Easy Chicken Quesadillas and Sauce

Easy Chicken Quesadillas and Sauce

 

I honestly don’t know anyone that doesn’t like quesadillas, so this one is always a winner. I was searching for a good Taco Bell quesadilla sauce recipe (fancy…) and the one I came up with definitely doesn’t taste like theirs, but… I actually like it better, so I’ll call it a win! I altered a sauce recipe I found from Food.com, so check out their original if you’re interested!

I baked chicken for the quesadillas and used a homemade taco seasoning sauce recipe I found from allrecipes.com because I didn’t want to bust open a whole pack of seasoning just for a small amount of baked chicken. Use your own seasoning or prepackaged-either way, they turn out great!

Ingredients

Taco Seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Dash of chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Gaelic powder
  • Dash of salt

Quesadilla

  • Chopped backed chicken (or any other meat or protein if you’d like!)
  • Taco size flour tortillas
  • Shredded quesadilla cheese
  • Shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Vegetables (optional)
  • Salsa for serving (optional)
  • Sour cream for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all ingredients and storing in the refrigerator until serving.
  2. Fully cook all meat or protein.
  3. Preheat a large skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Sprinkle quesadilla cheese on one half of a tortilla.  Add chicken, then sprinkle mild cheddar cheese on top of the chicken.  Fold the tortilla over the cheese and chicken.
  5. Add the quesadilla to the pan and brown one side of the quesadilla.  Flip the quesadilla over and brown the other side.
  6. Enjoy with quesadilla sauce, salsa, or sour cream.
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