Monday, March 3, 2008

Barbecued chicken quesadillas

I had some chicken that was left over from the barbecue and decided to make quesadillas with it.

A quesadilla is a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside, but you can put a lot more inside, like chicken, jalapeno peppers, zucchini flowers, chorizo, mushrooms etc.
I went through the fridge and found besides the cheese and chicken, pickled jalapeno's and taco salsa.

flour tortillas
grated cheese
vegetable oil

chicken (cooked and shredded)
jalapeno slices (fresh or pickled)
zucchini flowers

On medium high heat, heat up a cast iron skillet and put a tablepoon of vegetable oil in it.
When the oil is hot put your flour tortilla in the pan, flip it over every 10 seconds until it starts to puff up.
Add your grated cheese, I used a medium sharp Dutch cheese, and the rest of your ingredients.
Cover the skillet with a lid and turn the heat to low. There should be plenty of residual heat to melt your cheese and to brown your tortilla.

Give it a minute or 2 and check if your cheese is melted, if not turn the heat up a bit. If the cheese is melted fold the tortilla over, if it's not brown yet leave it in the pan a little longer and flip it over occasionally to get both side nice and colored.

Remove from the pan and cut into 3 wedges.

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