“Chicken Quesadillas. It’s a pet peeve of mine. A quesadilla is a tortilla with cheese. If you put chicken in it, it ceases to be a quesadilla. It’s like putting a slice of cheese between two buns and calling it a hamburger. BUT in an effort to show that I can conform, on occasion, I will (with fear and trembling) be making Chicken Quesadillas tonight!” This was my Facebook status before the first time I made these!
My niece wrote back and said, “Well, if you wanna get all technical, Wikipedia says that a quesadilla is a corn tortilla with primarily cheese and other ingredients, like cooked meat or vegetables. So you know….if we were being technical…”
To which I responded, “Wikipedia wasn’t born in Mexico!” Ha! Well we had a fun little discussion. In the end my experience with Quesadillas in Mexico was that it was strictly a tortilla grilled with cheese. But I did venture out and make these non-quesadilla quesadillas that my family absolutely loves. I had to admit they were pretty good!
Chopped Chicken (I used frozen fajita meat.)
Cilantro, Tomatoes, Green onions and
Herdez Salsa Verde
Enjoy it hot right off the griddle!
Next time I’m going to try adding a little crumbled bacon–yum!
- Flour Tortillas
- Cheddar Cheese
- Chopped Chicken (I used frozen fajita meat.)
- Cilantro, Tomatoes, Green onions and
- Herdez Salsa Verde
- Lightly fry the first side in butter over medium heat.
- Then flip the tortilla over and while the second side cooks quickly top half of the tortilla with the ingredients.
- Fold it in half and continue cooking until the tortilla is crispy, the cheese is melted and the ingredients are hot!