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Sweet & Sour Chicken Quesadillas
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Sweet & Sour Chicken Quesadillas

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Serve sweet & sour chicken in an unexpected way – as a filling for quesadillas in flour tortillas with melted Monterey Jack cheese. Makes a great appetizer for a football party when served with Thai Kitchen® Sweet Red Chili Dipping Sauce.
  • 20m

    prep time

  • 40m

    Cook Time

  • 321


  • 13



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(1/2 quesadilla)


  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits in juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Ginger, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks Substitutions available
    • boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 6 burrito-size flour tortillas, 10 inches


  • Drain pineapple, reserving all the juice in small bowl. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic powder, ginger and cornstarch to bowl; stir until smooth. Set aside.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir fry 5 minutes until browned. Remove from skillet. Heat 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil in skillet. Add onion and bell pepper; stir fry 5 minutes or until tender-crisp.

  • Stir soy sauce mixture. Add to skillet; stirring constantly, bring to boil on medium heat and boil 1 minute or until sauce is slightly thickened. Add chicken and pineapple; stir fry 2 minutes or until heated through. Spoon sweet & sour chicken into large bowl. Stir in cilantro. Set aside. Wipe skillet clean.

  • For each quesadilla, sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over half of 1 tortilla. Layer with 2/3 cup sweet & sour chicken and additional 1/4 cup cheese. Fold over. Heat 1 teaspoon of the remaining oil in same skillet on medium heat. Add 1 quesadilla; cook 2 minutes per side or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining quesadillas and oil. Cut quesadillas into wedges.

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