3/6/11

Chicken Pesto Quesadillas

This one of our favorite quick meals!

Chicken Pesto Quesadillas 

Chicken Pesto Quesadillas

An electric skillet works great for cooking these quesadillas!

1  (3.5-oz.) jar pesto
4  (8-inch) tortillas
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (homemade, canned or rotisserie)
1  (8-ounce) package shredded Italian cheese blend
Olive oil
Spread 1 – 2 tablespoons of pesto onto each tortilla.
Sprinkle about a ¼ cup chicken onto half of each tortilla.
Sprinkle ¼ cup cheese over chicken.
Fold each tortilla in half.
Brush both sides of each folded tortilla with olive oil.

Garnish:
Sour cream

Preheat oven to about 200 degrees. (You may need to cook these in batches, and you can keep the first batch warm in the oven while cooking the remaining quesadillas.)
Heat a large nonstick skillet or an electric skillet on medium-high heat.
Cook quesadillas for 2 minutes on each side or until browned and crusty.
Remove to a cutting board, and cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges.
Serve with a dollop of sour cream!

Linked to: Tasty Tuesday!

4 comments:

  1. Oh, yum!! We've been doing lots of quesadillas for lunch but I have never thought of making them with pesto. I keep all of those ingredients (except that cheese) on hand and will have to make these very soon. The salad looks great, too!! I am so hungry right now!

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  2. That looks & sounds incredible! I'm putting it on the menu plan. Thank you for sharing it. Holly

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  3. Anita and Holly,

    I think you guys will really these. Our other favorite way to use pesto is Cheesy Pesto Pizza:
    http://mealplanningwithconnie.blogspot.com/2010/11/cheesy-pesto-pizza.html
    Both are quick, easy and tasty!

    Many blessings!

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  4. We are hosting a linky party THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS with "Everything GREEN for St. Patrick's Day". We would LOVE for you to link up this amazing recipe!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-weeks-cravings-linky-party-20-go.html

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