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Spicy Quesadilla Wedges with Pico de Gallo
Spicy Chicken Quesadilla Wedges with Pico de Gallo
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
These Spicy Chicken Quesadilla Wedges with Pico de Gallo are always the perfect treat.  Whether you make them as an appetizer, snack or meal, they're always perfect every time.  The quesadillas are served with a tasty and delicious pico de gallo.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 543 kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More
Ingredients
  • 8 flour tortillas 6 to 8 inch tortillas
  • 3 cups monterey cheese can use cheddar cheese if you prefer
  • 2 scallions
  • 16 oz black beans rinsed and drained
  • 16 oz corn rinsed and drained
Chicken
  • 2 lb skinless chicken breasts cooked and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • salt to taste
Veggies
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced or chopped, whichever you prefer
  • 1 white or yellow onion sliced or chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
Pico de Gallo
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • 3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1 jalapeno chopped
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Pico de Gallo
  1. Chop roma tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, garlic, scallions and cilantro. Place all ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Squeeze lime over mixture.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Mix all ingredients together. With the back of a spoon, gently press down on mixture to flatten. 

  3. Cover bowl with saran wrap and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.  Stir Pico de Gallo one more time before serving with quesadillas. 

Veggies
  1. Preheat skillet pan at medium heat.  Add oil to pan and swirl pan to distribute oil evenly.  Saute green pepper, onion and jalapeno over medium high heat until vegetables soften up a little bit.  Add garlic and cook for a minute.

Chicken
  1. Mix all dry seasoning (chili powder, cumin, paprika, ground red pepper) together. Sprinkle seasoning and a little salt over both sides of chicken breasts. 

  2. Add a little oil to pan and swirl to distribute oil.  Add chicken breasts and cook on each side over medium heat for about 7 minutes or until fully cooked through. 


     Cube chicken and set aside.

Quesadillas
  1. Take one flour tortilla and top with a layer of cheese, vegetables, chicken, some black beans, some corn, scallions and more cheese. 

  2. Top with another tortilla and set aside.

  3. Assemble the rest of the quesadillas and ingredients.


    Will make 4 Quesadillas.

  4. Heat a large pan or griddle over medium heat.  Spray with non stick spraying oil. 

  5. Cook one or two quesadillas at a time for a minute or two.  With a spatula, carefully flip quesadilla over and cook for an additional minute or two until nice and crispy brown on both sides.

  6.  When done, place Quesadillas on cutting board and cut into wedges or quarters. 

  7. Place on individual plates with Pico de Gallo or large platter for all to enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Can also serve with sour cream orĀ avocado cilantro sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Chicken Quesadilla Wedges with Pico de Gallo
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 543 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 906mg 38%
Potassium 452mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 42.1%
Vitamin C 58.7%
Calcium 73.3%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.