With the holidays behind us and the craziness of the New Year in full swing, I’ve been rethinking family meals. This time of the year is especially busy for my family with the kids’ sports activities, the hubs and my work schedules and our resolutions to find time to live an active lifestyle each and every day. While I’m making it all work, one of the areas where I struggle the most is finding ways to mix up our meals and create protein packed recipes that fuel our active lifestyles while satisfying our taste buds. So, I’ve been spending some time in the kitchen coming up with easy ideas that are not only delicious but also nutritious. One of our favorite dishes right now is my easy to make Italian Chicken and Red Pepper Quesadillas!
While this amazing dish is whipped up in minutes in my kitchen, it really starts with a trip to Walmart to stock up in the ingredients that it boasts. I believe in cooking with quality products and bold flavors so of course the starting place for my dish is with Tyson® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts! When the fresh taste of this protein that keeps my family full and satisfied is paired with the bold flavors that Wish-Bone® Italian Dressing delivers and served between crisp TortillaLand® Flour Tortillas, it’s absolute perfection.
After stocking up on my Tyson chicken, Wish-Bone Italian Dressing and TortillaLand flour tortillas (be sure to find them in the refrigerated section), putting together a dinner that fuels my family is actually quite simple!
What You Will Need:
(Makes 4-6 Quesadillas)
2 Tyson Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/2 Cup of Wish-Bone Italian Dressing
2 Red Peppers (Chopped into Strips)
1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
TortillaLand Flour Tortillas
1 Cup of Shredded Italian Cheese
1/4 Cup of Sliced Olives
1/4 Cup of Feta Cheese
Sour Cream and Cilantro for Garnish
How to Make It:
This boldly flavorful dish is easy to whip up, making it a perfect solution for busy weeknights! To start, I cut my Tyson Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts into cubes.
With protein packed into every bite, I was counting on this ingredient to keep my family going for all of our evening activities. Once I had added my cubed chicken to a bowl, I poured in 1/2 cup of my Wish-Bone Italian Dressing that’s packed full of herbs, seasonings and flavors while being gluten free and containing no high fructose corn syrup. Honestly, this is my secret ingredient to really add some amazing flavors to this dish and by marinating my chicken in the dressing for a few minutes, it really takes the flavor profile up a notch!
After mixing my chicken with my dressing, I added one teaspoon of olive oil to a pan and cooked my cubed chicken until it was done.
Once the juices in my chicken ran clear, I added in my red peppers and cooked them for just long enough to soften them.
With my chicken, red pepper and Wish-Bone Italian Dressing combination complete, I cleaned out my pan and added a fresh TortillaLand Flour Tortilla to it. Made with only five simple ingredients and no preservatives, these naturally delicious tortillas were the perfect way to pull my entire dish together. After letting my tortilla brown slightly (it will begin to puff up), I layered on 1/4 cup of my Italian cheese and my chicken and red pepper mixture.
Next, I sprinkled a few black olives on and added 1/8 cup of Feta cheese to each quesadilla.
After adding a second tortilla to the top, I allowed my Italian Chicken and Red Pepper Quesadillas to cook until both sides were golden brown, flipping it over once one side was cooked to cook the other.
As soon as both of my TortillaLand Flour Tortillas were cooked to perfection and the insides of my quesadillas were warm a gooey, I removed it from the heat and placed my cooked Italian Chicken and Red Pepper Quesadillas on a cutting board. After letting them cool slightly, I cut the quesadillas into fourths.
As a finishing touch, I added some sour cream and cilantro to the top of my quesadillas, they were ready to serve.
This easy weeknight dish that’s packed full of protein AND flavor is a perfect way for my family to fuel our active lifestyle! In fact, this dish has so quickly become a favorite in our home that I put together a quick video to show you just how easy it is to whip up any night of the week!
Doesn’t it look amazing? And with the combination of protein packed Tyson chicken, flavorful Wish-Bone Italian Dressing and undeniably fresh TortillaLand Flour Tortillas in every bite, this is a winning dish that is sure to thrill any family!
So stop wondering what’s for dinner tonight! And stop thinking that your active lifestyle has to stand in the way of putting awesome family meals on the table. Instead, head to Walmart today and pick up the staples to create a satisfying meal that your family is sure to love!
Tell me, what delicious dish would you create using Tyson, Wish-Bone and TortillaLand products?