Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla Copycat

Update 7/15/16: In the near future, I am hoping to update the sauce recipe. I made it with Greek yogurt to appease Nick (he hates mayonnaise) and it tasted a lot closer to the sauce Taco Bell uses.

Update 12/14/12: Made these again. Somehow the sauce was a little too sweet, so we will try again next time to mess with the sauce. But here are some newer pictures, not taken by my cell phone. :)

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla (Copycat) - because homemade is better! #copycat

What you need:
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. jalapenos, minced or sliced
  • 2 tsp. jalapeno juice from minced jalapenos [I may omit next time, it was a bit too spicy]
  • 3/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 4 chicken tenderloins
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 slices processed American cheese [DEFINITELY omitting next time...it was way out of place.]

Cook chicken in vegetable oil and shred.

Add sauce ingredients to a bowl and stir the sauce until smooth.

Spread a few tablespoons of sauce on half a tortilla. Top with shredded chicken and cheese. 
Fold in half and place in a skillet that has been preheated to medium high.

Brown on each side.

Slice into 4 pieces.
Recipe Source: Food.com

1 comment :

Sara said...

These look great!!!! I love the idea of putting mayo in them. Thanks for sharing.