Cheesy Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Quesadillas

30 Aug

If you aren’t drooling over the picture above, then you should really take a second look! Not only is this one super easy and inexpensive recipe to make, but its also a pretty healthy and balanced meal for a family dinner. Once again my Pinterest-junkie-self strikes again with this awesome recipe! My 1 year old son Graham has always had a hard time eating avocados (I guess the “mommy don’t feed me anything green” stage is here) but he really does love this meal! Try it you guys…I know you’ll like it!

Ingredients:

4 Medium Flour Tortilla Shells (*You can do wheat or corn if you prefer not to use white, and it still tastes great!)
1 lb Chicken, Cut into 1″ Cubes
(salt and pepper the chicken to taste)
1/2 Cup Scallions, Diced
8 Strips of Bacon, Cooked & Crumbled
1 Avocado, Diced
2 TBSP Butter
Mild Cheddar Cheese, Shredded

To cook the bacon: Arrange bacon on a cooling rack (like for cookies) and set it on top of sheet pan. If you don’t have a cooling rack, you can just put the bacon straight on the sheet pan. Or in a 9×13 baking dish. Either way will work. Place bacon in a cold oven, turn heat to 400, and cook 15 mins per side. Its super easy to cook bacon this way, and it leaves little mess.

Now for the rest of the meal: Add 1/2 tbsp bacon drippings to a skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and saute about 2-3 mins until softened. Add the chicken in a single layer, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 5 mins or until chicken is golden and cooked through, flipping just once during cooking. Remove the chicken and scallions to a plate and rinse out the skillet. Add about 1/2 tbsp butter to the skillet over medium heat. When foamy, add a tortilla and swirl it around to get it nice and buttery. Layer one side of the tortilla with chicken, bacon, avocado, and a little cheese. Use tongs to flip the other half of the tortilla over and press down. Cook the tortilla for about 1-2 mins on each side or until golden brown and crispy. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas, adding a little more butter for each tortilla as needed.

Makes about 4 quesadillas, enjoy!!

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