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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 laborious to eat only one. I’m severe, these are that good! Soar to the Rooster Quesadillas Recipe

A plate with chicken quesadillas

The Greatest Rooster Quesadillas

Quesadillas are made with tortillas — flour or corn — which might be 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 little bit over the hen or serve it as a dip on the aspect.)

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

You need to use store-bought tortillas or selfmade. I significantly love this delicate flour tortilla recipe when making quesadillas. You can too use selfmade corn tortillas, that are additionally wonderful.

Right here in america, we’re used to seeing quesadillas made with flour tortillas and nearly all the time see them crammed with some type of cheese. In Mexico, the place quesadillas originated, the kind of tortilla used and whether or not or not there may be cheese concerned relies on the place you’re. 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 fashionable shredded hen, however swap the poaching liquid in that recipe with a inexperienced tomatillo primarily based sauce. We’ve used this selfmade 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 tactic for making the hen is identical:

  1. Warmth about 2 cups of the sauce in a saucepan over medium warmth
  2. Add the hen (I like hen thighs, however hen breast works, too)
  3. Alter the warmth in order that the sauce simmers very gently across the hen
  4. Cook dinner till the hen could be very tender, 20 to half-hour
  5. Shred the cooked hen with two forks
Shredded Green Chile Chicken ready for quesadillas

As for the meeting, you may make a full quesadilla by stacking two tortillas on high 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 high. I just like the folded methodology because it makes consuming the quesadilla simpler.

A heavy-bottomed pan or skillet works properly for cooking quesadillas — suppose forged iron pan, heavy stainless-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.

Serving them

I fortunately eat quesadillas straight from the pan, however listed below are some choices for serving:

Inexperienced Chile Rooster Quesadillas

  • PREP
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Rooster quesadillas loaded with tender hen cooked in flavorful salsa verde and gooey cheese. These quesadillas are so good, it’s laborious to eat only one. I’m severe, these are that good!

6 quesadillas

Watch Us Make the Recipe

You Will Want

For Quesadillas

6 medium to giant flour or corn tortillas, see our selfmade flour tortilla recipe

3 cups shredded inexperienced chile hen, recipe beneath

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
  • This recipe makes about 5 cups of shredded hen. This recipe ought to make sufficient hen for six quesadillas (perhaps 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, convey 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 prepare dinner till the hen is cooked via and really tender, 20 to half-hour.

    Switch the hen to a slicing 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.

    • Make Quesadillas
    • Warmth a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium warmth. Evenly 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.

      Rigorously fold the tortilla in half, after which use a spatula to press the highest down in order that it stays folded. Cook dinner till the underside is toasted, about 2 minutes.

      Rigorously flip the quesadilla and prepare dinner till the second aspect is toasted and the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Switch the quesadilla to a slicing board and minimize in half. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.

      Hold cooked quesadillas heat in a 200° Fahrenheit oven when you end making the remaining quesadillas.

Adam and Joanne’s Suggestions

  • Add any leftover hen to rice bowls, tacos or salad.
  • Diet details: The diet details supplied beneath are estimates. We’ve got used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

For those who make this recipe, snap a photograph and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We like to see your creations on Instagram and Fb! Discover us: @inspiredtaste

Diet Per Serving: Serving Measurement 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

AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher


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