As, soon as I mastered salsa chicken in my Instant Pot, I immediately thought about making chicken Quesadillas, my kids really love Mexican food. And, I really do some variation on “Taco Tuesday.” This would also be a perfect recipe, for Cinco De Mayo, BBQ, Family Reunions, and it’s a great kid-friendly meal, so you can add it to any function, or special occasion.
Now, I’m a working mother, so having leftovers and meals ready to go is not really an option, it’s more of a necessity. And, since I ended up making too much chicken, I ended up with this the next night, since I had hockey practice and shooting clinic, so I was already running around. So, it was a lifesaver. This is one of my kids favorite foods, they request it all of the time. And, I really like the flavor this chicken, because it’s already infused with flavor, and depending on the salsa you purchased, it can have a mild, medium or a kick to it.
Now, if you haven’t made shredded chicken in the Instant Pot, I hope that you will try it, it’s one of the basic recipes. And it’s truly perfect if you are just starting out on your Instant Pot Journey.
You don’t need to do anything else to the chicken once it’s already cooked (except leave it in the refrigerator, for leftovers to be used during the week). It has a nice flavor, and once you add more Mexican flavors, you have another great meal.
This is a great quesadilla because it’s actually stuffed. Becuase I’m making this at home. I really can control how much meat and ingredients, I can put in. I had the kids make their own since they all like different things in them. That makes a great kid’s meal, because every kid, I have ever met has been fussy.
Start by melting butter in a frying pan.
Trust me the butter taste so much better than spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
Once the butter is melted add a tortilla wrap into the pan.
Then add a thin layer of cheese down, just sprinkle it around.
Then spread some salsa shredded chicken on the cheese.
Then spread some more cheese on the chicken.
Then add another quesadilla on top. Then follow directions in the recipe.
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Instant Pot Smart Du060 (I also made this in my mini, to make sure it works)
- 3 cups shredded salsa chicken (see recipe in post)
- 12 flour tortillas
- 2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Start by melting 1/2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet, and after it melts add a flour tortilla, to the skillet.
Then sprinkle cheese out in the tortilla, on top of that add the shredded chicken, making sure that it's not done as clumps. On top of that add another sprinkle of cheese.
When the bottom is golden brown, flip and cook the other side, until it's golden brown. If you have to add more butter, do it as you flip it.
Continue making them until you are out of filling.
Cut with a pizza cutter and garnish as you wish.
Plate serve and enjoy!