Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Chicken Quesadillas

I LoVE quesadillas. They can be made in so many different ways, with many different ingredients. They are fast, fun and super good! Our kids loved this recipe because it was a plain, simple recipe with nothing unfamiliar placed before them. Hey, that matters believe it or not. Try this!

~ 4 chicken breasts (or however much chicken you would like on your quesadillas)
~ 4 large tortillas (plain, whole wheat, spinach or tomato...we like tomato)
~ 1 cup shredded Monterey jack or cheddar cheese
~ Sour cream - for dipping
~ Salsa - for dipping
Optional choices: Chopped Jalepeno pepper, black olives, diced tomato, taco seasoning while cooking the chicken, guacamole for dipping, tropical fruit salsa for dipping.

Cut chicken into strips for quicker cooking. Cook in a frying pan, adding seasonings that you like. Try taco seasoning or specialty seasonings. We used a chili-lime rub from Williams Sonoma....sooo delish!

Once chicken is cooked and cooled a bit, dice.
Put a bit of olive oil in a pan and heat to medium heat. Place one tortilla in the pan. Sprinkle with some of the cheese and chicken and any other ingredients you would like to add. We just used chicken and cheese for our kids.

After 30 seconds to a minute, fold tortilla over (it will look like an omelette, half moon). Let sit for another 30 seconds to a minute until cheese looks like its melting.
Take out and place on a plate. Cut in half so you have two triangles
Put next tortilla in pan and start over, sprinkling cheese and chicken then folding over. Continue until all tortillas are done.

Dip quesadillas in your favourite tomato salsa or a yummy fruit salsa. Eat and enjoy!

No comments: