Rooster quesadillas loaded with tender hen cooked in flavorful salsa verde and gooey cheese. These quesadillas are so good, it’s onerous to eat only one. I’m severe, these are that good! Leap to the Rooster Quesadillas Recipe
The Finest Rooster Quesadillas
Quesadillas are made with tortillas — flour or corn — which might be crammed and folded whereas being cooked on a scorching floor. No matter is contained in the tortilla heats up and, if there may be cheese, it melts and the outside of the tortilla turns into toasted. (In case you don’t eat cheese, do this vegan queso. Both spoon a bit over the hen or serve it as a dip on the facet.)
You should use store-bought tortillas or selfmade. I significantly love this gentle flour tortilla recipe when making quesadillas. You too can use selfmade corn tortillas, that are additionally wonderful.
Right here in the USA, we’re used to seeing quesadillas made with flour tortillas and virtually all the time see them full of some type of cheese. In Mexico, the place quesadillas originated, the kind of tortilla used and whether or not or not there may be cheese concerned depends upon the place you might be. For these straightforward hen quesadillas, we love the mix of flavorful, juicy hen and a gentle melting cheese like queso de Oaxaca or Monterey Jack.
Making the inexperienced chile hen quesadillas
The hen for these quesadillas is so flavorful and quite simple to make. We use the identical methodology as our common shredded hen, however swap the poaching liquid in that recipe with a inexperienced tomatillo based mostly sauce. We’ve used this selfmade salsa verde to make it in addition to store-bought inexperienced enchilada sauces and have cherished all of them. In case you do purchase your sauce, we’re keen on the Hatch model in addition to the Frontera pouches. (Make enchiladas! We use a inexperienced chile based mostly sauce to make these inexperienced hen enchiladas.)
Whichever sauce you do resolve on, the tactic for making the hen is identical:
- Warmth about 2 cups of the sauce in a saucepan over medium warmth
- Add the hen (I like hen thighs, however hen breast works, too)
- Modify the warmth in order that the sauce simmers very gently across the hen
- Cook dinner till the hen may be very tender, 20 to half-hour
- Shred the cooked hen with two forks
As for the meeting, you can also make a full quesadilla by stacking two tortillas on prime of one another with the filling and cheese between them or you are able to do what we did in our video and add the hen and cheese to 1 facet of a tortilla after which fold the opposite facet on prime. I just like the folded methodology because it makes consuming the quesadilla simpler.
A heavy-bottomed pan or skillet works properly for cooking quesadillas — suppose forged iron pan, heavy stainless-steel skillet or the extra conventional comal (a flat griddle utilized in Mexico, Central America, and components of South America).
Extra quesadilla recipes: Crave-worthy vegetable quesadillas and inexperienced chile breakfast quesadillas.
I fortunately eat quesadillas straight from the pan, however listed here are some choices for serving:
Inexperienced Chile Rooster Quesadillas
Rooster quesadillas loaded with tender hen cooked in flavorful salsa verde and gooey cheese. These quesadillas are so good, it’s onerous to eat only one. I’m severe, these are that good!
Watch Us Make the Recipe
You Will Want
6 medium to giant flour or corn tortillas, see our selfmade flour tortilla recipe
3 cups shredded inexperienced chile hen, recipe beneath
8 ounces gentle melting cheese like queso de Oaxaca or Monterey Jack, shredded (about 2 cups)
Spray oil or oil brushed onto pan
Contemporary cilantro and lime wedges, for serving
Inexperienced Chile Rooster
3 kilos boneless hen thighs or hen breast
2 cups inexperienced enchilada sauce or salsa verde, strive our roasted tomatillo salsa recipe
Salt to style
- Make Rooster
- Make Quesadillas
This recipe makes about 5 cups of shredded hen. This recipe ought to make sufficient hen for six quesadillas (possibly extra). Retailer leftover hen in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as three days or within the freezer for as much as 1 month.
Mix hen and enchilada sauce (or salsa) in a big heavy-bottomed saucepan.
Flip warmth to excessive, convey to a boil, after which decrease the warmth in order that the sauce simmers very gently across the hen.
Partially cowl the pan with a lid, after which prepare dinner till the hen is cooked via and really tender, 20 to half-hour.
Switch the hen to a reducing board. When it’s cool sufficient to deal with, use two forks or your fingers to shred the meat.
Stir the shredded hen again into the sauce. Style the hen, after which, if it wants it, season with salt.
Warmth a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium warmth. Calmly spray the pan or brush it with oil, after which place one tortilla down into the pan.
Unfold about 1/3 cup of cheese over the tortilla after which spoon about 1/2 cup of shredded hen onto one half, shaking the hen flippantly in order that a lot of the extra sauce falls again into the saucepan.
Rigorously fold the tortilla in half, after which use a spatula to press the highest down in order that it stays folded. Cook dinner till the underside is toasted, about 2 minutes.
Rigorously flip the quesadilla and prepare dinner till the second facet is toasted and the cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Switch the quesadilla to a reducing board and reduce in half. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.
Preserve cooked quesadillas heat in a 200° Fahrenheit oven whilst you end making the remaining quesadillas.
Adam and Joanne’s Ideas
- Add any leftover hen to rice bowls, tacos or salad.
- Vitamin details: The diet details supplied beneath are estimates. We’ve got used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.
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Vitamin Per Serving: Serving Dimension 1 quesadilla / Energy 444 / Complete Fats 19.7g / Saturated Fats 8.8g / Ldl cholesterol 127.7mg / Sodium 1003.7mg / Carbohydrate 31.9g / Dietary Fiber 1.7g / Complete Sugars 3.9g / Protein 34.6g