Chicken Cheddar Quesadillas With Tomato And Corn Salsa

Macrayla Evans

By
@phalanmac

Came across this recipe who knows where and it has been my husbands favorite and mine ever since!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

TOMATO AND CORN SALSA INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 c
purchased medium chunky salsa
1 c
frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/4 c
chopped red onion
1/4 c
chopped fresh cilantro
season with salt and pepper to taste

QUESADILLA FILLING INGREDIENTS

2 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 lb
chicken tenders
4 Tbsp
olive oil divided
2
large garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 c
chopped red onion
6 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro set aside
6
burrito size flour tortillas (11 inches in diameter)
3 c
packed grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 12 oz.)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make Tomato and Corn Salsa:
Stir salsa, corn, 1/4 cup red onion, and 1/4 cup cilantro in small bowl to blend. Season salsa to taste with salt and pepper.
2
To Make Quesadilla Filling:
Sprinkle chicken with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
3
Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
4
Add garlic and 3/4 cup red onion and sauté 1 minute.
5
Add chicken and sauté until chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.
6
Sprinkle half of 1 tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese.
7
Place 1/6 chicken mixture on top of the cheese
8
Sprinkle with 1tablespoons cilantro and another 1/4 cup cheese.
9
Fold tortilla in half.
10
Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese, chicken mixture, and cilantro.
11
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in each of 2 heavy large skillets over medium-high heat.
12
Place 2 quesadillas in each skillet.
13
Cook quesadillas until brown and cheese melts, about 2 to 4 minutes per side.
14
Transfer quesadillas to work surface and cut into wedges
15
Arrange on platter; serve with the tomato and corn salsa, sour cream and guacamole.
16
Note: In a rush? To make this recipe take even less time substitute the chicken tenders with a pre-cooked chicken from the store following all of the above steps except just cooking the chicken long enough in the frying pan to warm it.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy