Make yourself a dang quesadilla thanks to Home Chef! This deceptively simple meal goes all in on flavor and comfort, but goes light on cleanup! Major win-win there. The feisty taco seasoning for the chicken packs a nice punch, while fresh tomato pico de gallo comes correct with freshness and just a touch of heat.
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You Will Need
Medium Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
Prepare the Ingredients
Peel and halve onion. Cut halves into ¼" dice.
Cut six rounds from pointed end of jalapeño. Seed, remove ribs, and mince remaining jalapeño.
Cut tomatoes into ¼" dice.
Halve lime. Juice half and cut remaining half into quarters.
Pat chicken breasts dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into ¼" strips across width. Sprinkle with taco seasoning and toss to coat.
Cook the Chicken
Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add chicken strips to hot pan and stir occasionally until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 8-10 minutes.
Remove from burner. Season with a pinch of pepper.
Assemble the Quesadillas
Place three tortillas on prepared baking sheet.
Divide chicken strips, cheese, a pinch of onion (reserve remaining for pico de gallo), and ½ tsp. minced jalapeño (reserve remaining for pico de gallo) equally on top of tortillas.
Top with remaining tortillas.
Bake the Quesadillas
Lightly coat top tortillas with cooking spray and cover with foil, then stack a second baking sheet on top. Place a casserole dish or heavy oven-safe pan on top of baking sheet to "press" quesadillas as they cook.
Bake in hot oven until cheese is melted and quesadillas are warm throughout, 18-20 minutes.
To cook quesadillas on the stovetop, place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil to hot pan. Working in batches, place two or three quesadillas in pan (there should be no overlap). Cook until golden brown, 2-4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas, adding 1 tsp. olive oil for each batch.
Remove from oven and rest 2 minutes.
While quesadillas bake, make pico de gallo.
Make the Pico de Gallo
In a mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, 3 Tbsp. onion, 2 tsp. lime juice, remaining minced jalapeño (to taste), and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir occasionally while quesadillas bake.
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, cutting each quesadilla in quarters and garnishing with jalapeño rounds. Serve sour cream and pico de gallo on the side for dipping. Squeeze lime quarters over quesadillas if desired. Bon appétit!
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