Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Chicken Quesadillas

Not much of a "recipe" here....just some tortillas, cheese, and chicken, mostly. But if you wanna read it, BE MY GUEST. It should be riveting. Are ya sensing my sarcasm??

There should be black beans in this shot.

What you need:

Tortillas (corn for gluten-free. Make sure to read labels. Some corn tortillas also have wheat.)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Mexican blend shredded cheese or any cheese you like, i.e. pepper jack, colby, cheddar, etc.
Italian dressing
Chili powder or cajun seasoning
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped avocado
black beans (whoops! Forgot those in the picture...)

How you make it:

Pour some italian dressing into a ziplock bag. Shake in some chili powder or cajun seasoning. Add in the chicken and let marinate for as long as you want. It doesn't have to be hours. I usually just do 20 minutes or so. Just to get the flavors on there.
Grill or fry up the chicken and shred or chop into pieces.
Put a tortilla on a hot skillet and add cheese and chicken. Cover with another tortilla. Flip once when the first side is browned/crispy to your liking. Continue cooking the other side till done.
Cut in wedges and serve with tomato, avocado, black beans.
You could mix in some lemon juice/olive oil/cilantro/red wine vinegar to the tomato mixture if you wanted. Or not. We didn't tonight, and Mr. Cutie Pie Baby could NOT get enough of it! He especially likes the black beans and avocado.
There you go. ¡OlĂ©!

*Updated 2/26/2011: I was reminded today of the actual tomato/avocado dressing of my mom's that is so delicious. Fresh lemon juice, oil, garlic salt, fresh ground pepper. All to taste. And for the above tex-mex kind of dinner, I would add cilantro to that since I put those black beans in there too.

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