A quesadilla is a Mexican dish that consists of flour tortillas folded in half around a savory filling, such as cheese or beans, then fried or toasted. This recipe calls for chicken, but you can substitute chicken or shrimp.
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- In a medium heavy skillet sauté the onions, garlic, and peppers in the 2 tbsp. oil until soft. Add the chili peppers and tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes more. Add the chicken and stir well to combine. Heat a thin layer of oil in a heavy medium sized pan over medium low heat. Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle with 1/4-cup cheese. Add about 1/4 of the chicken mixture and top with another 1/4-cup cheese. Cover with another tortilla and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the quesadilla over and cook for an additional two minutes. Remove from the heat and cut into wedges.
- Keep warm while frying the remaining quesadillas. Serve with salsa and sour cream.
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