Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

September 14, 2010 by Ali

Growing up, I was the girl who always ordered quesadillas. At all of the great local Mexican restaurants my family loved, at Applebee’s (don’t judge – I used to love theirs!), and occasionally even by request at home — quesadillas were always my happy default.

Thankfully, I’d say my food preferences have by now broadened a bit. (Although any KC-ers know I often order the parmesan-crusted shrimp quesadillas at Cactus!) But I still love making them at home! So easy. So quick. And SO versatile — love tossing in whatever random combinations of ingredients I have on hand!

I’ve especially loved experimenting with sweet/savory quesadillas over the past few years. So when I saw this recipe in a magazine with this peach and pepper jack combo, I had to try it. Brought home a heavenly-smelling rotiserrie chicken to complete the combo, tossed in a little extra jalapeno for kick, and oh my – que delicioso! Sweet, spicy, salty, herby, chicken-y, whole-grain-y…you name it. Fabulous combination of ingredients!

So yes, I suppose it’s true — the quesadilla-love continues. :)

Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 quesadillas

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 2 cups thinly-sliced ripe peaches
  • 1/2 cup loosely-packed chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. finely-chopped jalapeno (optional)

Method

Combine honey and lime juice in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Stir sour cream into honey mixture; cover and chill until ready to serve.

Place tortillas flat on a work surface. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons cheese over half of each tortilla; top each tortilla with 1/2 cup chicken, 1/2 cup peaches, 1 tablespoon cilantro, and 1/2 tablespoon chopped jalapenos. Gently fold tortillas in half.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Place 2 quesadillas in the pan, and top quesadillas with a cast-iron or other heavy skillet. Cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until tortillas are crisp and lightly browned (leave cast-iron skillet on quesadillas as they cook). Remove quesadillas from pan; set aside, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with the remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Serve with sauce.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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11 thoughts on “Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

  1. Ali, I just happened to have all these ingredients in my house today and am eating my quesadilla as I type this. I LOVE it! Will definitely be making again. Thanks!

    - Angie

  2. I made these tonight for my husband and me! So good! I loved the spicy and sweet combination of the peppers and peaches. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    - S

  3. These look awesome, Ali! I can’t wait for some delicious, juicy peaches.

    - Katie | GoodLife Eats

  4. What a gorgeous photo! Absolutely stunning. Also, this sweet/savory combo sounds delicious–you can’t go wrong with fruit and cheese…

    - Jessica

  5. I ADORE the sweet and savory flavors at play here. I’ve seen peaches used a lot in savory dishes lately, but cover them in melted cheese and my heart skips a beat.

    - Joanne

  6. These look amazing! I’m going to have to try it for myself with the explosion of peaches I just bought!

    - Susannah

  7. I made a vegetarian panini version of this recipe and absolutely loved it! Who knew peaches and pepper jack cheese tasted so delicious together?!

    - Lauren

  8. This reminds me of a grilled peach/tomato pizza I recently made – the flavor combo is yummy!

    - Linda

  9. These look amazing! Great way to incorporate fresh ripe peaches!

    - cca

  10. Mmmm, this looks amazing! Great combo of flavors. :)

    - sara