Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
by Mona Sotomayor on Nov 08, 2023
Craving something simple and utterly delicious for dinner? You're in for a treat because we're about to take your taste buds on a little adventure. Savour the bold and vibrant flavours of Mexican cuisine minus the fuss.
Say hello to your new dinner time favourite: Chicken Quesadillas!
We get that life can be a whirlwind, especially for busy supermums. That's why we created this recipe that's sure to be your trusty dinnertime sidekick! Serve up a hearty, mouthwatering meal with minimal effort. Think of it as a tasty shortcut to flavour-town guaranteed to impress even the pickiest eaters.
Even better? This easy-peasy recipe is a nutritional powerhouse for your little ones. Packed with lean protein, veggies, and ooey-gooey cheese, your munchkins won't have any trouble cleaning up this healthy goodness.
Especially if they come served in our We Might Be Tiny Snackies! These durable and shatter-proof silicone bowls aren't just cute; they're game-changers for parents everywhere. 100% food safe and sporting eye-catching designs, Snackies are oven, microwave, and dishwasher friendly - taming mealtime messes and making cleanups a breeze.
Ready to dive into the good stuff? Keep reading for the complete Chicken Quesadillas recipe, plus some genius ideas for serving. Trust us, you'll be amazed at how something so simple can turn into a full-blown fiesta.
Why Chicken Quesadillas Should Be Your Top Pick
Alright, busy mums, we know you're always on the lookout for meals that satisfy your family's cravings and fit seamlessly into your packed schedules. So let's break down why Chicken Quesadillas are the perfect go-to option:
- Kid-Friendly and Parent-Approved. Elevate 'Taco Tuesdays' to a new level of deliciousness: tender chicken, melted cheese, and that burst of freshness from the spinach and salsa, all wrapped in a warm tortilla. Expect demands for seconds and thirds!
- Customisable to Every Palate. Got a little one who loves veggies but turns their nose up at spinach? No problem! This culinary masterpiece is fully customisable. You can swap or add ingredients to cater to your kiddos' preferences. Replace your greens with lettuce, add mozzarella, switch the cheese to a non-dairy option, or toss in some extra salsa for a zesty kick. The possibilities are endless!
- Quick and Effortless Prep. Feeding tiny tummies doesn't have to be stressful or time-consuming. Whip up a satisfying meal even on the busiest days with this mighty easy recipe. In fact, it's so simple to make that even your kids can get in on the fun!
- Mum & Mini Chef Moments. Making these Chicken Quesadillas is almost as much fun as eating them! It takes only 15 minutes to make, so it can serve as an excellent bonding activity that encourages your kids to be more responsible in the kitchen while exploring a variety of textures and flavours. This simple, step-by-step recipe is a golden opportunity to empower tiny hands to take over and develop a love for food. Let them help identify and wash the veggies, grate the cheese, and assemble each serving - simply gather all the ingredients beforehand, and you’re good to go! Now, that’s a clever way to get fussy eaters excited over dinner.
- WMBT Snackies — Elevating the Experience. Watch your toddler's eyes light up when you serve your Chicken Quesadillas in various Snackie shapes. Thoughtfully designed to encourage children to interact positively with food, this award-winning silicone snack box adds fun with every bite.
Double the Delight with These Tasty Dips
Looking to level up your already tasty dish? It’s a universally known fact that kids love to eat with their hands, especially when there’s a side-serving of sauce to smear on their smiling faces. Here are some irresistible dips that perfectly complement this Mexican cuisine staple:
- Pico De Gallo or Salsa. Add texture to your Chicken Quesadilla with freshly chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and lime juice. Or, blend the ingredients together in a food processor if your kids prefer the smoother salsa version.
- Creamy Guacamole. A WMBT HQ favourite! Mash up ripe avocados with onions, tomatoes, and some lime.
- Sour Cream. That extra bit of freshness is the perfect companion to your Chicken Quesadillas. Substitute with Greek yoghurt for a protein-rich option.
- Spicy Jalapeño Mayo. Need a bit of a kick to your family meal? Blend fiery jalapeños with creamy mayo for a spicy dip that'll have the grown-ups reaching for more.
Now, let's dive into creating tonight's dinner, shall we?
Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
Prep 15 minutes | Serves 6
- 6 wheat (or corn) tortillas
- 250 g chicken, poached or baked
- 100 g (1 cup) cheddar cheese, grated
- Handful spinach
- In a nonstick pan, warm each tortilla until slightly golden.
- Add salsa on one half, then spinach, chicken, and cheese on the other side. Fold over and heat until the cheese is melted.
- Slice into four portions and serve in your favourite WMBT Snackie.
Hungry For More?
That's all there is to it! If our Chicken Quesadillas ignited your culinary curiosity, guess what? We have more where that came from in our handy "Easy Dinner Ideas for Kids" booklet. It's loaded with more delicious and nourishing recipes guaranteed to please the pickiest kids and the kids at heart.
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