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Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

 Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped (about 1-1/2 cups)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup sweet corns
  • 5-6 tbsp chipotle sauce
  • 2-1/2 cups boneless chicken, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds, roasted and crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 6  flour tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Salsa, for serving (optional)

 Chicken Quesadilla2


  1. Marinate chicken slice with chipotle sauce, salt, cumin, and lemon juice for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until soft, . Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir in the marinated chicken. Cook until chicken changes its color and cooked through, stirring often,  Stir in the scallions, red peppers corn and cilantro. Keep warm.
  3. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Lay a tortilla in the pan and heat until hot to the touch but not crisp. Flip the tortilla over, then sprinkle  the cheese evenly over top, Spread a  chicken mixture over half of the tortilla, fold the tortilla over to cover the filling and form a half-moon shape.
  4. Cook until the tortilla is crisp and golden and the cheese is melted. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Let the quesadillas rest a few minutes to allow the filling to set, then cut into wedges. Serve with sour cream, salsa and lime wedges, if desired.

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