When I was working full time as a photographer at my last job, I would sometimes come home and just want to make a quick, easy and satisfying meal, and not labor over dinner. My go-to was always Chicken Quesadillas. They are so easy to make and SO delicious. What makes these quesadillas stand out are a few things:
1. I season my chicken with salt, pepper, and most importantly, Smoke Paprika. The flavor of smoked paprika is incredible on chicken….it gives it a pseudo-grilled taste and flavor which I think is to die for.
2. I use super thin sliced chicken breasts, so that when I sauté them to cook them, the don’t dry out, and they remain tender and moist. *also the key is to allow the chicken to rest 10 minutes after sautéing so that all the juices can get re-absorbed and not drip out.
3. The combination of the chicken, cheese, scallion, tomato and cilantro really makes for a perfect flavor combo. Pairing this with Sour cream is my favorite, but you can also pair it with my Guacamole or my Tomatillo Salsa.
Love the look of Mexican mise en place - so colorful and fresh!
Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas
Delicious and easy Chicken and Cheddar Cheese Quesadillas with Tomato, Scallion and Cilantro