Friday, July 15, 2011

Fajita Quesadillas

This was by far one of the easiest, tastiest, and quickest lunches I have had in a while!  Don't you just love those meals that you can throw together in less than 15 minutes, yet it tastes like you put lots of effort into it?  Well my friends these Quesadilla's are just that!  

One thing I love about Quesadillas is there are so many different flavors that you can stuff inside of them.  Like sweet and spicy chicken or BBQ chicken, but I think that these fajita quesadillas my just be my favorite so far!

Recipe: (Yields 4 Quesadilla's)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into thin strips)
1 pkg Fajita Seasoning
1 green bell pepper (sliced into thin strips)
1/2 red onion (sliced into thin strips)
1 large garlic clove
1 (14oz) can refried beans (you could use black beans also)
1 tsp. Cumin
1-1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
8 fajita sized tortilla

Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Slice the chicken into thin strips and season with the fajita packet.  Cook chicken till no longer pink in the center (about 6-8 minutes).  When the chicken is done, remove it from the pan and set aside.  

Take the remaining oil and place it into the pan you just cooked the chicken in.  When the oil is heated, place the onion and pepper in and saute for about 3-4 minutes.  Now toss in the minced garlic and cook, stirring frequently, for another minute or two.  

While the veggies are cooking,  place the beans and cumin into a bowl, and microwave for 30 second intervals 3-4 times, stirring in between each cycle.  

To assemble, spray the bottom of a skillet (I just wash out the one I cooked the veggies and chicken in) with cooking spray.  Then take about 2 tbsp. of beans and spread them on the first tortilla, topping with a l/3 cup of cheese, some veggies, and chicken, and top off with the other tortilla (spraying the top of that with cooking spray so when you flip it, it doesn't stick to the pan)  You can also put tomatoes, sour cream, corn, pico de gallo, guacamole, or some salsa inside too, to add some extra flavor! Enjoy!


  1. I agree Muriel I am a huge fan of quick meals!!! I love your variations too!

  2. This was my exact dinner a couple of nights ago! We had leftover fajita meat so I made quesadillas. So delicious!

  3. looks like a great weeknight meal!

  4. I love this idea! The flavors look great and this is quick and easy...! Thanks for sharing such a great recipe!

  5. These look delicious! I might need to make some more tortillas just to have some quesadillas. I'm craving them now.

  6. Mmmm another great one Mur! Fajitas in Quesadilla form are a favorite of mine!

  7. These will be a hit - I may just make these for dinner tonight - they look SO good - great post - thanks
    Mary :)

  8. This is what I call an oh so perfect meal!!!

  9. Love this kinda of dinner! Quick and yummy!

  10. I love getting creative with quesadillas! These look wonderful!


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