Stuffed Chicken Quesadilla

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Quesadillas so Good You'll Stab Someone for a Slice

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)

Serves: 4

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Ingredients:

 

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)

1 lime

2 tbsp butter

Lemon pepper

Tapatio hot sauce, or any hot sauce you like


optional: 


Sombrero if you’re feeling festive. 

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Instructions:

 

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.