I had to make a couple appetizers for a birthday party and Chicken Quesadillas is one of the ones I decided on. We have this handy dandy quesadilla maker that doesn’t get used a whole lot but works great. I filled the quesadillas with a chicken, pepper, onion and cheese mixture. The recipe is below. I also made my own fajita seasoning instead of buying a mix. Since there is just a little amount of meat mixture in each quesadilla (this is to be able to close and seal the shell), the seasoning mix I made was great because it had a good enough kick to it to be able to taste it. This is a recipe I will most definitely make again. The mixture is also great to freeze and unthaw for future use.
You can also use this filling just like taco meat, in soft taco shells and serve it for dinner.
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasted
1 packet fajita seasoning (homemade version recipe below)
2 green bell peppers, sliced thin
2 red bell peppers, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced thin
10 flour tortillas
1 pkg shredded Coby cheese
Take out your crockpot. Add all ingredients minus the tortilla shells and cheese. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is cooked through and easily shreddable. Shred the chicken with two forks and mix so the seasoning can get to all the chicken. Let cool.
Heat up the quesadilla maker. Place a tortilla on the bottom grill, spread a thin layer of the chicken mixture on the shell within 1/2 inch from the edge. Sprinkle a small amount of cheese over the chicken layer and top with another tortilla. Close the quesadilla maker making sure it latches and cook for 6-8 minutes. Serve with sour cream.
These can also be made ahead and reheated in an 350 degree oven for 5 minutes.
Recipe adopted from Allrecipes.com
Fajita Seasoning Mix
3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp crushed chicken boullion cube
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cumin
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Pour into a small glass or plastic container, seal tightly and store in a cool, dry place. Makes the equivalent of 3 packets of commercial or purchased Fajita Seasoning Mix.
Recipe from About.com