Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chicken Popper Quesadilla

In between all the Easter candy you might want something real to eat this weekend! This is easy to fix, perfect for lunch and tastes delicious. I'm always happy when I have pinned something and it turns out better than expected. The idea came from Plain Chicken Blog. I made it to suit our tastes. I'm excited to make it for company this weekend. I'm sure the kids will be happy with plain cheese quesadillas but for the adults I want to step it up a notch!

Chicken Popper Quesadillas
1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
2-3 tablespoons of salsa (I used Pace's Original Medium)
chopped cooked chicken, grilled is good or a rotisserie chicken is an excellent choice
chopped pickled jalapenos
flour tortillas
Mix whipped cream cheese and salsa together to taste--you don't want it too runny. Spray tortilla with cooking spray and cook one side till just brown and crisp. Remove to cutting board and spread cream cheese and salsa mixture on half of brown tortilla. Sprinkle chicken on top then top with chopped jalapenos. Use a little or a lot. Fold tortilla and return to hot pan and brown both sides of tortilla.Cut in thirds and serve with salsa. This was easy and delicious. Try it.
[Printable Recipe]

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Cakelaw said...

This sounds really tasty. Have a great Easter Cindy!

Anonymous said...

yes! please do come and live near by and have tea and cake - that would be lovely! as long as you bring some of these wonderful quesadillas - you would be very popular!
Mary x

Deb A said...

I love snacky food and could probably live on it alone! Have a Happy Easter Cindy! Deb

Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl said...

You had me at "Popper". What a fun twist on a quesadilla!

Jenn Erickson said...

Mmmm...that's my kind of lunch! I love jalapeno poppers, but the deep-fried thing doesn't really jive with my desire for a smaller dress size. I love this idea of getting that same spicy/creamy taste in a quesadilla and with the added protein from chicken!


Amber @ said...

If I liked jalapenos I would be on board to eat one of these, but my husband loves them so I can make it for him :) Thanks for linking up to Sweet & Savory Saturdays #6!

~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

Unknown said...

YUMMM! Great idea....we love quesadillas and are always looking for new ways to eat them...thanks for sharing this one!
Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling