Delicious Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

By Carmen Beckett

Quick recipes are the key to a busy woman’s sanity! There’s nothing better than unwinding at a table full of loved ones who are utterly amazed at how delicious the meal you just served tastes. In their minds, they wonder how you’re able to do it all.You work hard, you love hard, and you cook hard. Or so they think!

I can’t tell you how much of a lifesaver easy recipes have been for me! This is why I shouted
for sheer joy when I found this amazing chicken quesadillas recipe that even has a video to go along with it as a step-by-step guide. Since trying it, this meal has been a complete staple in my household. I don’t know if it’s the tender, cheesy texture or the amazing, zesty flavors that always have my family BEGGING for more! Enjoy.


  • 1 lb chicken thighs
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • Pinch of cumin (optional)
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 8-10 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • Mexican cheese blend
  • Smoked Cheddar, finely shredded
  • Smoked Gouda, finely shredded
  • Guacamole, salsa, sour cream (optional)

  1. Mix the seasonings together.
  2. Season chicken thighs generously with the seasoning (you may not need all of it)
  3. Heat a buttered skillet over medium heat.
  4. Cook thighs about 6-8 minutes per side or until juices run clear.
  5. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels and let cool.
  6. Cut or shred the chicken into small pieces and place in a large bowl.
  7. Toss in the diced tomatoes.
  8. Add butter to a grill pan over medium heat and place a tortilla in the center.
  9. On one side of the tortilla, add an even layer of Mexican cheese blend, followed by a layer of chicken mixture and then a layer of smoked cheddar and smoked gouda.
  10. Fold the other half of the tortilla over to cover the cheese and chicken. Press down on the quesadilla with a spatula.
  11. Let it cook until the cheese has melted. Reduce heat if needed.
  12. Serve hot with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.

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