Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas Waffle Maker recipe. These quesadillas are so easy and addictive, you’ll make them again and again. After all, who wouldn’t love a dish that is bursting with flavor and is so versatile?
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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas
These quesadillas are so easy and addictive, you’ll make them again and again. After all, who wouldn’t love a dish that is bursting with flavor and is so versatile?
Makes 4 servings
A store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this recipe really easy, but you can use any leftover chicken.
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
• Fine-mesh sieve
• Baking sheet with wire rack
Pico de Gallo
- 1 cup diced plum (Roma) tomatoes (250 mL)
- 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and diced
- 1⁄2 large onion, finely chopped
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (125 mL)
- 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice (10 mL)
- 8 small (6-inch/15 cm) flour tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cooked chicken (250 mL)
Nonstick cooking spray
Sour cream (optional)
1. Pico de Gallo: Place tomatoes in a fine-mesh sieve set over a bowl or the sink. Season with 1 tsp (5 mL) salt and toss gently. Let drain for 25 minutes, then discard liquid.
2. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, jalapeños, onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season to taste with salt, if necessary.
3. Quesadillas: Preheat waffle maker and preheat oven to 200°F (100°C).
4. Place 1 tortilla on a plate and sprinkle with one-quarter each of the chicken, cheese and pico de gallo, spreading to within 1⁄4 inch (0.5 cm) of the edge. Top with another tortilla.
5. Spray waffle maker with cooking spray. Carefully transfer quesadilla to waffle maker and cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until tortilla is browned and cheese is melted. Transfer to rack on baking sheet and keep warm in preheated oven.
6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with remaining tortillas and filling, spraying waffle maker as necessary between quesadillas.
7. Cut each quesadilla into 4 to 6 wedges and serve warm with sour cream, if using.
If you enjoyed this recipe, be sure to check out my 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes cookbook review which contains a Waffled Veggie Tots recipe, as well as a Crispy Crab Cakes with Chipotle Aioli recipe, both of which I have shared with permission of the publisher. You can purchase 150 Best Waffle Maker Recipes on Amazon.