Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tastes Like Chicken!

Because it is.  (Bwahahahahaaa! I'm hi-larious) Tonight's recipe features something super easy and fast.  Why? Because a) I'm still sick (*hack, cough, hack*) and b) I just got off work.  You have those sort of days, too, right? RIGHT?! Ah, I thought so. Without further ado, I give you Work-Night Chicken Quesadillas.

What You'll Need
Cutting board                                                                 Large skillet
2 forks                                                                           Cast iron griddle
1 rotisserie chicken                                                        1 tsp minced garlic
Tortillas                                                                          Chili powder
Shredded cheese                                                             Cilantro
1 Tbsp olive oil

Now Let's Make Work-Night Chicken Quesadillas!
Put your rotisserie chicken on your cutting board. Slice slightly to one side of the center of the chicken to begin removing the breast.  Don't worry if you're not a master carver; it doesn't need to be pretty.  Take your chicken breast, and remove any of the skin still attached (no one wants to get a big hunk of rubbery skin in their quesadilla. Trust me, learn from me). Now, use one of your forks to hold the piece of chicken down.  Take your other fork and firmly drag it across the piece of chicken to begin shredding the chicken. Continue until the entire breast is shredded.  Repeat for the other chicken breast and any other meat you can/want to pull off the chicken.

 Remember, click to enlarge for a closer view!

Set your cast iron griddle on an eye and heat it to medium heat (about four or five). Now ignore it and move over to your skillet.

In your skillet, heat about 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add your newly shredded chicken and 1 tsp of minced garlic.  Add chili powder to taste. Personally, I like a lot.  If you have time and are so inclined, you could also add half a diced bell pepper. Saute the meat until it is heated throughout and flavors have mingled.  Reduce heat to low.

Come back to your griddle.  By now, it should have reached an even heat.  Place a tortilla on the griddle.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese as desired and add a few cilantro leaves as well. Watch as the cheese slowly melts. Once all the cheese is melted, add chicken to the center of the tortilla. Make sure to divvy up the chicken based on however many quesadillas you're prepping.

Okay, so I used a spatula.
Using one of your forks, fold one side of the tortilla over the chicken in the center. Then, fold the other side over. Remove to plate. Add another tortilla and repeat until all your chicken is used up. Serve with a salsa and sour cream. Some other ingredients you can add right before wrapping the tortilla up? Freshly diced tomatoes, sliced red onion, chopped lettuce, olives, etc.  Enjoy!


1 comment:

  1. looking great.can I taste it? I was just kidding.I would definitely try it tonight.
    Chicken quesadilla recipe


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