These Quesadillas are insanely good. They aren't hard to make, and they can be made for a variety of occasions. You know, like a superbowl party, regular dinner, or a super rad night alone with your cats.
Time: 20 minutes
(1 hour if you grill your chicken breasts)
1 pack medium flour tortillas
2 chicken breasts shredded (or a rotisserie chicken, see step 1)
1 cup cilantro roughly chopped
1/2 white onion diced
1 jar sliced nacho style jalapeño (or a single fresh jalapeño if you're hardcore)
1/2 avocado diced
1/2 cup green onion finely sliced
1 cup shredded mexican cheese blend (I use Sargento)
2 tbsp butter
Tapatio hot sauce, or any hot sauce you like
Sombrero if you’re feeling festive.
Step 1) Depending on how much work you want to do, you can either bake/bbq 2 chicken breasts with some salt, lime juice and a little adobo seasoning. OR, you can just get a rotisserie chicken from the store and shred that up. (I always grill them up so I have time to drink a beer or two outside) Shred the chicken with two forks, and set aside.
Step 2) Butter 1 side of the tortilla, in a large skillet over medium heat place tortilla buttered side down. On one half of the tortilla, quickly lay down a layer of cheese, chicken, jalapeños, onion, avocado, green onion, cilantro, more cheese (don't be afraid to go overboard, melted cheese soothes the soul), a little lime juice, and a sprinkle of lemon pepper. (this is where I drizzle in a little la crema). Now fold over the empty half of the tortilla, it should like a delicious half moon.
Step 3) Leave in the pan until a nice golden brown color is achieved, then flip to the other side. If you are making several you may need to lower the heat for a bit to ensure it doesn't brown too quickly. Once cooked plate and cut in half. Serve it up with a side of guac and sour cream….. and tequila…. Corona is acceptable as well.
Pro Tip***Quesadilla with a crust?***
When finishing up the last side, I like to throw some cheese down on the empty side of the pan when its almost done, then place the tortilla on the melting cheese so the top layer has a delicious cheese crust.