These are just magical.
Perfect to make on a Summer day when you just can't bare to turn your oven on. Give me my stove-top and a cast iron skillet and I can survive the Summer!
These guys are super delicious, I make them with a fancy jalapeno sauce so they've got a bit of zip. I also throw in some pepper jack so they're even spicier! We like spicy in this household.
I make these with Beyond Meat Vegan Chicken Strips. I'm sure you could sub in some real meat if that's what you're into. Just cook and shred it beforehand just like you would the veggie stuff.
Spicy Chicken Quesadillas
¼ Cup Mayo
½ Fresh Jalapeno
1 tsp Lime Juice
½ tsp Sugar
½ tsp Paprika
½ tsp Cumin
⅛ tsp Cayenne
⅛ tsp Garlic Powder
pinch of Salt
½ Cup Cheddar
½ Cup Pepper Jack
5 Strips Beyond Meat Grilled Vegan Chicken
2 Tbsp Butter
In a food processor, combine all sauce ingredients. (Alternately, you can mince your jalapeno like crazy but I prefer the lazy method.) Pulse until combined.
For the quesadillas, grate up a half a cup of each type of cheese. You can choose any you like but Cheddar and Pepper Jack are my favorite pairing. Saute your Beyond Meat until browned, let cool and shred. Melt ½ Tbsp of butter into your pan on medium heat, I prefer a cast iron skillet for this so the tortillas get nice and browned. When your butter has melted, toss a tortilla in the pan. Using a spoon, spread a layer of spicy sauce on the tortilla. Sprinkle on a bit o’cheese, then some Veggie Chicken, then a little more cheese. Top with the other tortilla, press it down so the cheese has a chance to get all melty and fantastic then flip when your first tortilla is looking brown on the bottom, make sure to re-butter the skillet between flips! Make second quesadilla in the same fashion then top with a bunch of salsa, sour cream and lime juice! Yum!
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Make them! I promise you won't regret it!
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