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bek s creamy chicken quesadillas

Desciption

this is a gatorbek original - i don't know if i've ever seen a quesadilla recipe that uses cottage cheese, but my whole family loves this one! just watch how much you spoon in to the tortillas, because you don't want it running out the sides if you can help it. you may have some filling left over, but if i remember, it usually comes out about right. if you want to spice it up, feel free to add some diced jalapeno or habenero - i usually just let the sauce add the zip because of the kids. this is great as an appetizer or a main dish. serve with recipe #289407, maybe some guac and a dollop of sour cream. **as with many of my recipes, the amounts are approximate - i just chop and dump in the pan. if the directions are in any way unclear, please z-mail me... i hesitated to post this one because it exists in my recipe box as a jot list of ingredients and nothing more. hope it made it out of my head clearly!

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Steps

  1. In a large skillet
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat
  3. Slowly saut the onion
  4. Green onion
  5. And green pepper until just soft
  6. Add garlic
  7. Cilantro
  8. And lime juice and saut 1 minute more
  9. Remove from pan into a large mixing bowl
  10. Add the chicken
  11. Salt
  12. And pepper to the skillet and increase heat to medium high
  13. Saut until nicely browned and juices run clear
  14. Add vegetables back in
  15. Toss to mix
  16. Then pour all of it back into the large mixing bowl
  17. Be sure to scrape any yummy bits out as well
  18. Add the cottage cheese and grated cheese to the chicken and vegetable mixture
  19. Gently fold in until combined
  20. Stove top directions: on a clean
  21. Cast iron griddle or skillet
  22. Heat additional oil over medium heat
  23. Place each tortilla on griddle as space allows
  24. Spoon filling onto one half of the tortilla
  25. Leaving an inch from the edges to prevent it seeping out
  26. Fold in half
  27. The press down with a spatula
  28. Wait until cheese begins to melt
  29. Then carefully flip it and brown the other side
  30. If your tortillas are getting too dark before the cheese melts
  31. Turn down the heat
  32. Transfer to a warm platter and continue until they are all done
  33. Oven directions: preheat oven to 500f brush one side of the tortillas with olive oil and place on a shallow baking pan
  34. Oil side down
  35. Fill as directed above and fold in half
  36. Pressing closed
  37. Bake until crisp and golden
  38. About 5-7 minutes
  39. When ready to serve
  40. Use a pizza cutter to cut each quesadilla into four slices
  41. Serve immediately with the garnishes of your choice

Step 22

Total Time in Minute 30

Ingredients Count 20

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Ingredients

Olive oil

Onion

Green onion

Green pepper

Garlic

Fresh cilantro

Fresh lime juice

Chicken

Salt

Fresh ground black pepper

Cottage cheese

Colby-monterey jack cheese

Flour tortillas

Sour cream

Guacamole

Salsa

Pico de gallo

Lime wedge

Avocado

Cilantro

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