Pesto Parm Quesadilla
Pesto Parm Quesadillas
During my first adventures in the kitchen, this is one of the meals I would make all the time! These Quesadilla’s are so easy, quick, and tasty!
Package of flour tortillas
salt & pepper
Here’s the easy steps:
1. Cut chicken into cubes, toss it in a skillet, season with salt and pepper. Cook all the way through.
2. Take a tortilla and spread pesto all over one side, you can put more or less depending on your preference.
3. Put some of the cooked chicken on top of the pesto
4. Sprinkle on the parmesan cheese ( and mozzarella if you wish)
5. Place the quesadilla in a skillet, a flat skillet works the best, but just make sure the quesadilla is flat and there is room for you to flip it, because oh yes, you are totally flipping this thing.
6. Top the quesadilla with another flour tortilla.
7. Let it get warm on medium heat. Get the cheese to melt a bit, but make sure to check on the bottom, that you aren’t burning it.
look at those freckles!
8. Then comes the best part, which I still have yet to master. You are going to flip this thing over to brown the other side and melt it through.
Don’t be scared friend.
Unless you are a magician, you will have chicken fly out, cheese will escape and melt instantly on the hot skillet, your heart will pound and you’ll try your best to make the exchange of sides as quickly as possible, but those little cooked chickens will be quicker than you.
Don’t feel defeated, just stuff those little cluckers back into the tortilla and if the cheese isn’t already melted to the skillet, stuff that back inside too.
I’ve seen huge pancake spatulas…this might work really great for flipping…I don’t have one, so here is the adorable way I do it.
I take two spatulas. put one underneath on the left side and one on top on the right side (or vice versa, depending on which way you flip) then I count to three, hold my breath, and flip it over as quick as a wink. * and the chicken and cheese makes a grand escape…
9. Once you feel the cheese has melted and both sides are browned. You can cut it into 4 triangles (I use a pizza cutter) and you are ready to eat!!
This recipe is fun because you can add things and switch it up too, I think it would be fun to put spinach inside or even green peppers. There are so many ways to dress this up.
Take a bow, you cheesy, pesto of goodness.