Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo
cheesy, smoky and delicious chicken quesadillas with a gorgeous pico de gallo
Servings: 4 quesadillas
for the quesadillas
- 2 tbsp. butter
- 1/4 tsp. cumin
- 8 flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded smoked or rotisserie chicken divided
- 2 c. sharp cheddar cheese divided
for the pico de gallo (you can always buy store bought if you prefer or don't have time)
- 1/4 c. chopped onion
- 3/4 c. chopped tomato
- 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
- 1 small jalapeño chopped
- 1 tbsp lime juice
for garnish / toppings (optional)
- for garnish / toppings: optional
- 2 avocados
- sour cream
- 2 limes cut into 6 wedges each
Heat a large griddle or 2 frying pans to medium high heat.
Heat the oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit.
Melt the butter and add the cumin, stirring to combine.
Coat one side of each of the eight tortillas with the butter using a pastry brush. Brush the bottom of the frying pan as well.
Place two tortillas butter side up on the pans or griddle. Once they become warm flip both and add 1/4 c. cheese followed by 1/2 c. chicken followed by 1/4 c. cheese to one of the tortillas and then top with the second warmed tortilla. Cook for an additional few minutes until the bottom begins to become crispy, then flip and cook additionally until the second side is also crispy.
Remove from heat and place on a baking sheet in the warmed oven.
Repeat with the remaining ingredients until all four quesadillas are made.
Serve with pico, avocado and sour cream.
Calories: 1075kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 68g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 245mg | Sodium: 1678mg | Potassium: 1223mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2143IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 981mg | Iron: 5mg