. Served with a mixture of sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. Thanks for the initial idea.  -  13 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)