Santa Fe Chicken Quesadillas

Mexican Food is my favorite type of food, no ifs ands or buts about it!

Last week, I chopped off part of my thumb and had to get it sewn back on. My husband was on travel for work, so my parents so kindly offered to let me stay with them until he got back to help me out with my two young, wild, crazy and adorable children while my thumb was on the mend. I love my parents, and I love visiting my “home.” Its funny. Even though we grow up, get married, have kids and create our own lives, it seems, at least for me, that when I walk into the doors of my parents’ house, its almost as if I never left. Even though I am a mom, sometimes I just need MY mom. It was so nice to feel “taken care” of while I was in some pretty intense pain.

The moment my kids and I walked in the door, my mom immediately said, “What can I make for you? What are you craving? What will make you feel better?” Hearing those three sentences made me cry. I just love my mom. I knew exactly what I wanted. I have had this idea in my head for a while now and just never got around to fixing it up. So I told her what to do and she made me this wonderful, DELICIOUS and absolutely perfect quesadilla. Seriously, it is amazing, unique and filling.

Santa Fe Chicken Quesadilla from chef-in-training.com ...This is absolutely the best quesadilla I have ever had! So many great flavors! #recipe #dinner

Santa Fe Chicken Quesadilla

Santa Fe Chicken Quesadilla from chef-in-training.com ...This is absolutely the best quesadilla I have ever had! So many great flavors! #recipe #dinner

By Chef in Training Published: March 7, 2013

  • Yield: 1 6-inch quesadilla

This is absolutely the best quesadilla I have ever had! So many great flavors!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Lightly butter one side of each tortilla.
  2. In a small bowl, stir cream cheese and chili powder together until evenly mixed.
  3. Spread 1 Tablespoon on each of the remaining sides of the tortillas.
  4. Evenly sprinkle chicken, black beans, corn, avocado, cilantro and mexican cheese onto on top of the cream cheese mixture of one of the tortillas.
  5. Place remaining tortilla, cream cheese side in, on top.
  6. Cook on low heat until lightly browned then flip over to other side of quesadilla. To get cheese to melt, I place the lid over the pan to trap in the steam and heat while both sides brown.
  7. Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole or whatever you would like.

Enjoy!

Santa Fe Chicken Quesadilla from chef-in-training.com ...This is absolutely the best quesadilla I have ever had! So many great flavors! #recipe #dinner


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  1. I’m going off to college in the fall and I think I’m gonna miss my mom taking care of me all the time! Nonetheless, hope your thumb is feeling better. These look delicious :)

  2. Ouch! I hope you heal quickly, I can’t even imagine how horrible that would feel :( The quesadilla looks AMAZING though, almost worth the cut thumb……umm, maybe not but still, it looks delish, lol.

  3. Dana Morgan

    Wow!! you sure got my attention!! all of my favorite things, black beans, cilantro, avocado….. Oh I seriously can’t wait to try these out. I will make them for my daughter who loves all these things too and she has just returned after 5 months away in Italy.

  4. Shannon

    So very sorry to hear about your accident! So very glad though to hear that you have such an amazing family!