Chicken QuesadillasJune 6, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Posted in Cheese, Main Dish, Mexican, My Own Creation, Supper, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
We had chicken quesadillas for supper last night. I’ve been eating Mexican food all of my life but had never heard of quesadillas until I went into a restaurant one day and saw them on the menu. Same with fajitas. My mom makes authentic Mexican food, including her own flour tortillas. I grew up watching my paternal grandmother making corn tortillas and nopales (cactus). So, what’s a quesadilla? It’s a tortilla (either flour or corn) stuffed with meat and cheese and grilled.
This is my recipe for chicken quesadillas.
Chicken – I purchased John Soules Fully Cooked Chicken Strips, 8 ounces
Corn tortillas – Mama Lupe’s Corn Tortillas, 20 per package
Canola Oil – I like Wesson
Shredded cheddar – yes, I was lazy today and used pre-shredded cheese
McCormick’s Cilantro and Cumin (in Spanish, it’s comino)
Okay! Time to get to work – I also refried beans and made Mexican rice (courtesy of Rice A Roni), so I had all four burners going at the same time, plus the oven was on. I felt like a juggler!
First thing: Preheat oven to 350 degress F. Now, put some canola oil into a small skillet and heat up the chicken tenders.
I grabbed a couple of cookie sheets and sprayed one with canola oil, poured some canola oil into my square pan and heated it up on medium heat. When it was hot, I tossed in two corn tortillas and let them get a tiny bit crispy. Then, I flipped them over and added chicken and cheddar and queso fresco to one of them.
I let that get hot and melty and then covered it with the second tortilla. Next, I carefully picked it up with a big pancake flipper and place it on the sprayed cookie sheet. Three of these quesadillas fit on my first cookie sheet; the cookie sheet went into the oven while I finished up with the remaining chicken and cheese.