It’s Saturday, It’s Quesadillas

15E44AC7-8ACD-4332-BE2E-60A7CEBF23A2I asked my wife what she wanted for supper, her answer was not a surprise. Quesadillas as I have stated before is something she asks for a lot. Since there isn’t leftover chicken in the fridge it was use a frozen chicken breast. We have lots of chicken breasts in the freezer all individually wrapped. When I buy a large amount of chicken breasts I always wrap each breast separately with plastic wrap, then put them in a large freezer bag. This makes it easy to get out just the amount you need for a recipe. I do the same with other large quantities of anything I buy, even bacon I break down into 3 rasher portions.

Thawing out a chicken breast, or even a pound of hamburger is best done in the microwave, but not in the way you think of using a microwave. This is something I heard about years ago and when I tried it I found it worked. Take the chicken breast and put it in the microwave, place a cup of boiling water in with it. Set the microwave to defrost for 2 minutes, let everything sit in the microwave for 3 hours. After the 3 hours the chicken breast is totally thawed out. I understand exactly why and how it works but those things don’t matter what does is it works. This recipe makes 2 full sized quesadillas or 4 of the folded ones.

1 cooked chicken breast chopped into small pieces

8 cherry tomatoes thinly sliced

4 green onions chopped

1 heaping tablespoon of salsa

1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

2 cups grated old cheddar cheese

4 large tortillas

Mix cheese together in a bowl and set aside. Mix chicken, cherry tomatoes, green onions, and salsa together in a bowl.

Place a tortilla in a frying pan and turn pan to medium heat, spread 1/4 of the cheese on the tortilla. Add 1/2 of the chicken mixture evenly on top of the cheese. Sprinkle another 1/4 of the cheese on the chicken and then top with another tortilla. Press down on the tortilla gently, cover and cook for about 4 minutes pressing down on the tortilla about every 30 seconds. You will be able to tell when the cheese has started to melt, check the bottom tortilla to see if it is as brown as you like. Turn the quesadilla over and cook for about 4 minutes pressing down gently every 30 seconds. Remove, cut in wedges and serve.

 

About Graham Stewart

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1 Response to It’s Saturday, It’s Quesadillas

  1. Pingback: It’s Saturday, It’s Quesadillas — How I Cook — by Graham Stewart | homethoughtsfromabroad626

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