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by Verna Shelton
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Great recipe for (Better Than) Taco Bell Quesadilla Copycat. I found the popular copycat recipe that everyone seems to be using and/or posting and tried it, but I found the quesadilla sauce to be too sweet and heavy on the cumin so I adjusted amounts to my liking and thought it was much closer. Anyone can make a chicken quesadilla.
To begin with this particular recipe, we must prepare a few components. You can have (better than) taco bell quesadilla copycat using 20 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you cook it.
The ingredients needed to make (Better Than) Taco Bell Quesadilla Copycat:
Make ready 4 burrito sized flour tortillas (10")
Make ready 1 tbsp melted butter - divided
Take for the quesadilla sauce:
Take 1/2 cup mayonnaise
Make ready 2 tsp finely minced pickled jalapenos (i.e. jarred)
Make ready 2 tsp jalapeno juice (from the jar)
Take 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
Take 1/2 tsp paprika
Make ready 1/4 tsp ground cumin
Prepare 1/4 tsp sea salt
Prepare 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Get 1/8 tsp garlic powder
Get 1/8 tsp chipotle chili powder (optional)
Take for the quesadilla filling:
Make ready 2 cup chicken breast - cubed to about 1/2"
Get 1 tbsp olive oil
Prepare 1 tsp taco seasoning
Make ready 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese - shredded
Take 1 cup monterrey jack cheese - shredded
Make ready 4 slice american cheese
Well, actually, I never had any food from Taco Bell. (Better Than) Taco Bell Quesadilla Copycat step by step. In a small bowl mix together all ingredients for quesadilla sauce until well combined. Not many meals beat a taco bell chicken quesadilla night! This recipe fires on all cylinders to get your taste buds excited.
Steps to make (Better Than) Taco Bell Quesadilla Copycat:
In a small bowl mix together all ingredients for quesadilla sauce until well combined. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour for flavors to blend.
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and taco seasoning. Stir to coat and cook until chicken is cooked all the way through. Set aside. SHORTCUT: Use precooked chicken. Cube just under 1/2" and just heat in skillet with seasoning until warmed through. This is one way I use up leftover rotisserie chicken!
Heat a 12" skillet over medium low heat (I moved my chicken to a bowl, and rinsed out and dried the skillet I used for it). When skillet is heated, brush one side of one flour tortilla with about a teaspoon of melted better. Place buttered side down in skillet.
On one half of tortilla, sprinkle 1/4 cup of EACH shredded cheese, 1 slice American cheese torn into pieces and 1/2 cup of chicken in even layers. On opposite half of tortilla, the "empty" side, spread 1-2 tbs of quesadilla sauce (depending on how saucy you want it, I used 2tbs lol).
Allow to cook opened until cheese begins to melt around the edges. Fold sauce half of tortilla on top of filling half. Gently press down on quesadilla with back of a spatula to squish everything together. Continue cooking on first side until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip, press and cook 2 minutes more for a lightly golden finish on both sides (Longer for a darker finish if you want).
Repeat with remaining ingredients for 4 quesadillas. As each is finished, transfer from skillet to a plate to rest a few minutes before cutting. Cut each quesadilla into 4 pieces (I used my pizza cutter), serve and enjoy!
A dumping ground for everyone to post, try, and critique recipes from your favorite restaurants, counters … This copycat Taco Bell Quesadilla Sauce comes together in just a few minutes, so it's easy to fit in while you're making the rest of your meal. We make a batch of this quesadilla sauce whenever we meal prep any kind of Mexican food. It's also just as delicious on burrito bowls and it makes an amazing creamy taco sauce recipe. For the Sauce: Homemade Creamy Jalapeno Sauce (Taco Bell Copycat Sauce); For the Assembly: Chicken- can use grilled chicken, fried, slow cooker chicken, or any other favorite cooked chicken recipes. Spice things up and season chicken breasts.
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