Chicken Cheddar Quesadillas With Tomato And Corn Salsa

Macrayla Evans


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


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
10 Min


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  • 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

  • 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.)

How to Make Chicken Cheddar Quesadillas With Tomato And Corn Salsa


  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.

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About Chicken Cheddar Quesadillas With Tomato And Corn Salsa

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

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