Hey, ya’ll! So I can finally (sort of) eat solid foods again. Tonight, I decided that I wanted to make something quick, easy, and super flavorful. Hubs was wanting a Mexican night, so I thought quesadillas would be good.
These quesadillas are super flavorful, and the chicken was soo juicy and perfectly seasoned. I loved the simplicity of using just onions and red bell pepper to “beef up” the filling. It took me less than 30 minutes to make these suckers, from start to finish.
*Please excuse the terrible photo quality. I’m operating from a cell phone!
Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
Ingredients (for 2 whole quesadillas)
- 4 whole wheat flour tortillas (I used Mission brand)
- 2 thin boneless, skinless chicken breast
- Yellow onion
- Red bell pepper
- Olive oil
- Shredded cheese of your choice (I used Mexican blend)
- Spray oil or butter for cooking quesadillas
- Garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika
Heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
Season both sides of the chicken breasts generously. You can use a seasoning ratio of your choice. I tend to use equal amounts of everything except the paprika. I use a little less paprika.
I wasn’t kidding. Generously season those suckers.
Next, throw your chicken breasts into the preheated skillet. Cook for about 4 minutes each side, or until thoroughly cooked.
Look at the gorgeous crust on these! Yum!
Set chicken aside. Do not clean the pan.
Slice your veggies. Usually, I would cut the onion and pepper into fajita strips, but since I am having issues chewing, I diced them. Throw these guys into the pan, adding more olive oil if necessary.
While the veggies are cooking, shred or cube your chicken. I chose to shred. I think shredded chicken works a little better in a quesadilla.
Once the veggies are cooked to your liking (I prefer soft, hubs prefers slightly crunchy), remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.
This time, I very carefully took a paper towel and wiped an excess oil out of the pan.
Now it is time to assemble the quesadillas!
Melt some butter (or use cooking spray, but I like the crust butter gives) and lay one tortilla in the pan.
Layer the filling on top of the tortilla in this order: Cheese, chicken, fajita veggies, cheese, another tortilla.
I eyeballed the cheese. I used a little more for hubs, but probably used a little more than 1/4 c. for mine. I wasn’t necessarily trying to be hyper healthy here. I missed food, guys! We’ll call this a YOLO meal? Whatever. I’m not mad.
This is what the lovely butter can do for your tortilla.
Yummm. I paired this with some fat free refried beans, Cholula, and salsa. Because I could.
I was so hungry, I totally forgot to take a picture of the plated quesadilla…..Sorry about that…..
What’s your favorite quick fix dinner?
Tell me in the comments below!