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Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

Chicken Quesadillas - The kids will love them.

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts
1 small red pepper - thinly sliced (optional)
8 fresh mushrooms - thinly sliced (optional)
Sea salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup salsa - Any variety
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup refried beans
4 flour tortillas (8 inch)
3/4 cup shredded cheese - your choice
Additional salsa, if desired
Sour cream, if desired
Olive Oil - Just enough to rub onto the outsides of the quesadillas to prevent sticking when cooking.

Directions

Prepare the chicken:

1 Cut the chicken breast into thin strips.

2 Put into a skillet with 1-2 tablespoons butter or olive oil

3 Medium to high heat - watch so nothing burns

4 Start with the mushrooms and fry for a few minutes.

5 Add the chicken slices, cook until done

6 Add the sliced red peppers.

7 Cover and cook for a few more minutes.

Assemble the quesadillas:

1 In medium bowl, stir in the cooked chicken mixture, 1/4 cup salsa and cilantro until well mixed.

2 Spread 2 tablespoons beans over half of each tortilla.

3 Top bean side of each tortilla with chicken mixture and cheese.

4 Fold each tortilla in half over filling.

The final step:

1 Heat 12-inch non stick skillet over medium-low heat.

2 Rub quesadilla with olive oil

3 Place your quesadillas in skillet.

4 Cover; cook 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until filling is heated and tortillas are lightly browned. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.

5 Cut into wedges.

6 Serve with additional salsa and sour cream.

*Hint : If you cut the stuffed quesadillas in half, you can heat them up in a Panini maker.

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