As either an appetizer or an entrée, everybody loves quesadillas! Crisp,
buttery tortillas sandwiching melted cheese and savory chicken accented by
cool sour cream and zesty guacamole will make your senses samba!
What you need
1 bottle mas fina cervesa (beer)
2 Tbsp. minced cilantro
½ cup plus one teaspoon vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic
2 fresh limes
1 Tbsp. cayenne
Salt and pepper to taste
1 package boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package large flour tortillas
1 large onion, medium dice
1 red bell pepper, medium dice
1 orange bell pepper, medium dice
Stick of butter
16 oz. block of Monterey jack cheese, grated
Mix the first seven ingredients listed above in bowl to make a marinade for
the chicken. Trim all excess fat from the chicken breasts and place in the
marinade for at least four hours and up to 24 hours for maximum flavor.
Remove chicken from marinade and cook on the grill until they are just past
the pink stage. Allow to cool and dice the chicken coarsely. This step can
be done up to several days in advance and chicken can be stored in the
refrigerator. In the medium sauté pan heat one teaspoon vegetable oil over
medium-high heat. Sauté onions until they begin to become translucent. Add
the peppers and sauté for an additional two to three minutes, or until they
become soft. Reserve.
Heat the large sauté pan over medium heat. Place a small amount of butter
in the pan and allow it to melt. Spread the butter over the bottom of the
pan by placing a tortilla in the pan and rotating it until its entire
bottom surface is thinly coated. Don’t use too much butter! Sprinkle cheese
over the tortilla. Use about a cup of for each tortilla. When cheese begins
to melt add the chicken and sauté mixture to half of the exposed surface.
Using a spatula to lift the opposite edge of the tortilla, check to see if
the tortilla is beginning to brown. When the tortilla is brown use the
spatula to help fold the tortilla over on itself.
Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly. Cut into sections and serve
with guacamole and sour cream.
Repeat procedure until all ingredients have been consumed, or everyone is