April 4, 2011

Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Avacado Quesadillias


Tonight I tried a recipe I got here.  My friend Ashley told me about this great blog and I wanted to share it with you.  Yummy easy recipes are only the start of what the blog talks about.  There are also really cool free downloads for fonts and other blog gadgets.

Ok, so lets get to the recipe.  You will need....

4 medium-sized flour tortilla shells
1 lb chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper
1/2 cup scallions, diced
8 strips of bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 avocado, diced
mild cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp butter

Arrange bacon on a cooling rack (like for cookies) and set it on top of sheet pan. If you don’t have a cooling rack, you can just put the bacon straight on the sheet pan. Or in a 9×13 baking dish. Either way will work. Place bacon in a cold oven, turn heat to 400, and cook 15 mins per side.

Add 1/2 tbsp bacon drippings to a skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and saute about 2-3 mins until softened. Add the chicken in a single layer, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 5 mins or until chicken is golden and cooked through, flipping just once during cooking. Remove the chicken and scallions to a plate and rinse out the skillet.

Add about 1/2 tbsp butter to the skillet over medium heat. When foamy, add a tortilla and swirl it around to get it nice and buttery. Layer one side of the tortilla with chicken, bacon, avocado, and a little cheese. Use tongs to flip the other half of the tortilla over and press down. Cook the tortilla for about 1-2 mins on each side or until golden brown and crispy.

Makes 4 quesadillas.


* My family tries to eat gluten free so I substituted the flour tortillas for corn and I think it made them even better!
XO,
Heather

3 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy!! Oh, about the vintage cane chair...I will email you with details! Take care, Caroline

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  2. Yum is right! I just found your blog via Ashley from Meet Me in Philly. So glad I did...it's lovely. The image of the front entry in your blog title is just gorgeous!

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  3. looks amazing. I will have to try them.

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