Chilled Golden Corn Soup

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Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a pot with a ladle scooping soup up. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Chilled Golden Corn Soup is thick, creamy, silky and filled with fresh corn flavor and a warm golden turmeric backdrop.   The incredible flavor in each spoonful immediately hits your tongue with cool creamy sweetness from the fresh sweet corn.  Then it finishes with a silky, warm spice from the turmeric.  The entire family will love this corn soup!  Oh, it’s also a stovetop quickie, so of course that makes me happy!

While I love this Corn Soup chilled, you can certainly eat it warm or hot too 🙂  If you’re into chilled soups, you can also try my fantastic Roasted Red Pepper Gazpacho!

 

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Why add Turmeric to this soup?

When you think of turmeric, you might think of that beautiful yellow color of curry.  Or you might think of tea.  Yes, turmeric does give a bright color, but it also brings flavor and most important, wonderful health benefits.  

Turmeric has Curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory benefits and is a strong antioxidant.  Scientists believe that low-level inflammation can contribute to many diseases, including heart disease and cancer.  So reducing inflammation is extremely important!  

There are many other proven benefits to high doses of curcumin when you take it by supplement.  You likely couldn’t consume these high doses from the small amount of turmeric you add to foods, but you can still benefit.  

After you try this delicious Corn Soup, try these other recipes with Turmeric!

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with a spoon in it. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD TO MAKE YOUR GOLDEN CORN SOUP

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) 

For this recipe, you can prepare the corn in advance and cook it later, but I recommend that you eat this soup chilled, so you probably will want to cook it ahead as well. 

Clean the corn on the cob by removing the husks and any remaining corn silk. Then rinse the corn and gently cut off the kernels using a sharp knife.Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

After the kernels have been removed, use the back of the knife to press and scrape down the ear to remove any of the remaining kernels and the ‘cream’ that is left behind. Yes, that’s right, corn cobs hold a sweet creamy texture when you really scrape it out.  NOTE: do not throw away the corn cobs yet, as these will be used in the soup to get all of the flavors out.Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Kernels cut from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Kernels cut from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Finely slice the scallions separating and saving some of the greens to use as garnish on the soup.

Sliced scallions for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Either store the corn kernels, cobs, and scallions separately in the fridge or move on to cooking.

COOK YOUR GOLDEN CORN SOUP 

Preheat a dutch oven or large soup pot using a high heat setting.  I love my Le Creuset Dutch Oven for this, but any large soup pot will be fine!

Add olive oil and the scallions. Stir so they don’t burn and let cook for 2 minutes.  Add the 6 cups of broth and the corn cobs left over (you will add 4, even though the pic below only shows 3). Bring this all to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Then remove the corn cobs and discard. Turn off the heat.

Sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Pouring broth over sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Corn cobs in broth with sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Add the corn kernels and the corn ‘cream’. Stir to combine, then bring to a soft boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

Adding corn kernels to scallions and broth in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

While the corn cooks, in a separate bowl, mix the half and half with the cornstarch. Whisk together until the cornstart is dissolved and you have a smooth slurry. Then whisk the slurry into the soup and add the Turmeric and the Ground Pepper.  Turn the heat back on, and bring back up to a simmer to thicken; about 4-5 minutes. Be sure to stir so that it doesn’t clump and thickens smoothly.

1/4 cup cornstarch being added to half and half to make slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Cornstarch and half & half slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Adding Cornstarch slurry to corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Whisking turmeric and half and half into corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Then using an immersion blender, blend the corn soup in the pot until it is smooth and the desired consistency.  I like some texture, so I stop when it is smooth, but I can still see pieces of corn.  You can also use a food processor or blender for this, but I love an immersion blender because it’s easier.  You don’t have to transfer the soup to a blender, you simply place the immersion blender into the pot.  It’s small too, so it makes for easy drawer storage and easy clean up.    

Immersion blender blending corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric.  Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Remove from the heat and when the corn soup is cooled down, move it to the fridge to chill.  Again, you can definitely eat this soup warm, it tastes amazing either way!

Garnish with reserved scallion greens and serve your scrumptious Golden Corn!

😍 Carrie

Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a pot with a wooden spoon on side and turmeric on counter. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Closeup of Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with a spoon in it. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Chilled Golden Corn Soup

Chilled Golden Corn Soup is thick, creamy, silky and filled with fresh corn flavor with a warm golden turmeric backdrop.   The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword chilled soups, corn, summer food, turmeric
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 287 kcal
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 4 ears Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • 1 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 Scallions (Green Onions)
  • 6 cups Vegetable broth You can substitute Chicken Broth as well
  • 1 cup Half and Half You can substitute milk
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Instructions

  1. Clean the corn on the cob by removing the husks and any remaining corn silk. Then rinse the corn and gently cut off the kernels using a sharp knife.

