Margarita Chicken Quesadillas

Margarita Chicken Quesadillas

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"Margarita mix makes the chicken in these baked quesadillas fantastic! Cut into quarters to serve."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 812 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 812 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 33.6 g
  • 52%
  • Carbs:
  • 87.3g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 38.2 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 88 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 1287 mg
  • 51%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Stir margarita mix, lemon juice, lime juice, and garlic powder together in a large bowl.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess oil from chicken. Pour margarita mixture into the skillet with chicken; simmer until most of margarita mixture is evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer and drain chicken to a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Layer 4 tortillas with chicken, Cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese; top with remaining 4 tortillas. Place the prepared quesadillas, 1 or 2 at a time, on a large baking sheet.
  5. Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining quesadillas; cut into quarters to serve.
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Aleejks
5/9/2012

Yum yum yum even though we switched up the recipe a tad bit.. Added our one salsa mix and different cheeses .. Sour cream and onion on top and presto!!!!

Marianne
5/4/2012

We liked this a lot, especially with the usual added accompaniments (sour cream, green onions, avocado). I think that next time I make this I'll cut up the chicken and go directly to cooking it in the margarita mix because it got kind of too dry by cooking it first. By the time the margarita mix disappears, it leaves a yummy film all over the chicken. I did add some pepper to the finished chicken. Thanks for a great idea for quesadillas!

Shanna May
5/31/2013

Just made these tonight and they had so much flavor! I diced the chicken, covered it in margarita mix, and refrigerated over night. When I cooked the chicken, I added fresh mix right in, along with the lime juice, lemon juice, garlic and I added citrus seasoning. After I baked them, I topped with avocado and sourcream. So good - will definitely make again!