Applebee’s Copycat Chicken Quesadilla Grande

A repost

My girlfriend and I love going out for some food and drinks on the weekend and Applebee’s is one of our local favorites! Sometimes it’s good to spend a nice relaxing night at home. This past weekend I surprised Katie with this Quesadilla recipe and a few cocktails at home. Katie always orders this dish from Applebee’s, so of course she loved it! I think next time we are going to try making this with steak.

I hope you enjoy !

Serves : 1
Ready In : Under 30 minutes

Ingredients :
1/2 ounce shortening
2 (12-inch) flour tortillas
2 tablespoons chipotle sauce or other hot sauce (optional)
4 ounces grilled chicken (seasoning optional)
1 cup shredded lettuce
Sour cream
Green onion

Jack and Cheddar cheeses
Jalapeno pepper, diced
Tomato, diced
Onion, diced
Cilantro, minced
Bacon, fried and crumbled
**Directions** :
Brush one side of each tortilla with shortening.
Place one tortilla, shortening side down on work surface. Spread chipotle sauce evenly on one tortilla.
If chicken was not freshly grilled, then microwave chicken approximately 45 seconds, then distribute evenly on top of sauce on tortilla.
Evenly put Quesa Filling on top of chicken. Then, cover with the other tortilla, shortening side up.
Brown on griddle or in non stick pan evenly on both sides until internal filling is thoroughly heated.

Use shredded lettuce, sour cream, green onion and salsa as accompaniments. I like to add crumbled bacon on top

Steak or Shrimp could easily be substituted in this recipe.