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10 Minute Enchilada Quesadillas from The Food Charlatan
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10 Minute Enchilada Quesadillas

Try this 10 minute chicken quesadilla recipe for days when you have no time. Enchilada soaked rotisserie chicken goes into a cheese quesadilla.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 861kcal
Author Karen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken
  • 10 ounce or larger can enchilada sauce
  • 8 tortillas
  • 3-4 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • butter for frying optional
  • chopped cilantro optional
  • sliced avocado to garnish

Instructions

  • Add the chicken to a bowl. Open the can of enchilada sauce and pour some over the chicken. I used not quite half the can. (Keep in mind you need the rest for dipping, so don't go crazy.) Stir the chicken to coat.
  • Let the mixture sit for a few minutes so that the sauce has a chance to get friendly with the chicken.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon butter to the pan. Or don't. It's delicious to use butter, but you will still get a nice crispy quesadilla on a dry pan.
  • Place one tortilla on the hot pan and immediately sprinkle with cheese. Anywhere between 1/4 and 1/2 cup is fine.
  • Use a spoon to add some of the chicken on top of the cheese. Spread evenly. Sprinkle on some chopped cilantro if you want.
  • Sprinkle with more cheese, 1/4 to 1/2 cup, depending on how much of a cheese fanatic you are.
  • Top with another tortilla.
  • Continue cooking over medium heat until the bottom is light brown and crispy. Use a spatula to flip the quesadilla, and repeat on the other side.
  • Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  • Serve with the remaining enchilada sauce for dipping. You can heat it up in the microwave if you want, or serve room temperature.
  • Serve with chopped cilantro and sliced avocado.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 861kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 61g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 2179mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1322IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 711mg | Iron: 4mg