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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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
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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.)

Step-By-Step

1To 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.

2To Make Quesadilla Filling:
Sprinkle chicken with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.

3Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.

4Add garlic and 3/4 cup red onion and sauté 1 minute.

5Add chicken and sauté until chicken is just cooked through, about 5 minutes.

6Sprinkle half of 1 tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese.

7Place 1/6 chicken mixture on top of the cheese

8Sprinkle with 1tablespoons cilantro and another 1/4 cup cheese.

9Fold tortilla in half.

10Repeat with remaining tortillas, cheese, chicken mixture, and cilantro.

11Heat 1 tablespoon oil in each of 2 heavy large skillets over medium-high heat.

12Place 2 quesadillas in each skillet.

13Cook quesadillas until brown and cheese melts, about 2 to 4 minutes per side.

14Transfer quesadillas to work surface and cut into wedges

15Arrange on platter; serve with the tomato and corn salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

16Note: 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