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
- 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).
- Cook the spinach according to the package instructions, either in the microwave or in a medium saucepan.
- Spray a grill pan with Vegetable Oil Spray.
- 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.
- Drain and squeeze the excess water out of the spinach using paper towels.
- 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).
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat on the stovetop, and coat the bottom of the saucepan with olive oil.
- 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.
- Once the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides, return it to the plate and use a pizza cutter to cut it in quarters.
- Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream for dipping.
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!