Mexican food is one of my favorite things to make and also some of the most requested food that I get! This Chicken Chile Relleno Quesadilla is a great party food for doing something different. Whether as an appetizer, snack, or the main course, these quesadillas use the same great flavors of a chile relleno without a lot of the work!
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I absolutely love making chile rellenos but they require so much time and attention. All of that dredging and stuffing, and then trying to find a way to get those dang peppers to stay together with a few toothpicks. They are delicious but definitely require some TLC! This makes it so difficult because I just love a chile relleno but simply cannot or will not spend the time that it takes to make them sometimes. When I am craving the same flavors, something like a Chicken Chile Relleno Quesadilla is perfect! The quesadilla is packed with cheese, roasted poblano peppers, some vegetables, and chicken.
To make the Chicken Chile Relleno Quesadilla, first roast the peppers and make sure all of your ingredients are ready. Get a skillet heated over medium heat. When hot, add some butter, one tortilla, and start getting everything layered on! I put cheese on the very bottom and very top so that it sticks to the tortillas and keeps everything together. Press the top tortilla on and cover with a lid, plate, or another skillet. This creates a steam-like effect that will help melt the cheese. After 3-5 minutes, flip with a spatula and cook another few minutes.
The Chicken Chile Relleno Quesadilla has become a new favorite lately with our friends and it makes a great party food. You can change up the vegetables and meat inside to whatever you prefer.