As You Like It Peppery Quesadilla

Lois Miller


Inspired by our love of Mexican cuisine - and quick and easy snacks.

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The bold flavors in this recipe make for one memorable meal. We chose a combination of pepper jack cheese, jalapeno pepper, chicken and avocado for our first quesadilla at bat... and it was a home run! Before serving, we added pepper jelly, salsa and sour cream to taste. De-lish! The Test Kitchen


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15 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese
  • 1 jar(s)
    hot pepper jelly
  • 1 pkg
    monterey jack cheese with jalapeno peppers
  • 1
    jalapenos, fresh
  • 2
  • 1 pkg
    cooked chicken pieces
  • 2 pkg
    flour tortillas
  • ·
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise mixed with chopped cilantro
  • 1 jar(s)
    medium salsa
  • 8 oz
    sour cream
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, chopped

How to Make As You Like It Peppery Quesadilla


  1. Cut pepper jack cheese into thin slices. Chop cilantro and mix into mayonnaise. Peel and slice avocados. Dice jalapeno. Put each in separate dishes, including sour cream in separate dish (on the side).
  2. Heat enough oil to cover bottom of skillet. Spread mayo on tortilla and place mayo side-up in skillet. Arrange pepperjack cheese, chicken and avocado on top. Place another tortilla on top. Cook til browned and crispy (about 2 minutes). Flip over, using spatula, and brown other side. Remove from pan and cut into quarters using pizza cutter. Also spread cream cheese and hot pepper jelly; chicken, jalapeno and salsa; or any combination as you like it.

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About As You Like It Peppery Quesadilla

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

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