If you had one type of food that you had to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mine would be Mexican food. I can’t get enough of tacos, quesadillas, taquitos, burritos. You name a Mexican dish and I assure you, I’d be happy to eat it. And these Grilled Chicken Fajita Quesadillas will be at the top of that list!
I love chatting with people and finding out what they like/dislike and what makes them tick. In my previous life (before my son was born), I worked in Human Resources. It’s funny, because when I tell people that, they all laugh and say “I totally see that!” I really love to engage with people. Meeting friends for coffee or to walk the loop around the lake is perfect fellowship for me.
🐔 Meal Preparation
We have an amazing Mexican restaurant near our home that serves the most yummy fajita quesadillas. Unfortunately, those are not cheap – but I am. So I challenged myself to make my own so I would quit dreaming of theirs. I had Spence ready to do the taste test! They passed with flying colors!! Spencer bit into these and said that ours beat the restaurant ones hands down! Awww, melt mom’s heart right there!
🔥 Cooking Instructions
These quesadillas come together so quick that you are going to want to add them into your regular menu rotation! The heavier workload came from the grilled chicken prepared ealrier in the week!
Step One: Preheat your skillet to medium high and add the olive oil. While the pan heats up, slice the peppers and onions and then add them to the heated skillet. Arrange them and then leave them alone for 6-7 minutes. This will allow them to get that beautiful caramelized brown color and flavor that we want. If you move them too early, you won’t get that.
Step Two: While the onions and peppers are cooking, slice or cube up the grilled chicken. This is a great recipe to make your meat stretch as far as you need it too! If you only have one chicken breast left, just shred it to make the meat stretch further.
Step Three: Once the peppers and onions are almost finished, add the chicken and the quesadilla seasoning mix (see recipe in recipe box below) to the pan. Mix this together to bring all those flavors together and then remove it from the pan. Wipe out the pan.
Step Four: In the cleaned-out pan, add the butter. Let it melt and then add one flour tortilla. Add one half of a cup of the onions, peppers, chicken, and seasoning mix. Sprinkle on ¼ cup of cheese and add another flour tortilla on top.
Once you remove it from the pan, place on cutting board and serve with sour cream and guacamole.
Grilled Chicken Fajita Quesadilla
- 1/2 tsp Cumin ground
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 Chicken Breasts grilled and sliced
- 1 Red Pepper sliced
- 1 Onion sliced
- 1 cup Shredded Cheese quesadilla or taco mix works great
- 1 tbs Butter
- 1 tbs Olive Oil
- 4 Flour Tortillas
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir. Store extra seasoning in an airtight jar.
- Heat cast iron pan on a medium high heat. Add olive oil when hot. Add onions and red pepper and saute for about 5-7 minutes until caramelized.
- Add chicken and heat through.
- Mix fajita seasoning with 1/2 cup of water. It should be just enough to cover the veggies and chicken. Add to pan and heat through. The water will evaporate quickly.
- Remove all food from pan and wipe out with a paper towel.
- Add butter to pan over medium high heat. Place tortilla in cast iron pan and layer chicken, onion and peppers and cheese to only one side and fold over.
- Heat through and allow bottom of the tortilla to brown. Flip over with a large spatula and cook 1-2 minutes more. Remove from heat and slice up. Serve with sour cream and guacamole.