Gluten Free Chicken Quesadilla’s….THAT’S WHATS FOR DINNER!


Who said you can’t have quesadilla’s for dinner?  Not Gluten Free Mama.  With Mama’s delicious and easy recipe for homemade soft tortilla’s, and the Gluten Free Daddy’s (Mama’s new husband) delicious chicken filling, these quesadilla’s were to die for delicious.  The kids even loved them and came back for seconds.  This is now a new family favorite.
Mama’s GF Flour Tortillas
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
½ tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp. shortening  (Spectrum is best)
1 Tbsp. oil
½ cup water
In a medium bowl, combine flour cornstarch, xanthan gum, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Mix together well. 
Add shortening, oil and water.  Mix together, cutting the shortening in with a fork until the dough is pliable.  Use your hands to form a nice dough ball. 
Preheat skillet over medium heat.  Drizzle about ½ tsp. of oil into pan to coat the pan. 
Spray one piece of wax paper lightly with cooking spray.  Pinch off about 1 ½ -2 inch dough ball.  Place dough on lightly sprayed wax paper.  Sprinkle dough generously with flour.  Gently roll out dough into a circle shape about 1/8th of an inch thick.  Flip over onto skillet and quickly peel back wax paper to release.  Cook for about 60 seconds on each side.  Transfer tortilla to cooling rack.
Makes about 6 tortillas. 
Chicken Quesadillas


3-4 chicken breasts, cubed
2 Tbsp. oil
1 onion, sliced into wedges
1 Anaheim pepper, chopped
½ Jalapeno Pepper, minced
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 Tbsp. cumin
1-2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
½ tsp. red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
2-3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Butter for tortillas
Sour Cream, cilantro, tomatoes, green onions and fresh salsa for garnish.
In a large skillet, sauté chicken breasts in oil.  Add onion, garlic and peppers.  After chicken begins to cook add the spices.  Allow to simmer while you are preparing tortillas. 
Butter one side of the tortilla.  Place a little bit of the cheeses on one half of the tortilla.  Add a little bit of chicken mixture.  Top with a little more cheese.  Fold top half onto the top of the cheese.  Place prepared quesadilla onto skillet.  Cook on one side until golden brown, flip and repeat.  Serve warm with sour cream, cilantro, fresh salsa, green onions and tomatoes.  
GFM Tip:  This can be made in a skillet but works great using a Panini Maker, cooks on both sides at the same time and cooks evenly.