Fast And Easy Chicken Quesadillas Camping Recipe
The goal on camping set-up day: Have a quick and easy lunch that doesn’t sacrifice taste. It may take you a few hours to get to your spot. After arriving it is really easy to do a super simple lunchmeat sandwich but that is predictable and B-O-R-I-N-G ! This Camping Set-Up Day Fast And Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe is just about as simple and waaaaaaay more tasty. Psst we’re compensated…see our disclosures.
On set-up day, we like to keep our first meal fast and easy, including clean-up … That is easy when using Creative Converting 8 Count Round Dinner Plates, Fiesta Grande disposable paper plates! These are so cute featuring chili peppers and bold colors with a fiesta-themed style and they make a statement as a backdrop to this Camping Set-Up Day Fast And Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe.
Camp cooking tip: Use pre-cooked meats so you just have to reheat them when you are camping. Chicken, for example, is easy if you use rotisserie chicken from your grocer’s deli counter. It’s also great to use meats that you cooked at home in a crockpot or on the grill. I like to cook a couple of extra chicken breasts when we are grilling chicken for dinner at home. Once the extra pieces are cooled, I freeze them so they are ready for a quick meal on our next camping adventure. All I have to do is thaw them and reinvent them into the dish of the day.
When doing a theme meal, carry it through with your napkins too! These bold and bright chili pepper lunch napkins are a great addition to the fiesta experience with this Camping Set-Up Day Fast And Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe!
The camping set-up day fast and easy chicken quesadillas recipe
- 1 T butter
- ½ small onion-chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper-diced (adjust this for your “heat tolerance index”)
- 1 tomato-chopped
- 1 grilled chicken breast (season with a little Mexican seasoning when originally cooking)-sliced into thin strips
- Splash of beer or other liquid may be needed
Heat a little butter in a pan, then sauté the onions till tender. Add the jalapeno pepper stirring till combined and slightly softened. Add the tomato and chicken; cook till heated through. NOTE: If you use rotisserie chicken from your grocer’s deli or you did not season the chicken when you grilled it at home, make sure to sprinkle a little Mexican seasoning on at this stage.
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Beer makes a good flavorful liquid
Because you are using pre-cooked chicken, it may be a little dry. If that is the case, just add a little liquid to the pan to provide some moisture. I like to use beer but you can use anything that has a good flavor profile for the dish… Just plain water works here too. On a side note, did you know the history of beer?
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Toast the tortillas
- 2 large tortillas
- ½ c shredded cheddar cheese
While the chicken mixture is heating in one pan, get your second pan going. Use a dry pan (you want to toast the tortilla to a nice and crunchy consistency) and once the pan is heated, place one tortilla in the bottom of it.
Cover the tortilla with the shredded cheese and the heated chicken mixture. Now it’s time to add the second tortilla; just place it on the top of the stack (sort of like a lid.) While your tortilla is toasting, chop your cilantro and peppers for topping.
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Know when to flip it. Add your favorite toppings. Serve.
When the bottom tortilla is crisp and slightly brown, it’s time to flip it. Flipping this might be a bit of a challenge so watch the video to make sure you are prepared for this amazing feat! This is the hard part! Just kidding, it’s not really hard. Slide the quesadilla out of the pan and slice for serving.
- Fresh cilantro – chopped (this is a must in our family, we like a lot so we use a whole bunch)
- Dollop of sour cream (optional)
- Side of salsa (optional)
- Slice up your favorite peppers (optional—this part is for the heat-freaks in your crowd)
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