Nicole told me about this recipe, told me Addie loves it so I made these for dinner today. Nicole said she puts them in the panini pan but I have no idea where my panini pan is so I used a skillet. I made these today and Vince loved them and said they’re much better than at the Mexican restaurant. Addie doesn’t like salsa, onions or jalapeno peppers so I added the Ranch dressing to the chicken, pulled out the meat for her quesadilla, then added the remaining ingredients for ours.
Super quick and easy. The filling can easily be made ahead.
- 2 – 3 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
- 1/2 cup Ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup Salsa
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and sliced
- 4-6 tortillas, large or small
- 2 cups grated cheese – I used cheddar
- 3 T. butter
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. cumin, ground
- Sour cream, cilantro, sliced black olives, salsa to be used as toppings.
Add about 3 cups water to the Instant Pot. Add about 1 tsp. salt and the cumin. Place chicken breasts in Instant Pot and cook on high for 12 minutes. Allow natural release for 10 minutes, then carefully manually release the pressure.
While the chicken is cooling, saute onions and jalapeno peppers.
Drain the chicken. I drained it, then put it on paper towels to cool. I also saved the broth for another recipe.
Shred the chicken with two forks (or your fingers once it's cool). Add the Ranch Dressing and the Salsa. Add more or less than recommended, depending on your preference.
Depending on how you're cooking the tortillas, you can either spread the filling on half the large tortillas, or on the whole small tortilla. Add the sauteed onions and jalapeno. Top with grated cheese. Fold over if using the large tortillas or, if using smaller ones, place another tortilla on top of the meat mixture.
Heat a skillet the size needed for your tortilla. Add just enough butter to grease the bottom of the pan. Heat, brown one side, then flip and brown the other side.
Remove to a cutting board and cut with a pizza cutter.
Serve with sour cream, black olives, cilantro and additional salsa, if desired.