Drink 'em if you got 'em boys and girls, it's time for a "Top Five" bar Snack. So good and tasty, makes a fine lunch as well. Depending on the occasion, could double as a casual appetizer for a BBQ (in fact, easy to do on a grill if entertaining outdoors).
Just love 'em
And easy as could be. Today I am showing another use for the Cajun Garlic Aioli I made a couple of weeks ago. I like to make this in batches, but always try to use up what I have within no more than 2 weeks. So this was the end of it (until I make some more soon).
The Aioli adds a great little tang to the taste. But you can just as easily take a commercial brand of BBQ sauce and make a BBQ Quesadilla. Or how about adding some Picante and making a Tex-Mex Quesadilla. Just make the substitution and eat what you like!
OK, here's what I did...
I made two of these, made a nice lunch...
4 Flour Tortillas (Can use corn if you like)
2 cups diced chicken (I used 1/2 a rotisserie chicken, can easily use any cooked chicken (Once I diced up some chicken nuggets from McD's to stretch a meal when nephews were visiting))
1/2 cup Cajun Garlic Aioli (Again, substitute BBQ or Picante sauce if you like)
1/2 cup freshly grated Monterrey Jack Cheese
4 Jalapeno Peppers, deseeded, sliced into thin rings
1/4 cup chopped fresh Cilantro
tiny amount of oil to moisten a pan
- Start with cooked chicken, dice or shred, mix with the Aioli (or BBQ sauce)
- Chop the Cilantro and peppers
- Heat a large frying pan, moisten the bottom with an Olive Oil soaked rag
- Heat one side of a tortilla, flip
- Add 1/2 the chicken mix, spread evenly on the tortilla, add 1/2 the cheese, evenly spread, add the peppers and cilantro evenly spread, top with another tortilla
- Cover the pan, turn heat down low and allow the pan to act as an oven to melt the cheese, wait 5 minutes, checking occasionally to make sure the bottom of the tortilla does not burn
- Flip the tortilla. When the cheese has melted properly, everything sticks together.
- Turn the heat back up and heat the tortilla until a bit crispy, about another 3 minutes
- Repeat, cut into pie shaped wedges and enjoy!
Click the image to the left for a printable copy of this recipe. When the large image appears, right click the image and select "Copy Image". Then open a word document file, click paste and print. Prints on an 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper.