Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas

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

You will love this Peach, Chicken & Pepper Jack Quesadillas recipe. Sweet, spicy, salty, herby, chicken-y, whole-grain-y...you name it.

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)

Directions:

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.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. sara — September 14, 2010 @ 10:52 pm (#)

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

  2. cca — September 14, 2010 @ 11:24 pm (#)

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

  3. Linda — September 15, 2010 @ 6:46 am (#)

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

  4. Lauren — September 15, 2010 @ 10:03 am (#)

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

  5. Susannah — September 15, 2010 @ 10:06 am (#)

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

  6. Joanne — September 15, 2010 @ 7:05 pm (#)

    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.

  7. Jessica — September 17, 2010 @ 3:50 pm (#)

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

  8. Katie | GoodLife Eats — April 15, 2011 @ 6:13 am (#)

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

  9. S — August 19, 2011 @ 5:36 pm (#)

    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.

  10. Angie — June 2, 2012 @ 8:01 pm (#)

    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!

  11. Mary Hunter — July 4, 2014 @ 9:18 am (#)

    Hello

    Do you mind if I post this in our Wellness exercise room as a new recipe idea for staff at QHC.

    Thanks

    Mary Hunter

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