Friday, May 14, 2010

Copycat Applebee's Chicken Quesadillas

I love Applebee's Quesadillas but wanted a version I could have a bit of control here it is!

Tortillas:(original link)
I sometimes make them 1/2 white flour and 1/2 wheat flour because sometimes WHOLE wheat is a little too much)
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1/2 cup warm tap water
I do mine in my kitchenaid but here are the by hand instructions...

Combine flour, Baking powder and salt. Add olive oil and stir until well combined. Put in warm tap water 1 T at a time until dough can be gathered into a ball. Add more water if needed 1 T at a time. Knead on floured surface 15-20 times. Let dough rest for 15 minutes. Divide dough into 10-12 equal portions and shape into balls. On floured surface roll out ball from center into a circle. Cook on ungreased skillet over medium-high heat on each side about 30 seconds or until puffy. . Wrap them in a towel to stay warm.


Spray a heated(medium)skillet with butter flavor cooking spray*. Place one tortilla in the skillet.

Top with 1/4 cup colby jack cheese, 2 oz shredded chicken**(or however much you want) a sprinkle of REAL bacon bits and some pico de gallo. Add a sprinkle if ground chipotle powder, however much suits you, I like A LOT!!

Top with second tortilla and spray it with butter cooking spray. Cover pan and let the stuff melt for about 60 seconds.... Remove cover and GENTLY flip. Replace cover and melt a little more(30-60 seconds)

Place on a plate and cut as desired! Top with sour cream(darigold mexican style is the BEST) , guacamole and more pico de gallo/

*You can use real butter , spread lightly on the tortilla, if you are not counting calories/fat!

**For the shredded chicken I like to boil a few chicken breasts with a few cubes of chipotle bullion...

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