Super Simple Stunning Quesadillas

by zesty on October 1, 2008 · 43 comments

Crazy day at the office and a late arrival to the house leads to a hungry household.  I had some chicken breasts taken out of the freezer from this morning and I had picked up some tortillas on sunday at the local supermarket.  So, I thought lets whip up some quesadilla’s – but lets change the filling up a little bit.  Not that I invented this filling but it is slightly different than the normal.

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts ( Boneless – sliced )
  • 4 Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Medium Red Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 2 Cups Baby Spinach
  • Sprinkle Red Pepper Flakes
  • Shredded Cheese ( Cheddar, Mozzeralla, Monterey Jack)

Method

  1. Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees Oven
  2. Preheat Frying Pan and add the olive oil
  3. Once ready, add red onion, garlic and red pepper flakes
  4. Onions

  5. Stirring often, cook mixture until onions become translucent – then add the mushrooms
  6. Mushrooms

  7. Continue cooking until mushrooms release their liquid and begin to brown – then add the chicken
  8. Once the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink – add taco seasoning and water and allow sauce to thicken. Once thickened, then add the spinach and toss through
  9. Ready to prepare the quesadilla, Lay parchment paper on cookie sheet and place one tortilla on top, Then spoon the mixture on top of the tortilla evenly
  10. Now Sprinkle cheese over evenly ensuring that you have cheese on the edges to allow the tortillas to stick together.
  11. Place other tortilla on top and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes or so or until cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown. Take out of the oven and serve.

I had enough filling for two quesadillas- that is why the recipe called for 4 tortillas in case you were wondering. I simply topped it with some fresh tomatoes mixed with a little olive oil and fresh cracked pepper as well as some sour cream. The quesadilla was very tasty and a nice combination of flavors with the spinach and red pepper flakes as well as the taco seasoning. Hopefully you enjoy it and by all means I would like to hear what filling you use in your quesadillas.

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