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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Chicken Quesadillas

If you haven't noticed, I love bread and cheese. The classic quesadilla is easy to make and requires very few ingredients. You can make restaurant style quesadillas at home by following a few simple steps.

Chicken Quesadillas (serves 4)

1 lb chicken breast
1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt
8 small or 4 medium flour or corn tortillas
2 Tbsp butter (divided)
1 cup of your favorite shredded cheese
Quesadilla sauce, recipe follows

First, boil your chicken breast with a crushed garlic clove and 1 tsp salt for 35-40 minutes. Allow chicken to cool, then shred it.
Preheat oven to 400 and prepare a large baking dish.
Heat a small skillet. For each quesadilla, melt 1/4 Tbsp of butter in the hot pan. Add a tortilla. Pile on 1/8 cup shredded chicken and 1/8 cup cheese, followed by a generous spoonful of special sauce. Fold over. Cook for 30 seconds on each side, then transfer to the prepared baking dish. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then serve with your favorite toppings; sour cream, guacamole, salsa, extra special sauce, anything you like.

Special quesadilla sauce:

This sauce is a very close clone to the sauce on Taco Bell's quesadillas. Enjoy. :)

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp brine from a jar of jalapenos
3/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp garlic salt

Stir until combined and try not to eat the whole thing like pudding.