Friday, April 22, 2011

Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Quesadilla

I can't take credit for the picture because the quesadillas I made were gone before I had a chance to take a picture.  Let that be a testament for how good these bad boys are. =)  There are more things that you could add to this recipe to fit your tastes, but I'll post the simple version here.  Oh and 1 quesadilla was more than enough for one person so don't get too ahead of yourself and make 2-3 per person.

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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
Jalapenos (optional)

Arrange bacon in a 9×13 baking dish. 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.

Repeat with the rest of the tortillas, adding a little more butter for each tortilla as needed.

Makes 4 quesadillas.

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