Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fajita-Style Chicken Quesadillas - $1.24/serving

Fajita-Style Chicken Quesadillas - $1.24/serving

I attempted the Fajita-Style Quesadillas, but modified before I even started - as The original recipe is vegetarian, and I added chicken.  Click here to see the original.  The recipe I stumbled upon comes from - a huge

American site with recipes linked to current available coupons and flyers.  I'm not American though, but the recipes still work!  :)  Now, the original recipes says it make 2 quesadillas, serving 4 people, but maybe we're weird, but we can easily each eat a 6" quesadilla to ourselves, so by adding the chicken to the recipe, it increased the filling enough to make 4 quesadillas, still only serving 4 (1 per person).

Fajita-Style Chicken Quesadillas

1/2 Green Pepper - seeded & chopped $0.41
1/2 Onion - chopped $0.06
2 Teaspoons Vegetable Oil $0.14
8 6" Flour Tortillas $1.52
2 Chicken Breasts - cubed $1.42
Non Stick Cooking Spray $0.25
1/2 cup Shredded Cheese $0.44
1 Roma Tomato - diced $0.31
1/2 cup Salsa $0.42

Total Cost: $4.97 = $1.24 per serving

1. In a large skillet, saute chicken, onion, pepper in vegetable oil, until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are fragrant.

2. Lightly spray one side of 4 tortillas, and place them sprayed side down on a cookie sheet.
3. Add cheese and diced tomatoes to each one.
4. When cooked, divide the chicken mixture onto the 4 tortillas.

5. Top with remaining 4 tortillas and lightly spray each top.

6. Bake in the oven at 450' for about 4 minutes per side - to crisp the tortilla and melt the cheese, heating through.

Using a pizza cutter, I cut each into 4 slices, and served with a good dollop of salsa.  Baking them was easier than frying, and I was able to serve them at the same time.  Easy and delish, I will make these again!