I think the 2 most important rules to remember are to 1.) butter the tortilla and 2.) season the chicken well. That makes a WORLD of difference! So without further adieu here's the lowdown on easy and yummy quesadillas.....
You'll need :
- Large tortillas
- chicken (cooked) -I used 2 breasts
- fajita / taco seasoning
- 1/2 onion, diced
- bell pepper, diced (optional)
- grated cheese (I like to use cheddar jack)
- all the fixin's you'd like (lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, salsa)
Heat a couple teaspoons of olive oil in a skillet and toss in the onion for a minute or 2, add in your chicken and about a tablespoon or so of seasoning (I use the McCormick chicken taco seasoning) and about 2 tablespoons of water and get it all nice and mixed (I usually let it all hang out together for several minutes on low- let the seasonings soak in)
and now for my fave wedding gift....the griddle/grill thing. I heat that puppy up to low med/low and butter one side of my tortilla (I got the mega huge tortillas -you can use 2 of the small ones but I found that when I do that all the stuff falls out of the edges when I try to flip it!)
Lay it on the griddle thingy and sprinkle a layer of cheese (it acts kind of like and adhesive for the chicken to the tortilla) then add the chicken /onion/ (pepper) mixture, then more cheese, then close 'er up!After a few minutes, I give it a flip-a-roo.
and now it's time to eat!!!!
...aaaand you can put any extra chicken mixture into the fridge or freezer for your next quesadilla hankerin'!
Next I'm trying buffalo chicken quesadillas or BBQ chicken. Giddy up!