Chicken or Beef Fajita Quesadillas

There are a couple of ways to make these. You can use leftover chicken or beef, or you can grab one of those cheater fajita mix envelopes and cook up some chicken breast. The instructions below are assuming you are making the meat fresh with that cheater mix ;-) If you are using leftover meat, simply cut it into cubes, saute some onion and garlic (like it says in the recipe) in some olive oil, then toss in the meat. Sprinkle with some Mexican seasonings if you like.

My family loves these!

Amanda’s Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 envelope of fajita seasoning
1 tbsp diced onion
1 clove garlic, diced
olive oil
1/4 cup shredded cheddar
1/4 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
4- 8″ flour tortillas

Saute onion and garlic in frying pan until tender. Remove and set aside. Slice the chicken breasts into thin strips. Cook chicken in a little olive oil until no longer pink. Add fajita mix and 1/4 cup water (according to package directions) to chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, add onion and garlic. Simmer for 6-8 minutes.

Remove chicken from pan and dice into small cubes. Have chicken and shredded cheese ready.

Warm a small amount of olive oil over medium heat in a skillet. Remove excess oil and add a tortilla. Cover half of the tortilla with the chicken, sprinkle with shredded cheese. Allow tortilla to cook for a minute then fold over the empty side onto the chicken mixture. Cook for another minute or so, make sure it doesn’t burn. Flip the quesadilla over and cook the other side for about a minute.

Remove to plate and keep warm by covering with another plate or with foil while you cook the other four quesadillas, adding a few drops of olive oil between quesadillas.

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13 Responses to Chicken or Beef Fajita Quesadillas

  1. 1
    Tami says:

    YUM! This is one of my family’s favorites for leftover chicken. I never hear any complaints when I make these.

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    Bridgett says:

    I think anyone would love these and they make dinner super easy and quick. They look delicious!

  3. 3
    carmencooks says:

    Yay, hope you enjoy Tuesdays with Dorie! I think it’s a lot of fun. I hope you like the cake – it’s super delicious and will be a hit with your kids when they come home from school. Good luck!!

  4. 4
    Bunny says:

    I’m bookmarking this, I’ve got lots of chicken in the freezer! Great idea and recipe Amanda.

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    Katherine Aucoin says:

    What a family pleasing meal. Your quesadillas look so savory.

  6. 6
    Maria says:

    We love making these when we are in a hurry. They are so good and easy too!

  7. 7
    Jamie says:

    Those look amazingly delcious!

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    The Blonde Duck says:

    Quesidillas are a staple at my house!

  9. 9
    Candy says:

    WE love quesidillas! Thanks for reminding me to make them.They look wonderful!

  10. 10
    nicole says:

    You have a great blog and your quesadillas look so delicious.

  11. 11
    Katrina says:

    Hope you enjoy TWD! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Can’t wait to hear how your CPT Brownie Cake turns out. I thought the cake was pretty moist!
    The chicken quesadillas look good!

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    Pam says:

    I love Mexican food and these quesadillas look great.

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