Quesadilla Chicken Sandwich

22 Jun

When my daughter asked for Cilantro Lime Rice for dinner, I knew that I wanted chicken to go with it. I just wanted to come up with something a little different. I really wanted Fiesta Lime Chicken, but neither of my kids is a big fan of how it looks. So, inspired by the Quesadilla Burger at Applebee’s, which I love as well, I decided it might be interesting to put the grilled chicken breasts in tortillas, along with the sauce and shredded cheese used in the Fiesta Lime Chicken. It was a big hit, and I’m sure I will make it again!

Quesadilla Chicken Sandwich

Quesadilla Chicken Sandwich

What you need:

Marinade for chicken:
1 cup chicken broth
1/3 cup teriyaki sauce
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon tequila, optional

Sauce for quesadillas:
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup ranch dressing

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded thin
8 8″ flour tortillas
Butter or olive oil
Shredded Mexican blend cheese

How to make it:

In a small bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients. Place chicken in a gallon size zipper bag or large baking dish and pour the marinade over chicken. Fully coat the chicken in the marinade, seal bag or cover the baking dish, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight.

Remove chicken from marinade, and discard any remaining marinade.  Grill chicken until cooked through juices run clear.

In a small bowl, mix together the salsa and ranch dressing.

Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Spray with olive oil or butter one side of a tortilla. Place it sprayed/buttered side down on the skillet or griddle. Place shredded cheese on the tortilla, then the grilled chicken breast, then the salsa/ranch sauce, and a little more cheese. Spray with olive oil or butter one side of another tortilla, and place it on top with the sprayed/buttered side up. Cook for a few minutes until the bottom tortilla is browned, then flip to cook the other side. Repeat for the remaining tortillas.

Cut the finished sandwiches into fourths (I used a pizza slicer). Each of us ate 2 of the fourths, they were very filling! So, we had plenty of leftovers to enjoy again the next day for lunch.

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