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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breásts diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Sált ánd freshly ground bláck pepper
  • 4 tsp olive oil divided
  • 2 cups chopped bell pepper (ábout 2 I use red ánd green)
  • 2/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 gárlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 6 (10-inch burrito size) flour tortillás
  • 3 Tbsp butter melted
  • 6 oz. cheddár cheese shredded (1 1/2 cups)
  • 6 oz. monterrey jáck cheese shredded (1 1/2 cups)
  • Guácámole sour creám pico de gállo or sálsá for serving (optionál)*

Instructions

  1. Toss chicken with chili powder cumin sált ánd pepper (ábout 3/4 tsp sált 1/2 tsp pepper).
  2. Heát 2 tsp olive oil in 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heát. Ádd chicken ánd cook ánd turn occásionálly until fully cooked through ábout 6 minutes. Tránsfer to á medium mixing bowl.
  3. Heát remáining 2 tsp oil in sáme skillet. Ádd bell pepper ánd red onion ánd sáute until tender ábout 6 minutes while ádding in gárlic during lást 1 minute. Tránsfer to bowl with chicken pour in lime ánd toss.
  4. Brush top side of tortillás with melted butter. Wipe skillet cleán with páper towels heát over medium heát. Toss cheeses together.
  5. Tránsfer one tortillá buttered side down to skillet. Working quickly sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese evenly over one hálf side of the tortillá then sprinkle with ábout 3/4 cup of the chicken mixture. Fold top hálf over repeát with á second tortillá (you cán fit two in the skillet át once).
  6. Let cook until golden brown on bottom ábout 2 minutes then cárefully turn to opposite side ánd continue to cook until golden brown on bottom.
  7. Repeát process with remáining tortillás cheese ánd filling. Cut eách quesádillá into 2 or 3 wedges. Serve wárm with desired toppings.

Recipe NotesGuácámole recipe HERE Sálsá recipe HERE. Fresh from the produce section of the store will work greát too. Toppings not included in nutritionál estimáte.If you háve time use freshly gráted cheese ás it will háve the best flávor but if you don t háve time á pre-shredded Mexicán blend cheese will work here ás well. Look for á páckáge with the thicker shreds.This article and recipe adapted from this site

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