Saturday, January 29, 2011

Chick-en Quesadillas

This is what we had for dinner tonight...chicken quesadillas.  They are one of my favorites (and my Boyfriend's too).  They are low fat and great for those who are dieting (just don't add as much cheese).  Here goes:

Chick-en Quesadillas

Boil a whole chicken and take the meat off the bones.

In a mixing bowl, mix together:
1 cup orange juice
2 garlic cloves, smashed
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tsp. oregano
2. tsp. cumin
1 Tbl. lime juice

Mix the chicken into this.  It should look like this:

(I know it looks kinda messy, but I'm not the tidiest cook around.  Just ask my Boyfriend.)

At some point fry up 1/2 - 1 whole onion in a bit of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil).  When the onions are almost carmelized, add the above chicken mixture and cook together until it's simmery. (Is that a word?)

Get out your Panini Grill (if you have one.  If you don't have one of those, just use a skillet.)

Place a flour tortilla on the grill (or skillet), and put some cheese on there.  We like extra sharp cheddar.

Then, add some of the chicken mixture:

Then add some more cheese (optional, but it makes the tortilla stick on):

Then another tortilla:

Cook on the grill for about 3 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.  In a skillet, turn it after a few minutes and cook the other side.

When it's done, put it on a cutting board and cut it in quarters with a pizza cutter.

Then, put it on a plate and serve with sour cream and salsa.  Personally, I love this dish with sour cream and jalepeno jelly.  Num Num Num.

And there you have it!


P.S.  I hope my food photography skills will improve in the future...
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Dot said...

Looks yummy. Just one suggestion, why not make your own tortillas, nothing beats that. :)
I like your site here my friend.

Chick of All Trades said...

Hey, that's a good idea, Dot. You have a good recipe? I'm SUCH the reluctant cook, that I try to avoid as much cooking as possible, but I do love baking. Weird, huh?

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