Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Chicken Quesadilla with Carmelized Onion & Peppers


We had some left over barbecued chicken breast so I decided to make Quesadillas for dinner last night with a new twist. I carmelized the onion, bellpepper, Anaheim green chile and half a jalapeno in some olive oil. When they were soft I added the leftover chicken and let it heat through.

 My girlfriend Jody taught me this great trick to make your tortilla a little crunchy and with some added flavor. Put some cheese in your heated pan first. Then lay the first tortilla over the cheese and let the cheese crisp up and stick to the tortilla. Put some cheese on the exposed part of the tortilla, to taste. Put your filling on top of the of the cheese and then add the second tortilla on top. If you really like a cheesy quesadilla you could add more cheese on top of the filling too. The hardest part of this meal will be fipping the quesadilla without losing all the filling. Oh I almost forgot, I also toss in a good amount of cilantro.

We used white flour tortillas and Whole Wheat tortillas. We decided we'd just use the whole wheat in the future because of the added fiber. After you add all those fillings it's not the tortilla you taste anyway. Serve with a salad and guacamole, chips and salsa. We are fortunate to have a wonderful Mexican market close by that makes it's own salsa and guacamole daily. Enjoy!


16 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh Ellen, that looks so appetizing! What a great meal! I am hankering for quesadillas now!

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  2. were would this mexican market be?
    these look amazing!

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  3. Ellen,
    That is fabulous looking. I think the cooks on this blog must be fabulous at it. Stop by any time, Cindy

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  4. Hi Ellen
    Thanks for stopping by and your sweet words of encouragement. I have always loved reading cook books and your blog is like having my very on book.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  5. I'm drooling all over the keyboard!

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  6. Oh my goodness, that looks delicious! What a great idea of putting extra cheese in the skillet before you put the first tortilla in. Yum!Yum!

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  7. I like quesadillas and even better with that extra cheese which makes them even more crispy..thanks for that tip Ellen!

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  8. Your quesadillas look most delicious! And to have fresh guacamole & salsa available daily at a Mexican market...how handy is that?

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  9. Yum! awesome blog. Thanks for visiting mine! I enjoy any feedback as I am new to the blog world.

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  10. Wow! Those look fantastic! We had quesadillas last night, but I think yours, with the carmelized veggies, probably win hands down! And a cool tip on putting some cheese in the pan first.

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  11. Ellen, your quesadilla's look so yummy. I love making this kind of food for a quick dinner. ..

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  12. Must try this.LOVE carmelized onion! Gotta tell you: saw your dear image of Mrs. Tiggywinkle and had to laugh. I "found" her at age 13 and became a fan. As I browsed your blogger profile I smiled - loved so much that is there. You must be a great one to know.

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  13. Mexican...one of our favorites! I love the cheese in the pan idea. I'll be sure to make fresh salsa and guacamole too. Kathy

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