I had plans to make this for Jake and I, but meals kept getting
shifted around during the week and I ended up throwing it together for
Tim and I yesterday. I did not have cooked chicken on hand, so I
heated up the grill, brushed some chicken strips w/light Caesar dressing
and started them cooking. Made the bacon in the microwave and
gathered the rest of my ingredients, including a nice heavy square
griddle pan. I put the griddle on the grates to warm up. When the
chicken was cooked through, I chopped it up along with the bacon. A
pat of butter onto the griddle, toss down the tortilla. I put the
cheese on the entire thing, the bacon/chicken on half and then folded it
over. When it was nice and golden brown I carefully flipped it to the
other side. I did not add the veggies or sour cream this time.
Tim and I both loved this, and I can't wait to make it for
Jake. It's fast, filling and you don't even have to heat up the
house. This was another blog find via FoodGawker, be sure to go
check out her beautiful photos and other good stuff at http://3kidsandus.com/2011/from-the-garden-chicken-club-quesadillas-for-two-recipe/
Chicken Club Quesadillas for Two Recipe
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 flour tortillas
1 cup pre-cooked grilled chicken strips (I grilled strips with lite caesar dressing)
4 bacon strips
1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese -- shredded
1/4 cup green onions -- diced
1/2 cup lettuce
1/2 cup tomatoes -- diced
1/4 cup sour cream
2 TBS fresh cilantro -- chopped
1 TBS butter -- divided in half
a toaster oven, cook bacon strips on a wire rack (with a drip tray
below) at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Set aside on a paper towel.
In a medium skillet, melt 1/2 TBS butter over medium heat.
Place a tortilla in the skillet.
Add half the chicken to one half of the tortilla, top with half the bacon, cilantro, green onions and cheese.
Fold tortilla in half and continue to cook each side for about 1 minute.
Repeat for the second quesadilla.
Add lettuce, tomato and sour cream after each quesadilla has been removed from the heat.