You all know by now that our family is a huge fan of Taco Tuesday. Our usual fare is ground turkey tacos with a side of buttermilk cornbread but sometimes I mix it up and we’ll have fish tacos with chipotle mayo, crock pot chicken tacos or our family’s favorite baked creamy chicken taquitos.
Looking for a new Taco Tuesday recipe to try (and another way to use rotisserie chicken), I found this knock-off recipe for Taco Bell quesadillas. The reviews on these chicken quesadillas boasted five stars and the recipe was an easy one—a double win. I did have to pick up a jar of sliced jalapenos but everythign else I had on hand.
Yes, our fridge is always stocked with American cheese slices. Don’t judge.
True to form, these Taco Bell chicken quesadillas were easy. I did use a mix of Colby-Jack cheese rather than the separate cups of shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack. And like I mentioned earlier, I went with rotisserie chicken instead of the chicken tenderloins. I think it added to the delicious flavor of these chicken quesadillas.
And delicious they were. In fact, when I got home later that night (I left Nathan in charge of Taco Tuesday), the entire family RAVED about the quesadillas.
I’m pretty sure it was my family’s most favorite Taco Tuesday EVER.
These chicken quesadillas are definitely going in our menu rotation. They might even nudge out those ground turkey tacos. (Mom, you can thank me later.)
What you’ll need for the original recipe:
Minced jalapenos, slices
Jalapeno juice, from minced jalepenos
Shredded cheddar cheese
Shredded monterey jack cheese
Previous pinned & prepped recipes:
- Southern peach cobbler
- Oatmeal chocolate coconut chewy cookies
- Salted caramel butter bars
- Hello Dolly bars
- Brown sugar & balsamic-glazed pork loin
- Brussels sprouts with bacon & walnuts
- Glazed doughnut muffins
- Crock pot chicken tacos
- Brownie cookies
- Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
- Copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets
- Slow cooker angel chicken
- Slow cooker chicken & dumplings
- No-bake peanut butter s’mores bars
- Tomato basil Parmesan soup
- Chocolate chip cookie n’ Oreo fudge brownie bar
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