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These Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas make great use of leftover shredded chicken for an incredibly delicious appetizer or tasty meal.
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Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

These Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas make great use of leftover shredded chicken for an incredibly delicious appetizer or tasty meal.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 quesadillas
Calories 612kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil I used avocado
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 4 tablespoons chipotle in adobo minced
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken white & dark meat
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 handful cilantro roughly chopped
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 24 ounces mexican blend cheese shredded (sharp cheddar, monterey jack, asadero, queso blanco, etc.)
  • Serve with sour cream lime, cilantro, avocado, etc.

Instructions

  • In a large pan over medium heat, heat the oil and cook the onion until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or so until fragrant. Add the chipotle peppers and the diced tomatoes with their liquid. Stir frequently and cook until the sauce thickens and the liquid has mostly evaporated, about 20 minutes. Stir in the chicken, green onions, and cilantro. Reduce heat to low just to keep mixture warm.
    These Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas make great use of leftover shredded chicken for an incredibly delicious appetizer or tasty meal.
  • Heat a clean grill on medium heat. I like to put a touch of oil in the pan to make the tortilla extra crispy, but that's not necessary and is a matter of preference. Place tortilla on hot grill, cover with a layer of cheese, and then spread some of the chicken chipotle mixture over half. Once the cheese has melted, fold the tortilla over to make your quesadilla. Repeat with remaining tortillas. You can keep them all warm in the oven until you're ready to serve. Allow them to rest for a couple minutes before slicing to ensure everything doesn't ooze out.
    These Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas make great use of leftover shredded chicken for an incredibly delicious appetizer or tasty meal.
  • Serve with fresh lime slices, sour cream, avocado slices, extra cilantro, and an ice cold beer or a margarita (or a beergarita).

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Nutrition

Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1393mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1115IU | Vitamin C: 10.7mg | Calcium: 821mg | Iron: 2.9mg