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Crispy Baked Chicken Fajita Quesadillas

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 3 small or 2 medium chicken breasts, pounded evenly
  • 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning or see note below for fajita spice recipe
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 large bell pepper sliced (any color)
  • 4 8 '' flour tortillas
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 cup shredded cheese Mozzarella, Cheddar, Monterey jacket, Pepper jack, Mexican or taco blend
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400F. Grease a large baking sheet with cooking spray or olive oil and set aside.

  • Place chicken and fajita spices in ziplock bag or large bowl and combine until chicken is fully coated.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large heavy-duty pan for at least 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook on medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Cool for 4-5 minutes then chop into small pieces.

  • Remove chicken from the pan and add the sliced onion and bell peppers to the same pan. Cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly charred.

  • Place the tortillas on the sheet pan and fill each half with 1/4th of the chicken mixture, 1/4th of the bell pepper mixture and 1/4 cup of cheese. Fold and spray with cooking spray.

  • Bake for 10 minutes, flip and bake for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately while hot. We like to dip them in salsa, sour-cream or guacamole. Enjoy!

Notes

To make about 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning: Combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, 1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder, 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper.
Adapted from: RecipeTinEats.Com