Rooster quesadillas loaded with tender hen cooked in flavorful salsa verde and gooey cheese. These quesadillas are so good, it’s arduous to eat only one. I’m critical, these are that good! Jump to the Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
The Greatest Rooster Quesadillas
Quesadillas are made with tortillas — flour or corn — which are stuffed and folded whereas being cooked on a sizzling floor. No matter is contained in the tortilla heats up and, if there may be cheese, it melts and the outside of the tortilla turns into toasted. (For those who don’t eat cheese, do that vegan queso. Both spoon a bit of over the hen or serve it as a dip on the aspect.)
You should use store-bought tortillas or home made. I notably love this smooth flour tortilla recipe when making quesadillas. You too can use home made corn tortillas, that are additionally wonderful.
Right here in the USA, we’re used to seeing quesadillas made with flour tortillas and virtually at all times see them full of some form of cheese. In Mexico, the place quesadillas originated, the kind of tortilla used and whether or not or not there may be cheese concerned will depend on the place you might be. For these straightforward hen quesadillas, we love the mixture of flavorful, juicy hen and a gentle melting cheese like queso de Oaxaca or Monterey Jack.
Making the inexperienced chile hen quesadillas
The hen for these quesadillas is so flavorful and quite simple to make. We use the identical methodology as our widespread shredded hen, however swap the poaching liquid in that recipe with a inexperienced tomatillo primarily based sauce. We’ve used this home made salsa verde to make it in addition to store-bought inexperienced enchilada sauces and have beloved all of them. For those who do purchase your sauce, we’re a fan of the Hatch model in addition to the Frontera pouches. (Make enchiladas! We use a inexperienced chile primarily based sauce to make these inexperienced hen enchiladas.)
Whichever sauce you do resolve on, the strategy for making the hen is similar:
- Warmth about 2 cups of the sauce in a saucepan over medium warmth
- Add the hen (I like hen thighs, however hen breast works, too)
- Alter the warmth in order that the sauce simmers very gently across the hen
- Prepare dinner till the hen could be very tender, 20 to half-hour
- Shred the cooked hen with two forks
As for the meeting, you can also make a full quesadilla by stacking two tortillas on prime of one another with the filling and cheese between them or you are able to do what we did in our video and add the hen and cheese to at least one aspect of a tortilla after which fold the opposite aspect on prime. I just like the folded methodology because it makes consuming the quesadilla simpler.
A heavy-bottomed pan or skillet works properly for cooking quesadillas — assume forged iron pan, heavy chrome steel skillet or the extra conventional comal (a flat griddle utilized in Mexico, Central America, and components of South America).
Extra quesadilla recipes: Crave-worthy vegetable quesadillas and inexperienced chile breakfast quesadillas.
I fortunately eat quesadillas straight from the pan, however listed here are some choices for serving:
Inexperienced Chile Rooster Quesadillas
Rooster quesadillas loaded with tender hen cooked in flavorful salsa verde and gooey cheese. These quesadillas are so good, it’s arduous to eat only one. I’m critical, these are that good!
Watch Us Make the Recipe
You Will Want
6 medium to giant flour or corn tortillas, see our home made flour tortilla recipe
3 cups shredded inexperienced chile hen, recipe under
8 ounces gentle melting cheese like queso de Oaxaca or Monterey Jack, shredded (about 2 cups)
Spray oil or oil brushed onto pan
Recent cilantro and lime wedges, for serving
Inexperienced Chile Rooster
3 kilos boneless hen thighs or hen breast
2 cups inexperienced enchilada sauce or salsa verde, strive our roasted tomatillo salsa recipe
Salt to style
- Make Rooster
- Make Quesadillas
This recipe makes about 5 cups of shredded hen. This recipe ought to make sufficient hen for six quesadillas (possibly extra). Retailer leftover hen in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as three days or within the freezer for as much as 1 month.
Mix hen and enchilada sauce (or salsa) in a big heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Flip warmth to excessive, deliver to a boil, after which decrease the warmth in order that the sauce simmers very gently across the hen.
Partially cowl the pan with a lid, after which cook dinner till the hen is cooked by means of and really tender, 20 to half-hour.
Switch the hen to a chopping board. When it’s cool sufficient to deal with, use two forks or your fingers to shred the meat.
Stir the shredded hen again into the sauce. Style the hen, after which, if it wants it, season with salt.
Warmth a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium warmth. Calmly spray the pan or brush it with oil, after which place one tortilla down into the pan.
Unfold about 1/3 cup of cheese over the tortilla after which spoon about 1/2 cup of shredded hen onto one half, shaking the hen calmly in order that many of the extra sauce falls again into the saucepan.
Fastidiously fold the tortilla in half, after which use a spatula to press the highest down in order that it stays folded. Prepare dinner till the underside is toasted, about 2 minutes.
Fastidiously flip the quesadilla and cook dinner till the second aspect is toasted and the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Switch the quesadilla to a chopping board and reduce in half. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.
Hold cooked quesadillas heat in a 200° Fahrenheit oven whilst you end making the remaining quesadillas.
Adam and Joanne’s Ideas
- Add any leftover hen to rice bowls, tacos or salad.
- Diet details: The vitamin details supplied under are estimates. We’ve got used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Diet Per Serving: Serving Dimension 1 quesadilla / Energy 444 / Whole Fats 19.7g / Saturated Fats 8.8g / Ldl cholesterol 127.7mg / Sodium 1003.7mg / Carbohydrate 31.9g / Dietary Fiber 1.7g / Whole Sugars 3.9g / Protein 34.6g