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KID-FRIENDLY MANGO CHICKEN QUESADILLAS

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Taco Tuesday is a big deal for us!

Once a week we are guaranteed to make a meal that the whole family will love and that they can build themselves. So when we considered changing it up with quesadillas on the very day that Taco Tuesday fell on Cinco de Mayo … well, we were hesitant to say the least. After all, we had been training for this day for a long time.

Luckily we went with our instinct (or you could say our guts) and decided to live dangerously! These Chicken & Mango quesadillas are beyond easy and are the perfect size for little hands. We kept the heat separate by serving them a lime sour cream and one of our favourite hot sauces on the side.

Taco Tuesday is a dream when it comes to meal planning. Tacos & quesadillas are so versatile and can be fused with almost any cuisine or ingredient. Here we kept it simple with 4 ingredients: mango, chicken, cheese, cilantro and served with more mango, avocado, lime sour cream & hot sauce. You could add black beans if you like but we enjoyed these with a gorgeous black bean soup, so we skipped the beans. The result was a quick dinner with clean & healthy ingredients.

Mango Chicken Quesadilla

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: avocado, chicken, easy, fruit, gluten-free, summer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked chicken (we use leftover rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 mango peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheese either strong white cheddar or mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • 12 small corn tortillas
  • cooking spray

lime sour cream

  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Chop the chicken, mango & cilantro and grate the cheese.
  • Lightly spray one side of the tortillas with cooking spray.
  • Place a tortilla spray-side-down and sprinkle some cheese on the non-sprayed side. This cheese will act as the glue to keep your quesadilla from falling apart when cooked.
  • Top the cheese with mango, chicken, cilantro and then a bit more cheese.
  • Place the top tortilla spray-side-up on top of the filling. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas.
  • Heat a large frying pan to medium-high heat.
  • Place as many quesadillas in the pan as you fit comfortably without them overlapping. Cook until the bottom is nicely toasted and then carefully flip over. Continue to cook until the cheese is melted on the inside and the tortilla is browned on the outside.
  • Remove from the pan, slice in half and serve with avocado, more mango, lime sour cream and your favourite hot sauce.

Lime sour cream

  • Simply mix sour cream, lime juice and zest in a small bowl and set aside.

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