Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5

This recipe is perfect for getting the whole family involved with meal prep! Kids will love making these edible creations. And with only six main ingredients, you can rest easy knowing clean up will be a breeze!


Pat chicken dry.

Grill/ Pan option: Slice thighs in half and coat chicken with Al Pastor Seasoning. Follow seasoning packet directions.

Baking option: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Coat chicken with Al Pastor Seasoning. Place on non-stick baking sheet. (Thighs are fattier and do not require anything to prevent sticking.) Bake for 6-7 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Note: cutting too soon will release the natural juices and dry it out.

For the tortillas: Place the same grill pan back over medium heat. Lay tortilla flat in the pan and layer with cheese, jalapeños, and chicken. Fold tortilla in half and cook on one side until lightly browned and cheese begins to melt.

Flip tortilla and cook the other side until golden brown.

** Optional: Substitute Organic Al Pastor Seasoning with La Preferida Organic Taco Seasoning.

Chef La Pref tips:

  • Al Pastor means “shepherd style” due to the fact that the technique was brought over by Lebanese immigrants to Mexico. The flavors evolved to incorporate native spices, chilis, and fresh pineapple.
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