Friday, August 28, 2009

Chicken Quesadillas

These are my very plain version of chicken quesadillas. They can be spiced up and revved up with veggies, but baby's not having any part of it right now. They were still very tasty (and loved by my kids which was wonderful!)

2 chicken breasts, cubed
1 can of chickpeas
1/4 cup sour cream
(optional 1/4 cup salsa)
(optional - chopped veggies - peppers, onions...of your choice)
1 cup Monteray Jack Cheese
8 flour tortillas

Pre-heat oven to 300*. While the oven is heating, fry the cubed chicken meat in a little bit of oil until browned and cooked inside. Set aside. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Place them into a mixing bowl. Add sour cream. Using a hand blender, blend until somewhat smooth. (Add salsa to the mixture and mix in if using). Take out 2 cookie sheet. Place 2 tortillas on each. Spread 1/4 of the chickpea mixture onto each tortlla, until each tortilla is covered. Divide the chicken evenly amongst the tortillas as well. (Add veggies if using). Grate the Jack cheese over each tortilla. Cover with another tortilla. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, allowing the cheese to melt and the totillas to crisp up (watch they don't burn!). Remove from oven. Use a large knife or a pizza cutter to cut into 4 or 8 wedges per tortilla 'sandwich'. Serve with salsa, sour cream or guacamole.


Chow and Chatter said...


Melody said...

I've never heard of using chickpeas for a quesadilla before. Sounds muy delicioso!

Katy ~ said...

Excellent! I never knew I could bake these; always thought they had to be done in a skillet, which was a big issue with me as I could never turn the naughty things! Love the chickpeas. Sounds very good. NOW I'm going to make quesadillas!

teresa said...

i love the chickpeas, mmmmm

Trish said...

Hey....this is a great healthy quesadillas. I am thinking it is not so very plain there Kristen...there are a lot of ingredients others wouldn't have even thot the chickpease. Terrific!

Monica H said...

You can never go wrong with quesadillas. I remember when I was pregnant, the very smell of food turned my stomach. It's so sad for soodies such as us :-(

Hope you get your appetite back soon!

Ingrid said...

I like my quesadillas plain too!

Are you feeling better? Hope so!