During all my travels, I try to learn something about the people living in all corners of the planet, about their customs and about the traditional foods they make. When I was in Mexico, I simply loved the quesadilla they make there. I know that you can find quesadilla practically every corner in the US, but it is a totally different thing to eat the stuff they make in Mexico. I have never tasted a more delicious quesadilla, so I had to ask my host for the recipe. Now I am sharing it with you.
Yes, I know, every quesadilla has some sort of meat and cheese in it. But I honestly think that it is all about in the way people in Mexico are mixing the ingredients and the touch they add that cannot be found so easily someplace else. This is the chicken quesadilla recipe I learned during my visit in Mexico, and I simply love making it at home.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups of shredded cheese
- 8 tortillas
- 1 cup of diced chicken meat (baked and seasoned taco style)
- 1 cup of sautéed onions (make sure they are not cooked all the way, just enough to become a bit glass like)
- Sour cream
This recipe is so simple and so delicious that it really makes my mouth water right now. Now here is how you proceed with the ingredients listed above. Take half of the tortillas and put them on baking sheet. Make sure you do not grease the baking sheet, to avoid adding unnecessary fat to your recipe. Spread the ingredients between them in equal parts, less the salsa. Make sure that each of the tortillas placed on the baking sheet has enough ingredients on it. This will be the base for your quesadillas. After you are certain the quantities are more or less equal, cover the mix with the other half of tortillas.
Let the quesadillas cook in the oven for about 5 minutes. My host recommended to have the oven heated at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This way, the quesadillas are made really fast, and there is enough time for the cheese to melt and become just right. When you are done, slice them and pour some salsa or sour cream on them. These quesadillas are so tasty they simply melt in your mouth!