We finally found some shredded CHEDDAR CHEESE at the Austrian grocery store here! It’s often the small things you miss when you’re so far away from home. We thought what better way to use it than to make deliciously cheesy chicken quesadillas! This is just a super simple recipe and takes under 30 minutes to make.
Chicken, cut into cubes and seasoned with taco seasoning
Bell peppers, sliced
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Olive oil (about 1 1/2 tablespoons)
For the guacamole on the side:
couple cherry tomatoes
juice from half of a lime
First, sauté the onions in some olive oil for a few minutes
Add the seasoned chicken
(I made my own taco seasoning and it’s delicious, for the recipe click here)
Once the chicken is almost cooked all the way, add the bell peppers
Cook until bell peppers are tender and chicken is cooked through
In a separate pan, lay down one tortilla and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top, add the cooked chicken mixture, and some jalapeños (I tried to keep it as “healthy” as possible so I avoided using oil in this step)
Cover with the second tortilla, let cook until cheese is about melted, then flip over to the other side
I always like to serve Quesadillas with a side of sour cream and guacamole. I didn’t go all out with the guacamole recipe this time. Instead I just used my chopper and put 1 avocado, a couple cherry tomatoes, juice of half of a lime, salt/pepper, and done!
These chicken rolls are a bit of a spinoff from All Kinds of Yumm. Normally I try and eat relatively clean and healthy but these are definitely a cheat meal! Taste AMAZING and can be easily frozen, which is convenient for busy weeknights, but I do suggest eating them in moderation.
First boil the chicken by placing the raw chicken in a pot of water and boiling it for 15 minutes. – Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through. Then shred the chicken. I find that it is easiest to use a hand mixer. I warn you that this can get messy but it is the fastest and easiest way to shred chicken.
The next step is to add the “sauce” to the chicken. This includes Hot sauce (I used both Tabasco and Valentino hot sauce), Ranch mix (if you make the mix yourself it does make this dish slightly healthier), Mayonnaise (because I used the dried ranch – if you use regular ranch you don’t need this), and finally cheese (not pictured)- any kind. Again I don’t use measurements and just do it based on taste or feeling.
Next roll the chicken in Spring roll pastries.
Place on a baking sheet (slightly coated with oil) and bake for 15 minutes on 200 C. I served it with a sour cream sauce (that includes italian seasoning and fresh garlic)