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Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

Sometimes, all I want for dinner is a snack. Either because the day was physically, mentally or emotionally draining, all I feel like I can manage is about 15 minutes of work and 15 minutes of waiting as I drink a glass of wine. This recipe is easy to make, delicious, you already have the ingredients, and you probably have it in you at the end of a long day to whip it up.

Sending you and yours happy and healthy thoughts!

1/2 cup medium to hot salsa
4 8 inch flour tortillas
1 bunch scallions
4 ounces fresh mozzarella
2 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning
1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper to taste
Oil for frying

Pat the chicken dry. Season with salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet of medium-high heat. Cook the chicken two to three minutes a side, until nicely browned and cooked through. Transfer to a cutting board to let cool. Once cool, slice the chicken into strips or shred with a fork.

Meanwhile, grate the mozzarella and slice the scallions. Brush one side of each tortilla with oil. Divide the chicken, mozzarella and most of the scallions (saving some for garnish) among the 4 tortillas. Fold the tortilla over to close. Place on a baking sheet.

Broil the quesadillas in the top rack of your oven until golden brown and the cheese is melted. Slice the quesadillas, sprinkle over more scallions, and serve along with salsa. Enjoy!


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