Friday, September 6, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Aside from burrito, Quesadillas is one of my favorite snack to make at home. With almost the same set of ingredients like of the burritos, one can easily make a set of snacks composing of both Mexican delights. 

Let's concentrate on the Quesadilla recipe I'm about to share.

Quesadilla is tortilla with a cheesy filling inside. It's folded and heated up in a dry pan. Cheese is one of the main ingredients in every quesadilla because it glues everything together. I also prefer using flour quesadilla to get the soft- bread effect. It's easy to fold and flour tortilla can hold more filling than a corn tortilla. The exciting thing about quesadillas is the filling. You can practically use and combine anything. As for my choices, I went for chicken breasts, chopped into small pieces, sauteed in onions and with my left- over chili con carne sauce. Ground beef is also a good option.
Servings: 10- 15 medium slices

Ingredients: Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla
  • 2 chicken breast fillet chopped into small pieces or 1/4 k of lean ground beef
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili con carne sauce or tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 3 large tortillas 
  • 2- 3 cups grated quickmelt cheese or mozzarella 
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • a dash of salt and pepper
How To: 
  • In a frying pan, heat oil, sauteed chopped onion with chicken and simmer until chicken is cooked.
  • Add chili con carne sauce or tomato sauce and cilantro. Stir for a few seconds.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
* same procedure goes with ground beef  and add cheese sauce as an option.
  • Prepare a bigger, dry, round frying pan. In low fire, heat tortilla wrapper.
  • Fill one side with 1/2 cup from sauteed chicken and top it with 1/2 cup grated cheese. Spread it evenly.
  • Fold other end of the tortilla, press for a few seconds, then flip it carefully to heat the other side of the tortilla.
  • Flip it one more time and notice that it's more intact and both sides are a bit brown.
  • Plate and slice.
  • 3 medium red tomatoes minced
  • 1 medium red onion minced
  • 1/2 tsp cilantro
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice (optional)
In a bowl mix everything together. Ready to serve.
Enjoy your weekend with these and some ice cold soda pop.

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