Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas are filled with ooey, gooey melted cheese and shredded chicken in a lightly toasted tortilla. The combination will create a fiesta in your mouth!
Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas are the second installment in my series featuring Slow Cooker Shredded Fiesta Chicken, which was my last blog post and which you can find the recipe to here on my site. Slow Cooker Shredded Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas are one of those meals that always seem to be a hit, no matter how fussy the eater may be. Perhaps it has something to do with the melted cheese smothered between tortillas or the shredded chicken with the tasty Mexican flare, coupled with sautéed onions and peppers. I mean, seriously, what’s not to like!!?? It sounds like a definite winner to me. I think that you will find that even the pickiest of eaters will LOVE these Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas!
Once you have made the slow cooker shredded fiesta chicken, there are just a few more ingredients that you need to add for the quesadillas. Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas are one of my favourite ways to use the chicken mix. These are great to make during the work week when you’re busy and time to prepare dinner is limited. These quesadillas are so easy to put together, and in no time at all you and your crew will be enjoying a batch!
Before you can put these bad boys together, you need to add a few ingredients to the Slow Cooker Shredded Fiesta Chicken. These additions are really going to kick these quesadillas up a notch, guaranteed! Feel free to get creative here as well. I’ve supplied the ingredients that my family likes in quesadillas but you can certainly add in things like jalapenos or subtract/substitute if you aren’t a fan of black beans, for example, you could use a different type of bean. The type of tortilla you use is entirely your choice as well. I know that there are many different varieties of tortillas so feel free to try different ones.
I will be showcasing more recipes later on using slow cooker shredded fiesta chicken as a base as the possibilities are endless of what you can do with it once it’s been slow cooked and shredded. Fiesta Chicken Quesadillas are just one of the ways it can be used. Are you ready to enjoy some for yourself?? Well, let’s get cooking then!
- 2 Cups Slow Cooker Shredded Fiesta Chicken
- 1 15oz Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 Cup Corn, frozen
- 1 Cup Onions, diced
- 1/2 Cup Anaheim Peppers, diced
- 3 Cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 Can Green Chilies
- 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
- 1 Lime, juiced
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 Cups Slow Cooker Shredded Fiesta Chicken Mix
- 4 10" Tortillas
- 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1/2 Red Onion, sliced finely
- 4 Tbsp Ranch Dressing
- 2 Tsp Taco Seasoning
- 2 Tbsp Cilantro, Fresh Optional
In a large non-stick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and peppers, cook for 3-5 minutes until softened, add in the garlic and continue cooking for another minute. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Be sure to combine them all together nicely. Allow the mix to cook for about 15 minutes more.
Combine the ranch dressing and taco seasoning in a small bowl and set aside. Lay the tortillas flat and evenly spread the ranch dressing mix over the four tortillas. Evenly divide the Slow Cooker Shredded Fiesta Chicken Mix between the four tortillas, on one half of the round and then add the remaining toppings, the shredded cheddar should be the last addition and again, evenly divided between the four tortillas. Fold the tortillas in half and gently press down to seal together. Using a large, non-stick skillet that has been sprayed with cooking spray, add the tortillas in, 2 at a time, and cook for 2 minutes, then flip them over and continue cooking another 2-3 min until they are golden brown and crispy. Transfer to a plate and keep warm until the other 2 tortillas are done. Serve these with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.
Here is the link to the recipe for the chicken……..