Crock Pot Chicken Quesdillas


The first time I had a quesadilla I was about 8 or 9 years old, sitting on cracked vinyl seats in a booth at a Friendly's restaurant. I was with my friend Cassidy and her mom. I think it was Cass who ordered the quesadilla. I had never heard of one before and my picky childhood self would not voluntarily order something I hadn't tried before.

I remember when the waitress sat down the plate. A huge flour tortilla with grill marks, cut like a pizza and orange cheese oozing out the sides with two small cups of salsa and sour cream on the side. Honestly, I was still a bit hesitant. I don't know if it was Cass or her mom that told me to try it, but I did. And I believe that was the moment I realized I was in love with cheese.

Crock Pot Chicken Quesadillas
Source: A Cookaholic Wife creation
Yield: 5-6 quesadillas
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    • 1 package (10 count) tortilla shells
    • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 10 oz. jar salsa
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup water
    • sour cream for topping

1. Place the two chicken breasts in the crock pot and cover with half of the jar of salsa. Add 1/4 cup of water and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until the chicken falls apart when pierced with a fork.
2. Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium heat.
3. Spoon some of the chicken mixture (about 4 tbs.) onto one tortilla, sprinkle with cheese and top with another tortilla shell.
4. Place the quesadilla in the pan and cook for 60-90 seconds on each side.
5. Cut into slices and serve with sour cream and additional salsa for dipping.
6. Repeat with remaining tortilla shells. 

Since the crock pot does most of the work for you, this is really easy to put together on a busy weeknight after work. Adding the salsa was a great way to get flavor into the chicken.  Next time I think I'll heat each tortilla in the skillet for 30-45 seconds before putting anything on it. Once cut, the quesadillas were a bit flimsy and made it difficult to dip in sour cream.

1 comment:

  1. super easy and super yummy! thank you!


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