Margarita mix makes the chicken in these baked quesadillas fantastic! Cut into quarters to serve.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 quesadillas
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir margarita mix, lemon juice, lime juice, and garlic powder together in a large bowl.

  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken in the hot oil until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain excess oil from chicken. Pour margarita mixture into the skillet with chicken; simmer until most of margarita mixture is evaporated, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer and drain chicken to a paper towel-lined plate.

  • Layer 4 tortillas with chicken, Cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack cheese; top with remaining 4 tortillas. Place the prepared quesadillas, 1 or 2 at a time, on a large baking sheet.

  • Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes. Repeat with remaining quesadillas; cut into quarters to serve.

Nutrition Facts

812 calories; protein 38.2g 76% DV; carbohydrates 87.3g 28% DV; fat 33.6g 52% DV; cholesterol 88.4mg 30% DV; sodium 1287.3mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
We liked this a lot especially with the usual added accompaniments (sour cream green onions avocado). I think that next time I make this I'll cut up the chicken and go directly to cooking it in the margarita mix because it got kind of too dry by cooking it first. By the time the margarita mix disappears it leaves a yummy film all over the chicken. I did add some pepper to the finished chicken. Thanks for a great idea for quesadillas! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2013
Ok. I expected a stronger lime flavor. May try marinating chicken overnight in the lime mixture. Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2012
We liked this a lot especially with the usual added accompaniments (sour cream green onions avocado). I think that next time I make this I'll cut up the chicken and go directly to cooking it in the margarita mix because it got kind of too dry by cooking it first. By the time the margarita mix disappears it leaves a yummy film all over the chicken. I did add some pepper to the finished chicken. Thanks for a great idea for quesadillas! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2012
Yum yum yum even though we switched up the recipe a tad bit.. Added our one salsa mix and different cheeses.. Sour cream and onion on top and presto!!!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2013
Just made these tonight and they had so much flavor! I diced the chicken covered it in margarita mix and refrigerated over night. When I cooked the chicken I added fresh mix right in along with the lime juice lemon juice garlic and I added citrus seasoning. After I baked them I topped with avocado and sourcream. So good - will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2013
Ok. I expected a stronger lime flavor. May try marinating chicken overnight in the lime mixture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2013
Simple and so tasty! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2015
Disgusting. my children husband and I all found this to be awful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2013
The chicken was so good it almost didn't make it to the tortilla. I seasoned chicken with salt pepper and garlic powder and browned it (high heat) in avocado oil before adding margarita mixture. I fried the Quesadillas (no oil) instead of baking them. I made Pico de Gallo to serve with it along with avocados...very good. Will definitely make again I think the next time around I'll add some sautéed onions and bacon to jazz it up a bit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
Tried it twice. 2nd time I used skinny girl margarita mix and would not recommend that unless you doctor it up a bit. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2020
They were so good! Margarita mix made the best tang while eating!:) Read More