George Foreman Grill Chicken Quesadillas are a quick and easy appetizer or snack and a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken.
Ooey gooey, melty cheese with diced grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, a hint of cilantro and the tang of green onion make George Foreman Grill chicken quesadillas the perfect snack or light meal for any time of day. So quick and easy these George Foreman Grill quesadillas will become a staple in your home in no time. Literally, no time. That’s how long it takes to make them.
You simply won’t believe how fast and easy these George Foreman Grill chicken quesadillas are to make. Perfect as a tasty appetizer for a party or a first course on Taco Tuesday, these quesadillas are incredibly versatile, and try different flavor combinations to suit your family’s individual tastes.
Little Susie doesn’t like tomatoes. Fine! Simply omit the tomatoes on Susie’s quesadilla. Timmy is the pickiest eater of all? No worries! Make his with just cheese. There is no end to the possibilities with this quick and easy recipe for George Foreman Grill quesadillas. Let’s get cookin’!
How To Make George Foreman Grill Quesadillas
Y’all, these George Foreman Grill quesadillas couldn’t be easier. They don’t call us Easy Recipe Depot for nothing. Simply preheat your George Foreman grill (or any indoor contact press grill) to medium. Once preheated, lay your tortilla on the grill and layer your ingredients over just half the tortilla.
Fold the tortilla in half. Lightly brush with oil and close your grill lid. Start checking for doneness at 2 minutes and in 2-5 minutes you’ll have a delicious quesadilla at the ready. Yum!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
George Foreman Grill Quesadilla Tips
Can I Substitute a Different Kind of Cheese?
All you have is shredded cheddar in your fridge but you still want a delicious quesadilla? No worries! When it comes to this recipe most any melty shredded cheese will do. Cheddar? Yes! Cheddar Jack? Yes! If your grocery store carries shredded chihuahua cheese, absolutely!
Chihuahua cheese is a traditional soft white Mexican cheese perfect for quesadillas. And no, it is not made from dogs. This delicious queso originates from the Mexican state of Chihuahua which the smallest recognized dog breed is named after as well.
Feeling crazy? Omit the tomato, cilantro, and green onion and substitute a portion of the shredded Monterey Jack with bleu cheese. Sounds crazy but trust me. It is delicious. Provided of course you like bleu cheese.
Play around. Try different cheeses. Have fun. Remember, cooking can be fun.
How To Make Vegetarian Quesadillas
Vegetarian in the bunch? No worries. Simply omit the grilled chicken. Vegan? Double-check that your flour tortillas are actually vegan. Most flour tortillas are but some brands are cooked in lard. Simply check the label and then substitute vegan cheese.
Feel free to add more veggies as well. Cooked bell pepper strips and onion make an excellent addition to a vegetarian quesadilla. Still craving a meat alternative addition? Add some vegetarian chicken or taco meat substitute brought to you by soy.
What Are Other Variations for the George Foreman Grill Quesadillas?
Here’s where you can have some real fun. Leftover taco meat? Have at it! Getting tired of your Thanksgiving leftovers? Make some quesadillas with your leftover turkey.
Try adding cooked shrimp or crab meat. Just make sure you remove the shrimp tails first. That could be rather unpleasant and make eating the quesadilla a bit of a challenge.
Add some thinly sliced fresh avocado or top your finished quesadilla with some guacamole. Sour cream and salsa are a welcome addition to your cooked quesadilla as well.
Have some fresh pico de gallo on hand? Substitute the tomatoes, cilantro, and green onion with a couple of teaspoons of the pico de gallo. Just make sure to drain some of the juices off the pico or you may have a soggy mess on your hands.
The possibilities are truly endless and just go on and on. If something sounds like it might be tasty on your quesadilla, give it a try! What do you have to lose? Have fun. Play around.
George Foreman Grill Chicken Quesadillas
- Foreman Grill
- 2 Large flour tortillas 1 tortilla per quesadilla
- 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
- 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or shredded Taco cheese
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes
- 1/3 cup fresh sliced green onions
- Layout tortilla flat and add cheese to just 1/2 of it. On top of cheese add tomatoes, cilantro, grilled chicken and green onions.
- Fold other half of tortilla over cheese half and brush a little vegetable oil on both sides.
- Add to preheated Foreman Grill (use medium setting) and close lid. Check after 2 minutes for doneness. Quesadillas will be ready in 2-5 minutes.
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