Seasoned with honey, garlic, lime juice and jalapeños, this Jalapeño Chicken Quesadilla topped with Honey Guacamole takes lunchtime to a whole new level.
If you love cheese quesadillas, then you’re going to love this Jalapeno Chicken Quesadilla! Because let’s face it – is there anything better than the combination of cheese and carbs?
No. The answer is no. Especially when said carbs come in the form of flour tortillas. And they’re filled with slightly sweet and savory pieces of jalapeno chicken. And topped with a generous helping of honey guacamole. ?
Absolutely nothing better.
Chicken quesadillas have been my life blood at different points in my life. When I was younger, I remember my brothers and I asking my mom to make us quesadillas for dinner all the time.
“Is that all you want? I can make you some soup or something else on the side.”
“No thanks. Just quesadillas.” <– plural
We usually just wanted tortillas and cheese. No meat, no veggies. A sprinkle of salt is all we needed.
Today, I’m getting a little fancy pants in the kitchen and putting a spin on my usual “just cheese” quesadilla. In addition to lots of cheese (which is a MUST when making any quesadilla), I added some chicken that I marinated in lime juice, honey, garlic, jalapeños and a few other flavors.
The honey in the marinade isn’t overtly strong, but nicely compliments the spiciness of the jalapeños. If you’re not a fan of spicy food, you can simply omit the peppers and it’ll still be just as good.
For this recipe, I used store bought burrito-sized flour tortillas, but you can use any tortillas you want. Corn tortillas like my 3-Ingredient Authentic Mexican Corn Tortillas or smaller flour tortillas like my Authentic Mexican Flour Tortillas (White & Whole Wheat Versions) work just as well, though because they’re smaller in size, you may have some chicken leftover.
I also made a super quick and easy Honey Guacamole that may sound a little weird, but is absolutely addicting. It’s perfect for the spring and summer months and the touch of honey in every bite just puts a smile on my face.