Doggone Easy Quesadillas

Disclaimer for the title of this post, our youngest pit-child, Sage hopped on the table to gobble up 1 out of the 2 quesadillas I made for lunch. Apparently she liked them too (enough to bust down the baby gate and hop on the table to get it) The good news is I had enough chicken and veggies to build 2 more quesadillas.

Here's what you'll need

  • 1/2 Medium White Onion, chopped 
  • 2 assorted colored peppers (I chose green and yellow) Sliced thinly
  • 1 lb. organic chicken tenderloins, chopped on a bias or diagonally
  • 1 pack of organic flour tortillas
  • Whatever cheese you have in the house! I love Cheddar, we only had Mozzarella
  • The Grand Trinity of Seasoning (Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder)

Let's go!

1. Fire up that trusty grill pan. I've had mine for almost 3 years it's from Calphalon and it was definitely worth the investment. Use spray oil to coat the pan and lay all your sliced vegetables down on a screaming hot grill pan. Grill on Medium-high for about 8 minutes to soften and get char-marks. Sprinkle generously with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir.

2. Transfer the veggies to a wax paper lined baking sheet so the veggies can rest while the chicken cooks. Cook chicken tenderloins in tact, sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Cook until you see the pink almost gone.

3. In the ingredient instructions I mentioned cutting the chicken at a bias. This is the best cut option for the quesadilla so it can be as flat as possible with chunks in every bite!

4. Lay the tortilla on a plate and on half of it, lay down about a 1/2 cup of chicken all over, then sprinkle a handful of cheese over it, and then top it off with the pepper/onion combo.

5. Brown the quesadilla and let the cheese melt. I even use a heavy pot to place on top to get defined and crispy grill marks.

6. Exhibit crispy grill marks.

7. Transfer quesadilla to clean cutting board or plate to cut.


8. Serve to tiny people with tiny hands! Be warned if you leave them on the living room table, even with baby gates your dogs will be extremely tempted to steal a bite or two because it's so doggone good.

FoodA. Cole