Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Guacamole

A simple Mexican snack food.  A basic quesadilla is an uncooked tortilla folded over with a variety of fillings like cheese or even meats, beans or potatoes.  The folded tortilla is heated on a hot comal (griddle) or fried.

Recipe By: Recipe by Chef Joseph Cacace
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    • 8 6 inch flour tortillas
    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Filling:
    • 6 boneless chicken thighs, grilled until just cooked through. Then sliced into » inch pieces
    • 2 Serrano or jalapeno chilies grilled, skin removed, seeds removed and minced
    • 4 scallions coated lightly with oil, salt and pepper and grilled until lightly browned
    • 12 oz grated Chihuahua or Jack cheese
    • Juice of 1 lime
  • For the guacamole:
    • 1 ripe avocado
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1/2 jalapeno seeded and minced
    • 2 sprigs cilantro, finely sliced
    • red onion minced


Lay 4 of the 8 tortillas on a flat surface and distribute the filling evenly. Cover each with another tortilla, forming a sandwich.

For the guacamole
Lightly mash the avocado, add all the remaining ingredients and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cut each quesadilla into quarters, garnish with the guacamole and serve.

To cook the quesadillas

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a nonstick sauté pan on medium heat for 2 minutes, or until the oil ‘shimmers’. Place a quesadilla gently into the pan. When it has browned on one side, gently flip with a spatula. By the time the other side is brown, the quesadilla will be heated through and the cheese will have begun to melt around the edges.

Repeat for all 4 quesadillas.
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