Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Chicken and Tomato Quesadilla

Mom, this post is just for you! Hope you're reading it!

Growing up in Singapore, we sometimes had quesadillas for breakfast. Except, we never knew they were quesadillas. My mom called them tee-TOR-lees, and we kids just followed and called them titorlys too. It was years later (after many delicious titorlys) that I saw the packaging for the tortillas saying 'tortilla', before I confronted my mom with the tortilla-titorly fiasco. Indeed, titorlys are a mispronunciation on the word tortilla, and I have for even more years tried to change the way my mom (and brothers) pronounce it but have so far failed miserably. I guess some things should stay as family quirks. Imagine when I break the news that they are actually called quesadillas! *haha*

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 4 flour tortillas (burrito sized)
  • 4 oz Mexican blend cheese
    or 1 oz cheddar cheese
        1 oz Monterrey Jack cheese
        1 oz Asadero cheese
        1 oz Queso Quesadilla
  • 1 chicken thigh, deskinned and diced
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1+1 teaspoons butter

  • In a heated pan, add oil and fry the chicken with the taco seasoning until cooked.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.

  • Add 1 teaspoon of butter in a heated pan, and add one tortilla to the pan.
  • Add 1/2 oz of cheese to the tortilla, and add chicken and tomatoes on top of the cheese.
  • Add another 1/2 oz of cheese on top of the chicken and tomatoes, then add another tortilla over that.
  • When the bottom of the tortilla is golden brown, flip the quesadilla and toast the other tortilla until it is golden brown too.
  • Remove from heat, slice into 6 pieces and serve.

now, try resisting that!

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