    Knife cutting corn kernels off cob for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  2. After the kernels have been removed, use the back of the knife to press and scrape down the ear to remove any of the remaining kernel and the 'cream' that is left behind. NOTE: do not throw away the corn cobs yet, as these will be used in the soup to get all of the flavors out.

    Back of Knife scraping the 'cream' from a cob of corn for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  3. Finely slice the scallions separating and saving some of the greens to use as garnish on the soup.

    Sliced scallions for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Cook your Corn Soup!

  1. Preheat a dutch oven or large soup pot using a high heat setting.

  2. Add a tbsp olive oil and the scallions. Stir so they don't burn.

    Sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  3. Add the 6 cups of broth and the 4 cobs left over. Bring this all to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for 10 minutes. Then remove the corn cobs and discard.

    Corn cobs in broth with sliced scallions in a soup pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  4. Add the corn kernels and the corn 'cream'. Stir to combine, then bring to a soft boil and let cook for 5 minutes.

    Adding corn kernels to scallions and broth in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  5. While the corn cooks, in a separate bowl, mix the half and half with the cornstarch. Whisk together until the cornstart is dissolved and you have a smooth slurry. Then whisk the slurry into the soup and add the Turmeric and the Ground Pepper.  Turn the heat back on, and bring back up to a simmer to thicken; about 4-5 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently so that it doesn't clump and thickens smoothly.

    Cornstarch slurry for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  6. Turn off the heat. Then using an immersion blender, blend the soup in the pot until it is smooth and the desired consistency. I like some texture, so I stop when it is smooth, but I can still see pieces of corn.

    Immersion blender blending corn soup in pot for Chilled Golden Corn Soup with Turmeric. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides
  7. Remove from the heat and when cooled down, move it to the fridge to chill. Again, you can definitely eat this soup warm, it tastes amazing either way! Then garnish with reserved scallion greens and serve and enjoy!

    Chilled Golden Corn Soup in a bowl with turmeric spice in a bowl on the side. Scallions on top for garnish. It's thick, creamy, silky and delicious.  The entire family will love this easy stovetop corn soup! #summerfood #cornsoup #corn #vegetarian #vegetablerecipes #sides

Chicken & Cheese Corn Tortilla Quesadillas

Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadilla triangles on platter with avocado, tomato, & sour cream.  They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor.  They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices.  Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious.  It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea.  #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

If Chicken Enchiladas and Cheese Quesadillas had a baby, it would be these incredible Corn Tortilla Quesadillas!  They are my latest obsession, with  crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and mouthwatering flavor.  I filled these with hearty shredded chicken, flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices.  Then layered in shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar that gets so melty and oozy and delicious.  The result?  An irresistible new dinner or appetizer idea…maybe breakfast, a mid-morning snack, dessert 🙄…I’m just sayin’.    

It Just Tastes Damn Good!

This past Spring I received my certification in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell.  Since then, I have made sure to share the health benefits for each of my recipes.  Well, I will tell you that corn definitely has health benefits, including fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins.  But, let’s be real here.  No one eats Quesadillas for the health benefits!  Not even if they are made with corn tortillas.

So, these guys are just damn good.  That’s why you should make them 🙂

If you’re like me, Mexican Food is a guilty pleasure and it’s hard to stop at just one dish.  So, if you now have a hankering for more, check out these recipes!

Quick note!  This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase from them.  This commission is what helps me keep this blog afloat :).  But, I also share these links because I have used the products, genuinely love them, and want you to know exactly what I used. 

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR YOUR CHICKEN CORN TORTILLA QUESADILLAS

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are the steps you prepare in the day(s) in advance and store in the fridge as your meal Kit… (See the recipe below for more details) Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadilla triangles on platter. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

To start, determine what you want to fill your quesadillas with.  My kids really love Chicken and Cheese, so I went basic.  However, you can get creative or healthier by adding grilled zucchini, mushrooms, onions, peppers, steak, the list goes on!  In a pinch, I’ve been known to add frozen-then-cooked chicken fingers!

You can also use pre-cooked chicken from your store, whether that is rotisserie, grilled, or roasted.  If it’s pre-cooked, just be sure to shred it and then mix a little of the seasonings with it (Chili Powder & Cumin).

Ok, so up to 5 days in advance, you can roast or grill your chicken!

Drizzle a little bit of Olive Oil on the chicken and rub it all around. Then sprinkle all sides of chicken with Salt & Pepper and roast in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes (Or Grill it for 5-6 minutes on each side) until temperature reaches 165 degrees in center. Once the chicken has cooled enough to handle, shred it with 2 forks or with fingers. 

