Truly Hard Seltzer

Crispy Lemonade-Battered Chicken Quesadillas

Serve up an irresistibly crunchy crowd-pleaser during your next game day gathering with crispy lemonade-battered chicken quesadillas. Spicy, cheesy and a little boozy. Go big on taste with a fun tangy twist when you team up Truly® Lemonade Hard Seltzer and Mission® Soft Taco Flour Tortillas.

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  • Ingredients & Instructions



  • 8

    Mission Soft Taco Flour Tortillas
  • 1

    cup Truly® Lemonade Hard Seltzer
  • ½

    cup all-purpose flour
  • ½

    cup cornstarch
  • 1

    tsp baking powder
  • 1

    tsp chili powder
  • 1

  • 1

    lb chicken tenders
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • ½

    tsp salt
  • 2

    cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • ½

    cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2

    jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 4

    green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2

    tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1

    cup tomato salsa, for serving


  • Step 1

    Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder and chili powder. In separate bowl, whisk together Truly Lemonade Hard Seltzer and egg. Gradually whisk into flour mixture (do not overmix; batter will be slightly lumpy).

  • Step 2

    Pour 3 inches of oil into large saucepan. Heat over medium heat until instant-read thermometer reaches 375°F.

  • Step 3

    One at a time, dip chicken tenders into batter, then slowly add to hot oil. Cook, in batches, for 3 to 4 minutes or until crispy and chicken is cooked through. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate; sprinkle with salt. Chop into pieces.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle half of the Cheddar cheese evenly over tortillas, leaving 1/2-inch border. Scatter chopped chicken, red bell pepper, jalapeño and green onions over top; sprinkle with remaining Cheddar cheese. Cap with remaining tortillas to enclose filling.

  • Step 5

    Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook quesadillas, in batches, for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden and cheese is melted, adding remaining oil as needed. Cut quesadillas into wedges. Serve with salsa for dipping and enjoy!

  • Tip

    Serve with other favorites too, like guacamole or sour cream!

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