Last night, I was craving something of the Southwestern flavor. I have seasoning packets from Amazing Taste along with recipe cards from them and I came up with an adaptation of their recipe card (the recipe on the card I have is also on their website) for Lime Chicken and turned it into Lime Chicken Quesadillas. They were fantastic with just the right amount of lime and southwest seasonings to make the perfect chicken for these quesadillas. If you celebrate Cinco De Mayo than this is a great dish for that. I served it with some southwestern salsa I got at the store and it was a hit for the family. I also made a cold corn and black bean salad that got rave reviews from the family also (which is another blog post coming up soon).
I strongly urge people to pick up these Amazing Taste Seasonings because they are economical and so easy to use. They make food taste AMAZING! You do not have to be a gourmet chef to make something fantastic with these packets. With my quesadillas, I used the simple poultry seasoning.
Lime Chicken Quesadillas
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 packet of Amazing Taste Poultry Seasoning
1/3 cup lime juice
3 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp fresh lime zest
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
10 flour tortillas
southwestern salsa (optional)
sour cream (optional)
Mix up all ingredients except chicken, cheese, tortillas, and salsa. In a large ziplock bag, combine the chicken with the marinade and let sit for at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray square baking dish with cooking spray and put marinated chicken in the dish. Bake 30 minutes, then turn. Bake 30 minutes more until done. Slice into thin strips for the quesadillas.
Spray griddle or frying pan with cooking spray. On one flour tortilla place some of the chicken and cheese, top with another flour tortilla. Cook until brown on both sides and cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with southwestern salsa and sour cream if desired.
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