Thursday is a nondescript day – it is not mid week and it is not Friday! What can I say about Thursday? I am looking for a quick “go to” meal. When I first started this blog, I posted a recipe for Chicken Quesadilla that you can prepare and have on the table in about 30-minutes. Recently, I made a slight variation to add more fresh vegetables and hot peppers. It does take a little longer to make than my original recipe but if you want to include fresh ingredients then this is a great version. Plus you can prep the vegetables and shred the cheese the day before to save time once you get home.
1 BBQ Rotisserie Chicken
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 large Sweet Onion, cut in half and into slices
1 small Green Bell Pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
1 small Red Bell Pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
1 small Jalapeno Pepper or Hot Pepper, chopped (use gloves if chopping a jalapeno pepper)
1 Fresh Large Tomato
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 to 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1 to 2 tsp Cumin
2 tbsp Cilantro
4 large flour tortillas
Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream and Salsa are optional toppings
Preheat oven to 425.
In a small pan mix the shredded chicken, cumin, paprika, garlic, garlic, cilantro, salt, chopped tomato and heat through.
Add olive oil and sweet onion into a frying pan at medium heat and cook until tender. Add peppers and finish cooking.
While the onions and peppers are cooking and the chicken mixture is heating, spray your baking pan and place two flour tortillas side-by-side on the pan. Sprinkle cheese over the tortillas. Then add your chicken mixture and spread evenly but not quite to the edge. (I tend to dice my tomatoes in large chunks, but you can certainly dice them smaller.)
By now your onions and peppers should be ready. Place them on top of your chicken mixture.
Add more cheese.
I top each with another flour tortilla and then bake.
Bake for 10-minutes. Check after about 8-minutes as the ends will burn if left in the oven too long. Once golden brown, remove, cut into wedges. Serve with salsa and light sour cream. Enjoy! Do you have any favorite “Go To” recipes?