It’s time for July’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal! In SRC, members are assigned another participating blogger, find a recipe that strikes their fancy, makes it, and reveal on the selected day (interested? Click that link to join the fun!)
This month, I was assigned Nicola’s blog, Lemon & Cheese. Nicola is a librarian in London (Nicola – we need to talk books! I’m a bibliophile an always have a book in hand!) Nicola also loves trying new foods, but tends toward simple recipes using fresh ingredients and freezer/pantry staples.
Nicola has been blogging for a long time, so her recipe index is extensive! I had such fun looking through! I’ve been reading quite a lot of British novels lately (Harry Potter, 101 Dalmatians, & Scarlet Feather (actually Irish, but there’s some food overlap) spring to mind), so I was immediately drawn to recipes like Steak & Kidney Pie and Treacle Tart. I also had my eye on Funfetti Shortbread, because I’m a sucker for cookies and sprinkles!
But what really won me over was Pesto and Chicken Quesadillas. I LOVE quesadillas! I love traditional quesadillas and I love to play with flavors, so these were right up my alley!
The quesadillas were absolutely delish! I mean, it’s pesto & cheese and chicken! How can you go wrong?
Now, I have to warn you, these aren’t exactly diet food. Between the olive oil laden pesto & the cheese, they can get a bit greasy, but they are so so worth it!
-I used some leftover grilled, season chicken. Rotisserie chicken would also be tasty.
Pesto Chicken Quesadillas
Adapted from Lemon and Cheese
½ cup pesto
4 oz cooked chicken, shredded or diced
1 tomato, diced
1 – 1 ½ cups Monterey jack cheese, shredded
Preheat a Foreman grill or panini press.
Spread the pesto over each of the tortillas. Divide the chicken and tomato between three of the tortillas and top with plenty of cheese. Top with the remaining tortillas (pesto side down) and place in the grill until the tortilla is browned and the cheese is melty. Serve immediately
Want more? Try these quesadilla combinations!
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|Chicken Caprese Quesadillas|