Forevermama's Spicy Chicken Quesadillas Or Burritos
October 24, 2014
"Though this is a recipe for Quesadillas, I've turned them more often into burritos, following all the same ingredients, except rolling the tortilla's burrito-style. When made into quesadilla's, not only are they great for weeknight, weekend meals, appetizer, but they also go over well when bringing them to a potluck. Just slice them like a pizza and place them on a pretty serving platter and I'll guarantee that they'll be gone lickety split."
- Serving Size: 1 (264.9 g)
- Calories 549.7
- Total Fat - 18.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 9.3 g
- Cholesterol - 126.3 mg
- Sodium - 612.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 49.1 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1 g
- Sugars - 29.6 g
- Protein - 46.4 g
- Calcium - 574.8 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 60.8 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Combine chicken and taco seasoning mix in a heavy duty zip-top bag; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours or overnight.
Place chicken in a broiler pan or in a 15 x 10 x 11 inch jellyroll pan.
Broil coated chicken 6 inches from heat (with electric oven door partially open) for 5 - 6 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
In a bowl, combine chicken, cheese, picante sauce, and red peppers; stirring well. Set aside.
Brush 1 side of each tortilla with melted butter; place 2 tortillas, buttered side down, on a cookie sheet. Top each tortilla with about 1 cup of chicken mixture, spreading to edges of tortilla. Top each with a tortilla, buttered side up.
Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown (ovens vary, you pretty much want it done golden done enough where the tortilla shells are not limp and soggy. Cut into wedges. Repeat with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture. Serve immediately.
NOTE 1: If making these into burritos, mound chicken mixture 1/4 of the was down on tortilla's. Turn over short side of tortilla over chicken. Turn both right and left sides of tortilla about 1 inch inches. Roll up cigar style, enveloping the chicken mixture tightly. Place on greased cookie sheet, seam-side down. Brush each burrito with melted butter. Bake until golden brown
NOTE # 2:If you can find Chi-Chi's taco seasoning mix, these will be really good. I have used other taco seasoning brands, but none compare to Chi-Chi's. If you can't find Chi-Chi's in your local supermarket, which is the case for me, it can be purchased through Amazon. If you use Chi-Chi's, note that 2 pkg's are required because each pkg. measures about 1/2 - 3/4 ounces.
Note # 3: If making quesadillas, you may want to add extra cheese to help the mixture adhere and for better results. I normally add more cheese to both the burritos and quesadillas anyway.
Tips & Variations
- Broiler pan or in a 15 x 10 x 11 inch jellyroll pan