Chicken Quesadillas

To make the Chicken Quesadillas I used the marinade from The Best Chicken Marinade/Sauce Ever! post. Just grill the chicken before hand and let it cool.

You can put just about anything you can think of in the Quesadilla, just remember it can’t be too thick or the cheese won’t melt before the outsides burn. You can use onions, green peppers, green chilies, jalapenos, refried beans, seasoned ground beef, seasoned shredded beef, or pretty much anything you would like. Oh! Oh! I know what would be great in a Quesadilla, some of the “Green Chilies and Pork” I made in one of my earlier post.

Today’s quesadillas are going to be pretty basic, just cheese, grilled chicken and jalapenos.

One more thing, don’t be tempted to make one big quesadilla by forgoing the folding in half of the tortilla. I tried it, it didn’t work, the thing fell a part and all the cheese and stuff fell into the hot pan and it was just a great big mess.

So let’s get going.

Cooked Grilled Chicken, Sliced
1 lbs Grated Colby Jack Cheese (Approximately. How Much do you like cheese?)
10 to 12 Inch Flour Tortillas (enough for 1 each, trust me these are filling.)
Sliced Jalapeno Peppers
1 to 2 Tbls Cooking Oil

Large Skillet
Large Spatula (The Bigger, The Better. Not long, but big on the business end.)
Spring Tongs
Large Plate

1. To begin with slice your chicken breast about 3/8th of an inch thick. I cut mine on the diagonal for better coverage.

2. Place your pan over medium high heat and add enough to cover the bottom. I went a little too heavy on the oil, you could use a bit less.

3. Place a flour tortilla on your large plate, sprinkle about 2 to 3 ounces of cheese on one half of the tortilla.

4. Arrange enough slices of chicken to cover the cheese.

5. Top with some jalapeno slice. I like mine hot so I used a lot.

6. Cover with about 2 to 3 more ounces of cheese.

7. Slide then slide the Quesadilla off the plate into the pan. Give it about 30 seconds to soften the tortilla then fold the empty side of the tortilla over.

8. Quesadillas only take a couple of minutes in the pan so make sure you don’t wander off. Give it about 2 minutes a side or until the tortilla starts getting a nice golden brown. Then flip it over.

9. Let this side cook till it looks like the first, just be sure the pan isn’t too hot or it will burn.

10. Move to a cutting board with the spatula and tongs. The tongs really help because these things are a little big and unwieldy. Cut into wedges and serve.

11. I decided to serve mine with a side taco salad. Enjoy!


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