Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Quesadillas

Last night we had Bible study so we had to have a quick dinner since Tim only gets about 30 mins at home before Bible study starts!  (Good thing it's just down the street.)  So I decided to try the Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Quesadillas by Kevin {&} Amanda (from now on referred to as K&A).

This second picture gets me... right in the stomach.  Mmmm crispy bacon. 

You'll need:
4 medium-sized flour tortilla shells
1 lb chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
salt and pepper
1/2 cup scallions, diced
8 strips of bacon, cooked & crumbled
1 avocado, diced
mild cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tbsp butter

My pictures [and cooking skills] are less impressive but here goes!

First ya BAKE the bacon!  (Big fan!)  It was a lot less messy than frying it up in a frying pan.  K&A also recommended putting the bacon on a cooling/cookie rack but then I wasn't sure if ours were oven-suitable.  So I just put them on the pan, which K&A say is okay.  Then ya turn the oven to 400° and stick 'em in one side for 15 mins, flip, and 15 mins on the other side.

Chopped scallions.  "CHOOUN"

BEST. AVACADO.  I've ever worked with.  Soft, but not mushy.  I cubed them on the skin (like how Chinese people [and/or others] cut a mango) and they just fell right off.  Wonderful.

Take some bacon grease and sautee the scallions.  I only used a little bacon grease.  Plus some EVOO since "stick"-pans are impossible.  :-P

Throw the chicken in and toss on the salt and pepper.

Then remove the chicken and clean/wipe your pan.  Put on some oil (K&A say to add butter) and throw on a tortilla.  After a few seconds, throw in the goodies -- chicken, bacon, avacado, and cheddar cheese.  The husband came home right after I finished the chicken so he took on the task of assembling them.  He decided to go with placing a whole tortilla on top of what you see below, instead of folding it over.

Mmmmm.  Bubble bubble cheese cheese.

Sorry, the final product pictures aren't very pretty... or look as appetizing or "plump" as the orginal recipe pictures but it was overall a pretty tasty mix of ingredients.  Though... minus the bacon bits, it was a bit bland/not salty enough, so I think adding some hot sauce or sour cream or whatever suits your taste would help!

You can find the orginal recipe and instructions by K&A HERE.


  1. on bible study nights, we eat subway or junk food. can you cook for us too? :P

  2. next time throw the food up against a large white piece of paper and shine couple desk lamps at it. will help with the pictures.

    30 minutes for bacon though? not worth it. even for bacon.

  3. In a word, yum! I'm a sucker for anything with bacon and cheese! Although I'm lazy and usually just microwave the bacon.


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