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Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

1 deli-roasted whole chicken, deboned and shredded

8 ounces Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese (or a combination of both), shredded

1/2 cup chopped red onion

4 green onions, chopped

2 ripe tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, packed

1 to 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded, de-ribbed and chopped

Juice of 1 fresh lime

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

8 (10-inch) flour or whole wheat tortillas

Softened butter

Sour cream for accompaniment

Commercial salsa for accompaniment (or Pico de Gallo)

In a bowl combine the deboned and shredded chicken, cheese(s), red onion, green onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno peppers and fresh lime. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

To assemble and cook a quesadilla, spread or brush the softened butter on one side of two tortillas. Place one tortilla butter-side down in a medium-heated 10-inch or larger skillet. Spread 1/4 of the chicken mixture on top of the tortilla and top with the remaining tortilla, butter-side up. Cook until the bottom tortilla is nice and golden brown, using a pancake turner, carefully turn the quesadilla over and cook until nicely golden brown. Repeat process 3 more times with remaining tortillas and chicken mixture.

To serve, cut each quesadilla into 8 wedges and serve with a dollop of sour cream and salsa on the side. Makes 4 main course servings or 32 appetizers.

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October 10, 2006 - Posted by | Chicken, Dinner, Events, Famous Recipes, Meals, Recipes, Summer Recipes, Whole Chicken Recipes

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