Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Zoe's Quesadillas

One of my favorite lunch places is Zoe's Kitchen, and I always order the same thing - Chicken, Spinach, and Feta Quesadillas.  They're wonderful!  Unfortunately, Zoe's Kitchen hasn't made it to Jackson, so I decided to try their tasty quesadillas in my very own kitchen (with the help of David - he's much better at flipping quesadillas than I am).  I found the recipe on a very cute blog - Sugar & Spice by Celeste.  I tweaked it just a little and would definitely recommend you try it.  This is the easy recipe for two:

  • Vegetable Oil Spray
  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • Soy Sauce
  • Ely's Seasoning (or your favorite chicken seasoning - this is optional)
  • 4 8" Flour Tortillas
  • 1 Box Frozen Spinach
  • Feta Cheese, crumbled (as much as you would like)
  • Sun-Dried Tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salsa, for dipping
  • Sour Cream, for dipping
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste  

  1. Season the chicken with the seasoning of your choice, and drizzle soy sauce on the chicken.  I used Ely's Seasoning (a multi-purpose seasoning made fresh at Ely's, an awesome Jackson restaurant).
  2. Cook the spinach according to the package instructions, either in the microwave or in a medium saucepan.
  3. Spray a grill pan with Vegetable Oil Spray.
  4. Place the grill pan on high heat on the stove top.  When it becomes hot, grill the chicken until completely cooked.  Chop the chicken in small pieces.
  5. Drain and squeeze the excess water out of the spinach using paper towels.
  6. Place a tortilla on a plate, and add a layer of spinach on top.  Follow with a layer of chicken, then feta cheese, then sun-dried tomatoes.  Cover with a second tortilla.  Put as much as you would like of each, but be sure not to load the quesadilla down too much (it will make flipping it more difficult).
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium heat on the stovetop, and coat the bottom of the saucepan with olive oil.
  8. VERY carefully, place the loaded tortilla on the skillet.  Let the tortilla cook for a few minutes, and then very slowly flip the quesadilla using a large spatula.
  9. Once the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides, return it to the plate and use a pizza cutter to cut it in quarters.
  10. Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream for dipping.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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