Chicken cooked and shredded for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

Shred the cheese using the large hole side of your grater.  I really like to grate my own cheese because the pre-shredded cheese often has fillers in it to preserve and prevent it from melding together.  TIP: You can shred a bunch of cheese and FREEZE IT!  That way you always have it on hand for recipes where you will be melting it anyway!  Get more Freezer Hacks Here

Shredding Pepper Jack Cheese on a grater for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

 

COOK YOUR CHICKEN CORN TORTILLA QUESADILLAS

For a faster cooking process, preheat 1-2 large griddles or 2 large skillets. This way, you can get 3-4 (or more) quesadillas cooking at the same time.  Otherwise, you will just need to cook in batches, which is completely fine and uses less pans, but will take longer.

Lay out 8 tortillas on a flat surface (sheet pans, cutting board, plastic wrap, clean counter). Over each of the 8 tortillas, sprinkle a layer of PepperJack cheese. Then add shredded chicken. Last, sprinkle more Pepper Jack and a little Cheddar. Then top with the second tortilla.

Hand sprinkling cheese on tortillas for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

3 Tortillas assembled for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

To the preheated pans, brush on Olive Oil to the bottom and then immediately add a Quesadilla carefully transferring it from the flat surface to the pan using a large spatula. Cover the quesadilla(s) with a pan lid or aluminum foil so that the cheese starts to melt. Let cook for 3-4 minutes.

Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadilla cooking in skillet. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadilla cooking in skillet covered. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

When you can see that the cheese has melted, using the large spatula, carefully flip each Quesadilla so that the other side can crisp up and the cheese can finish melting. (If you have to cook these in several batches, keep them in a 300F degree oven on a sheet pan or aluminum foil to stay warm and melty.)

Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas cooked and cut on a sheet pan. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

When they are all cooked, Cut them into four triangles each, serve with your favorite toppings like salsa, sour cream, or guacamole, and enjoy! 

😍 Carrie

Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas

If Chicken Enchiladas and Cheese Quesadillas had a baby, it would be these incredible Corn Tortilla Quesadillas!  With crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and mouthwatering flavor, they will become your new obsession.  I filled these with hearty shredded chicken, flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices.  Then layered in shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar that gets so melty and oozy and delicious.  The result?  An irresistible new dinner or appetizer idea.  #quesadillas #mexicanfood #tacos #enchiladas #familydinner #easydinner #busymom #chicken

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner, enchiladas, gluten free, Quesadillas
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
If Cooking in 4 batches add 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Round Quesadillas
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 16 Corn Tortillas
  • 16 oz Chicken Breast
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 8 oz Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 4 oz Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

Prep-Ahead

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Drizzle a little bit of Olive Oil on the chicken and rub it all around. Then sprinkle all sides of chicken with Salt & Pepper and roast in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes (Or Grill it for 5-6 minutes on each side) until temperature reaches 165 degrees in center. Once the chicken has cooled enough to handle, shred it with 2 forks or with fingers.

    Chicken cooked and shredded for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken
  3. Shred the pepper jack and cheddar cheese using the large hole side of a Grater.  

    Shredding Pepper Jack Cheese on a grater for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

Make your Quesadillas!

  1. For faster cooking, preheat 1-2 large griddles or as many skillets as you can fit.  This way, you can get 3-4 (or more) quesadillas cooking at the same time.

  2. Lay out 8 tortillas on a flat surface (sheet pans, cutting board, plastic wrap, clean counter).  Over each of the 8 tortillas, sprinkle a layer of PepperJack cheese.  Then add shredded chicken.  Last, sprinkle more Pepper Jack and a little Cheddar.  Then top with the second tortilla.

    Hand sprinkling cheese on tortillas for Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken
  3. To the preheated pans, brush on Olive Oil to the bottom and then immediately add a Quesadilla carefully transferring it from the flat surface to the pan using a large spatula.  Cover the quesadilla(s) with a pan lid or aluminum foil so that the cheese starts to melt.  Let cook for 3-4 minutes.

    Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadilla cooking in skillet covered. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken
  4. When you can see that the cheese has melted, using the large spatula, carefully flip each Quesadilla so that the other side can crisp up and the cheese can finish melting (just 1-2 minutes).  (If you have to cook these in several batches, keep them in a 300F degree oven on a sheet pan or aluminum foil to stay warm and melty.)

    Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadillas cooked and cut on a sheet pan. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken
  5. When they are all cooked, Cut them into four triangles each, serve, and enjoy!  

    Chicken Corn Tortilla Quesadilla triangles on platter with avocado, tomato, & sour cream. They have crispy edges, a soft gooey center, and are mouthwatering flavor. They have hearty shredded chicken flavored with warm and smoky Mexican spices. Then shredded Pepper Jack cheese and Cheddar is layered to get melty and oozy and delicious. It's an irresistible new easy dinner or appetizer idea. #quesadillas #mexicanfood #enchiladas #familydinner #chicken

Recipe Notes

The recipe includes 8 round quesadillas, yielding 4 triangles each. 

  • As an appetizer, it has 16 servings of 2 triangles per serving
  • As a main dish,  it can serve 4-6 people