You have seen quesadillas on Mexican restaurants before, why pay for a meal you can easily make? You can prepare a great Mexican chicken quesadilla, it is a great meal for lunch, and if you are in a hurry it is easy to make, just follow the instructions below. Many of the ingredients may already be in your refrigerator. The following list provides the minimum ingredients, if you don’t find some of these in your kitchen, use your imagination to replace ingredients. Mexican food is versatile, and you can make your own version of this meal.
One pound of diced chicken breast
A can of diced tomatoes
Cooking oil, two spoons
Mozzarella cheese, you can substitute for any cheese that melts
Four flour tortillas
Half spoon of salt, pepper one quarter of spoon
Prepare the meat
Set a non-sticking frying pan on the stove and add the oil, let he pan and oil heat up for two minutes. Toss in the chicken, and the salt and pepper, let the chicken cook until brown, move chicken constantly, do not let the chicken burn.
Lower the stove temperature and add the diced tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Cover the pan and let it cook for ten minutes, stir sporadically to incorporate the tomatoes, cilantro, and onion. Cook until mix has been reduced and turn off the stove, transfer the chicken to a bowl and let it cool.
Making the quesadillas
You may use the same frying pan, and you may need to wash it before using it again to make the quesadillas. If you prefer, you can use a skillet or a flat iron pan.
As an option, you can buy the cheese already shredded, if you bought the cheese as a solid block, just cut slices of it, you do not need to shred the cheese.
Place the skillet or pan on the stove and set it at medium temperature. Wait for a few minutes and check that it is hot (you can sprinkle water on it and it should vaporize).
Place one tortilla flat on hot surface, add one quarter of a cup of cheese on the tortilla (or two couple cheese slices), then add two spoons of prepared meat on the cheese. You will need to do this quickly because the tortilla could burn. Use a spatula turner to lift one edge of the tortilla and fold it over to the other side, once it is folded, use the spatula to flatten the quesadilla so it stays in place then flip it over to cook the other side.
Another option is to add half a cup of shredded cheese on the tortilla, three quarters of prepared meat, and finally place another tortilla on top, use the spatula turner to flatten the quesadilla, then use the spatula to flip it over. If you are afraid you might drop it, place the quesadilla on a plate, cover it with the skillet and then flip all over to make the quesadilla land on the uncooked side.
Use a knife to cut the quesadilla in half, you may sprinkle hot sauce on top or inside the quesadilla. This recipe should produce three folded quesadillas. If you prepared the other version with flat tortillas, you may want to cut it into four parts (to make triangles).
As variations, you could add green onions to the chicken, you can also use corn tortillas, if you prefer. You can vary the meat, use ground meat instead of chicken, the rest of the ingredients can be used as described. Enjoy!