RECIPE: Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

1 package chicken breasts (about 1 lb)
1/3 red pepper (~ 1/2 cup)
1/3 green pepper (~ 1/2 cup)
1/3 yellow pepper (~ 1/2 cup)
1/3 orange pepper (~ 1/2 cup)
1/2 med. yellow onion
3 tbsp minced garlic (easiest from the jar stuff)
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package shredded mexican cheese
1 package 12″ burrito tortillas (I like flavored ones, like garden veggie)
olive oil
Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning
powdered garlic
crushed red pepper

Finely chop peppers & onion and toss into a large skillet. Cut the chicken breast into small cubes and toss into the skillet. The more finely chopped the ingredients, the less bulky your quesadillas are 🙂

Add minced garlic and 1 tbsp olive oil to the skillet. For your spices, I could get all technical on amounts but that’s not really how I cook – I’ll try to estimate 🙂

– A liberal coating of Tony’s (this is where your zing comes from) – maybe 1-2 tbsp?
– A few shakes of salt, pepper, powdered garlic – maybe 1/2 tsp
– A light dusting of crushed red pepper – maybe 1/4 tsp

I use my hands to smoosh all the ingredients together, though you could use a spoon 🙂 Then cook the filling on a high heat, stirring constantly with a spatula until chicken is well-cooked. Once finished, I usually put the ingredients on a plate, but this is because I use both my skillets to cook all the quesadillas.

Next, you prep the tortillas by putting on cheese on half a tortilla, spooning the cooked ingredients onto that (covering it loosely), and then put the 2nd kind of cheese on top. Fold the tortilla in half and it’s ready to toss on the skillet.

To prep the skillet, take a 1/2 tbsp of butter and melt it on the skillet over a medium flame. Once it’s melted, toss the prepped tortilla on and cook on each side until golden brown.

We like to serve them with guacamole, sour cream and salsa on top too.

Serving size: 6

Tip: Cook all the innards in advance and put them in Tupperware. Then it only takes about 5 minutes to whip up yummy quesadillas and makes for much easier leftovers 🙂

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