Quesadillas with instant pot tomatillo salsa chicken

2019-08-21T02:15:37+00:00August 21st, 2019|Entrees, Instant Pot, Recipes|

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Why quesadillas?:

Quesadillas are such an easy dinner options to make during the busy work weeks. Because it takes less than 5 minutes to prepare if you have already meal prepped everything ahead of time. Quesadillas are a comfort meal we all love, and I think you all are going to love this version. Because it is loaded with so much flavor and the cheese is extra crispy.

What you will need:

  1. Instant pot tomatillo chicken
  2. Cilantro
  3. Guacamole
  4. Jalapeno deseeded
  5. Cherry tomatoes
  6. Siete Foods Cassava and Chia grain free tortillas
  7. Butter
  8. Cheese
  9. Tomatillo salsa

How to make the quesadillas:

Making the quesadillas are easy once you already have everything meal prepped. You are going to first butter two tortillas, place the butter side down in a heated pan, add shredded cheese, tomatillo chicken, and place the second tortilla on top with the butter side facing up. Then cook your quesadilla a couple minutes each side, depending on how crispy you like it.

What to add to your quesadillas:

The fun part about this meal are all the toppings you can add to your quesadillas. Some include but are not limited to, guacamole, cherry tomatoes, tomatillo salsa, cilantro, sour cream, and jalapeños.

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Tomatillo Chicken Quesadillas


Instant pot shredded tomatillo salsa chicken

  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Tomatillo salsa

  • 10-12 tomatillos
  • 1 jalapeno deseeded
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 4-6 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful Cilantro


  • 2 grain free tortillas
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup cheese


Instant pot shredded tomatillo salsa chicken

  • Add chicken, salsa, bone broth, salt and pepper to instant pot
  • Close, seal valve, set to poultry for 5 minutes
  • Let pressure release naturally (10-12 minutes)
  • Shred chicken

Tomatillo salsa

  • Add tomatillos, roughly chopped onions, whole garlic cloves, roughly chopped jalapeño, avocado oil, salt and pepper to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Bake 400 F for 20-25 minutes and broil for a few minutes after done
  • Carefully transfer to blender along with cilantro and blend
  • Optional add in: 1/4-1/2 cup bone broth, water, or vegetable broth to thin out the salsa


  • Add butter to one side of each of the tortillas
  • Place butter side down in pan
  • Add tomatillo chicken and cheese
  • Place second tortilla on top (with the butter side facing up)
  • Cook 2-3 minutes each side