Cheesy chicken quesadillasDecember 4th, 2008 | Written by jfolkmann | Topic: Snacks
These really simple cheesy quesadillas will easily have your whole family begging you to put more in the pan. Serve with fresh salsa and guacamole.
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- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 clove of garlic
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 4 tortillas
- Grated cheddar (older the better)
- 2 tomatoes (diced)
To prepare the chicken, cut each chicken breast in half width-wise so you have 4 flat thin pieces of chicken. With a mortar and pestle make a paste with the garlic, chili, salt and cumin. In a large bowl add the paste, the chicken and 1 tablespoon of oil, then get in with your hands and rub the oil and paste into the chicken. (It would probably be even better left over night in the fridge…but i was in a hurry.)
Place another tablespoon of oil into a frying pan and fry the chicken. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from the frying pan and dice into small pieces.
Preheat a frying pan on medium. Place one tortilla into the pan and then sprinkle a generous amount of cheese, half the chicken and half the tomatoes on to the tortilla and then top with a second tortilla. Press it flat. Fry until the tortilla turns brown, flip and fry the other side. Repeat the above steps with the second quesadilla.