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Sweet & Tangy Chicken Quesadillas

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Sweet and tangy chicken quesadillas made with apple butter for a flavorful appetizer or main dish.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
5 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
20 min
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
30 min
Recipe Servings
Servings
4

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds chicken breast or tenders

1 red onion, sliced

1 orange bell pepper, seeded and sliced

1/2 cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter

2 Tablespoons cayenne pepper sauce

4 teaspoons MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Cider Vinegar

8 large wheat tortillas

3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, at room temperature

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Directions 

Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium hight heat. 

Chop the chicken into bite-size pieces and set aside. 

When skillet is hot, add the sliced onions and sear for 2 minutes to soften and char the edges, flipping once. Set onions aside on a plate and and sear the sliced peppers for 2 minutes until slightly charred. Set peppers aside with onions. 

Add butter to the skillet. Once melted, add chicken pieces. Salt and pepper liberally, then brown for 2 minutes per side. Add the apple butter, cayenne pepper sauce, and vinegar. Stir to combine and let the mixture simmer another 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir to coat chicken in sauce. Transfer chicken to holding plate.

Wipe out skillet. Lower heat to medium-low and add the first tortilla to the skillet. Sprinkle tortilla with heaping 1/2 cup cheese. Spread 1/4 of the onions, peppers, and chicken over top. Sprinkle with fresh cilantro then another 1/4 cup cheese. Cover with second tortilla. 

Wait to flip quesadilla until bottom tortilla is golden brown and cheese has started to melt to hold everything together. Place a flat spatula under the bottom tortilla, and another on top of tortilla; then quickly flip the quesadilla. Brown the bottom tortilla, then move to a warming drawer or warm oven to keep crisp. Repeat with remaining ingredients. 

When all quesadillas are cooked, cut into wedges and serve warm.






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