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Are you stressing about your dinner plans tonight? Try to make easy, delicious, and creamy cheesy chicken quesadillas! It kicks up a notch with the crispy tortilla, juicy chicken, and creamy bechamel sauce. With simple ingredients, you can make everyone asking for more!

Creamy Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword banana cheese, bechamel, chicken, creamy, quesadilla, tortilla
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Large Chicken Thighs bite size pieces, skinless & boneless
  • 8 Tortillas
  • cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
  • tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • Sea salt
  • Blackpepper

Instructions

  1. Melt ½ tbsp butter in a pan over medium heat. After the butter is melted and hot enough, add the chicken thighs and cook for about 3-5 minutes then sprinkle salt and black pepper. After that flip the chicken and continue cooking for about 3 minutes until all the sides of the chicken turn golden brown. Set aside and put it in a bowl.

  2. In the same pan, add the remaining butter. After melted, add the flour and toast until the flour turn a little bit golden.

  3. Add 1/4 part of the milk while mixing so there is no lump on the saucepan. Once blended, add the remaining milk in 1/4 part increments, mixing well after each addition, until all the milk is used and sauce is free from lumps.

  4. After that, add the cooked chicken thighs and stir until mix well. Add salt and blackpepper if necessary. Set aside.

  5. In a cleaned pan, toast tortilla over low heat, sprinkles about 1/5 cup cheddar cheese and about 1/5 cup mozzarella cheese.

  6. Add 1/4 of the bechamel chicken on top of the cheese and sprinkle it with 1/5 cup cheddar cheese and 1/5 cup mozzarella cheese again. Cover it with tortilla.

  7. Toast until the edges of the bottom tortilla change color to light brown. Turn the quesadilla over slowly then toast for another 3 minutes.

  8. After 3 minutes, turn off the heat then transfer the creamy cheesy chicken quesadillas into a cutting board then cut it into four parts.

  9. Toast another 3 quesadillas with the same steps.

  10. Creamy cheesy chicken quesadillas are ready to serve.

  11. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Use any cheese you have on hand or any size tortillas.
  • You can also use other types of meat here.
  • Make sure to use high-quality cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. We always make sure not to use processed cheddar cheese, because it usually tastes saltier.
  • You may use chicken breast. The chicken thigh is usually juicier and more flavorful.
  • If you like, you can use one tortilla and fold the tortilla in half.
  • Store leftover quesadillas in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat it, use a non-stick pan over medium heat. You can also use a microwave to heat the quesadillas. The heating time is about 1-2 minutes.