Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla Copycat

No need to leave the house when you have a perfect copycat recipe on hand!

Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla (Copycat) #copycat #chicken #tacobell #recipe

I love Taco Bell Chicken Quesadillas so much. It used to be my go-to combo meal to get and I've made this recipe over and over again. I think I finally got it to where I liked it, so I have adjusted the old recipe from 2010 to reflect the changes I've made. I combined the old sauce recipe with another person's recipe and then tweaked it a little by what I felt tasted more authentic.
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. :)

What you need:
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise or Greek yogurt
  • 2 to 3 pickled sliced jalapenos
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. taco seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
For the quesadillas:
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 4 chicken tenderloins, seasoned with salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook in a skillet with a little oil until browned and cooked through. Shred or chop in bite size pieces.
  2. Put all sauce ingredients in a small bowl, stir until smooth.
  3. Preheat skillet over medium heat. One at a time, lay tortilla into hot skillet. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of each shredded cheese on one side of the tortilla.
  4. Add 1/4 cup chicken over cheese on tortilla.
  5. On the empty half, spread 1 tbsp. sauce.
  6. Fold over and press gently with spatula. Cook until cheese is melted.
  7. Serve sliced into 4 pieces.
Original Fantastical Recipe for Sauce
Quesadilla Recipe from Food

1 comment :

Sara said...

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