Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Taste: Shredded Chicken Quesadillas


This is one of the most basic and simple chicken quesadilla recipes that you will ever find. I took a recipe I found for easy shredded chicken, added in some cheese and tortillas, and voila! 
Shredded chicken quesadillas that are perfect for a Mexican-styled dinner at home. Pair with Spanish rice, corn, or any other side to create an excellent meal.

Ingredients:
1 lb. chicken breast
1/2 can of salsa
Shredded Mexican Cheese Mix
8 small tortillas
Extra salsa, ranch, or other dipping sauces

Directions:
  1. For the best and easiest shredded chicken you'll ever find, layer chicken breasts into crock-pot. Cover the chicken with the 1/2 can of salsa, or more, if you so choose. Set on low for 8 and a half hours, or on high for 4 hours.
  2. Once designated time has past, remove chicken from crock-pot. The chicken will literally shred itself! (The chicken tastes wonderful by itself and is certainly a healthy alternative to the quesadillas!)
  3. Layer shredded cheese and chicken onto one half of each small tortilla. Add more than you think necessary, as the grilling process will shrink the quesadilla size.
  4. Heat and spray George Forman or other grill of your choice with cooking spray -- I like to use the Olive Oil spray.
  5. Fold tortilla to in half to create a half-moon shape and place in grill. Leave for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  6. Pair with salsa, sour cream, or ranch for dipping.
  7. Enjoy!
Serves 4.

This is literally the easiest chicken quesadilla recipe! It's perfect for the picky eater, for kids, and for adults! This makes a great appetizer or for the main course of a meal. 





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14 comments

  1. This looks so simple and yummy! I haven't tried using the crockpot for shredded chicken yet, but now I will have to!

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  2. I've made quesadillas a few times now, & we love them!! well, any excuse for me to eat Mexican is good for me ;)

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  3. YUM. I still have my crockpot at my mother in law's house and I see all of these recipes and am like CRAP! I need to get that! Hahaa! Xx.

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  4. Easy peasy. Totally need to try this asap!!!! Pinning now!

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  5. YUm!! Homemade quesadillas are so so good!! Cant wait to try this one!!

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  6. Quesadillas are one of my weeknight go tos. These look delicious!

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  7. Love quesadillas but never attempted to make them myself! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  8. mmm I think I know what I'm craving for lunch now!

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  9. We have quesadilla's all the time! Such an easy and delicious dinner. I gave up cheese for Lent and this is one of the things I miss the MOST!

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  10. Yumm! Stopping in from the hop! Love this!

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  11. so going to have to try this one day

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  12. Home made quesadillas are the best!

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  13. I love quesadillas so much! One of my favorite foods! xo

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