Jerk Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Are you ready for something super tasty? My jerk chicken quesadilla is a mix of Jamaican jerk chicken and a yummy quesadilla. It’s really, really good! If you like a little spice or want to try something awesome and new, this recipe is just right for you. Let’s make this delicious dish together. Jerk Chicken Quesadilla

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Who Will Love This Recipe?

This recipe is for people who like tasty spices and a little bit of spiciness in their food. especially chicken quesadilla, you’ll love this recipe! It’s also perfect if you want to make something yummy without too much trouble.

Jerk chicken quesadilla Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning, I use this Helen’s Brand.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)

Directions

  1. Marinate the Chicken: Begin by marinating the chicken breasts with Jamaican jerk seasoning. Coat the chicken evenly and allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for a few hours for a more intense flavor.
  2. Cook the Chicken: In a skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and cook the marinated chicken breasts until they’re fully cooked and have a nice sear on both sides. Remove from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing them into thin strips.
  3. Prepare the Quesadilla: On a clean surface, lay out a tortilla. Sprinkle a portion of shredded cheese on one-half of the tortilla. Add a layer of sliced bell peppers, onions, and the cooked jerk chicken strips. Fold the tortilla in half, pressing gently.
  4. Cook the Quesadilla: In a separate skillet over medium heat, place the folded tortilla and cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown on both sides.
  5. Serve: Remove the cooked quesadilla from the skillet and let it cool slightly before slicing into wedges. Serve hot and garnish with your choice of fresh herbs or a dollop of sour cream.

Kitchen Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

Tips for Jerk chicken quesadilla

  • Leave the chicken with the tasty jerk seasoning for a bit so it can taste super good.
  • Make the chicken and veggies into thin pieces. This way, they cook faster and taste great in the quesadilla.
  • When you fold the quesadilla, press it gently so all the yummy stuff stays inside.
  • Put lots of cheese! That’s what makes the quesadilla so yummy and gooey.

How to Store

If you have any extra, put them in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days. When you want to eat them again, warm them up gently in a pan on low heat.

Food and Drink Pairings

Serve your jerk chicken quesadilla with yummy lobster Caesar salad or coconut rice. And to drink, try a cold glass of Calamansi Juice, Filipino Style is my favorite juice or mango juice. It’s like bringing a bit of the Caribbean to your meal!

FAQ

Can I adjust the level of spiciness in the jerk chicken?

You can choose how much spicy seasoning you want! Begin with a little, taste, and add more if you like it spicier.

Can I use a different type of cheese?

Try different cheeses you like! Pepper jack, mozzarella, or a mix of spicy cheeses can be yummy options instead of cheddar or Monterey Jack.

Conclusion

The jerk chicken quesadilla is really amazing! It mixes the exciting flavors of Jamaican food with the quesadilla we all love. It’s simple to make and tastes so, so good! You should tell your family and friends about this tasty recipe. And if you want more fun recipes, remember to subscribe to our blog.

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Jerk Chicken Quesadilla

Recipe by MamaCourse: DinnerCuisine: CaribbeanDifficulty: Intermediate

Yummy mix of spicy chicken, gooey cheese, and colorful veggies! a tasty meal that's super easy and fast to make. Great for trying a bit of tropical flavor with a little spice!

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 3 tablespoons Jamaican jerk seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 4 large flour tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)

Directions

  • Begin by marinating the chicken breasts with Jamaican jerk seasoning. Coat the chicken evenly and allow it to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for a few hours for a more intense flavor.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and cook the marinated chicken breasts until they're fully cooked and have a nice sear on both sides. Remove from the skillet and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing them into thin strips.
  • On a clean surface, lay out a tortilla. Sprinkle a portion of shredded cheese on one-half of the tortilla. Add a layer of sliced bell peppers, onions, and the cooked jerk chicken strips. Fold the tortilla in half, pressing gently.
  • In a separate skillet over medium heat, place the folded tortilla and cook until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown on both sides.
  • Remove the cooked quesadilla from the skillet and let it cool slightly before slicing into wedges. Serve hot and garnish with your choice of fresh herbs or a dollop of sour cream.

Notes

  • Leave the chicken with the tasty jerk seasoning for a bit so it can taste super good.
  • Make the chicken and veggies into thin pieces. This way, they cook faster and taste great in the quesadilla.
  • When you fold the quesadilla, press it gently so all the yummy stuff stays inside.
  • Put lots of cheese! That's what makes the quesadilla so yummy and gooey.

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