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Chicken Quesadillas

Don’t let the foreign name fool you, these babies are totally easy to make. The best thing is that you can stuff the tortillas with just about anything. Quesadillas are a mexican delight where a tortilla is filled with mostly cheese and other ingredients then folded in half and served. Before I go further, I need to decipher the foreign terms, tortillas, are closely related to what we know as chapatis. Actually they are one and the same if you ask me. One thing though, when cooking the tortilla, cook lightly on each side for a minute just to get it lightly browned.

Ingredients:

3 flour tortillas

1 medium red onion sliced

5 slices of cheddar cheese cut into strips – if you have a block of cheese, grate it instead

dried oregano leaves

Half of an avocado, optional

For the chicken

Boneless chicken breasts

1 red onion roughly chopped

3 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1 inch thick of ginger, roughly chopped

1 sprig of rosemary, optional

750 ml of water

salt to taste

I started by poaching the chicken breasts. In a saucepan, pour in the water then throw in the onions,garlic, ginger, rosemary and the chicken. No need to cut the chicken first.

poaching
poaching

Cover and bring it to a simmer.

As the chicken is cooking, I made the tortillas.

tortillas
tortillas

After about 20 minutes of boiling the chicken will be done. Remove from the stock and shred it into bit size pieces. Store the stock to use it in stews or steaming rice.

hubby shredding the chicken
hubby shredding the chicken

From here, get ready to assemble the quesadilla.

Take one tortilla, line one half of the tortilla with the cheese strips.

cheese
cheese
cheddar cheese
cheddar cheese

Then add the sliced onions, coriander and the chicken shreds. Sprinkle some oregano.

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Then add another layer of cheese.

Gently place the tortilla with the stuffing on a hot skillet. Fold it in half, press hard. Cook both sides for about a minute or so or until the cheese melts.

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Repeat the above steps for the rest of the tortillas. I added some avocado slices in one of the quesadillas.

Once all done, cut them into wedges and serve with some guacamole or kachumbari.

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Dinner is served :-)
Dinner is served 🙂

 

To say this meal was amazing would be an understatement. I shocked myself. Simple yet delicious. I dare you to try this out. I’ll definitely make more of these babies and even try different ingredients, I’ll also try and so a post on how to make tortillas.

Hubby loved them, he downed four of them 🙂

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Guacamole

Guacamole is an avocado based sauce. It originated with the Aztecs in Mexico.

So, I bought some avocados a while back and one thing I know about avocados is that they tend to all ripen at the same time, so if you have many on hand it’s best you share with a neighbour lest you end up throwing some out.

My hubby loves avocados and this love is what made me buy them. I like them too though not in smoothies/juices. I prefer eating them with food or in sandwiches but not in fruit salads, weird?

I can’t seem to remember what I’d prepared for dinner that night but I also made some guacamole to go with the meal.

The beautiful thing with this salad is that it can be done in so many ways as long as you have the avocado to begin with. It’s pretty easy to do.

Ingredients:

1 medium sized avocado

Juice of one lemon

1 medium sized onion finely chopped

2 cloves of garlic grated – optional

2 tomatoes diced

A bunch of coriander/dhania chopped

Salt to taste

Cut and seed the avocado. In a bowl, roughly mash the avocado. To prevent the avocado from turning dark sprinkle the lemon juice. I have tried this tip and I can attest to its success.

Next add in the onions and garlic.

onions and garlic
onions (well not so finely chopped) and garlic

Add the tomatoes

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colour splash

Add the chopped dhania, season with salt then mix all the ingredients together.

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It’s best served chilled.

Again you can tweak it to your taste.

Hubby loved it, though he didn’t like the raw garlic taste so I guess next time no garlic for me.

Avocado and Brawn Sandwich

I received an SMS from my mother on Sunday informing me that she had some ripe avocados and she wanted me to go for some.

Since I got married, I usually get such texts from her, telling me to go for various goodies of which I’m very grateful.Since my hubby loves avocados so he was more than eager to take me to pick them :-).

I love putting avocados on bread since not only do they have good fats the unsaturated kind, they are also pretty filling.

So for breakfast sometime this week I thought of making something pretty quick and easy with some buns I’d bought from the supermarket. The good thing about this sandwich is that it takes a record 5 minutes or less to prepare #WIN.

Half the avocado and remove the pith. Half the buns.

Top the half of each bun with some avocado.

The avocado

At this point it’s good to eat.

However, I decided to add some slices of brawn just to spice things up 🙂

Sliced pork brawn

Breakfast is served.

Enjoy.