Thursday, January 26, 2012

Spinach, Chicken and Goat Cheese Quesadillas

I found this recipe on pinterest and it has become a staple in our house. It is so delicious! In the past, I would have refused to eat goat cheese, simply because of the name. However, I found that it tastes very similar to cream cheese. Now I love trying it in new recipes!

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Chicken, Spinach, Goat Cheese Quesadilla 

  • Flour Tortillas 
  • Chicken (cooked and sliced)
  • Garlic (1 tsp., minced)
  • Baby Spinach (1 pre packaged bag)
  • Salt, Pepper to taste
  • Goat Cheese (4 oz, crumbled)
  • Reduced Fat Shredded Monterey Jack
  • Non-Stick cooking spray or olive oil

  1. Heat the spinach with the garlic, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper over medium-low heat in a pan until just wilted. Remove from heath and set aside.
  2. Heat the grill pan (or regular pan) over medium-high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray or drizzle with olive oil. Toast the inside of the tortilla for about 30 seconds.
  3. Take the tortilla off the grill pan and assemble as follows. Over half the quessadilla sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of monterey jack cheese, following by a few slices of chicken, then the spinach, then the crumbled goat cheese.
  4. Add to the grill pan and cook for about 1 - 2 minutes. Carefully use a spatula to flip the empty half of the tortilla onto the loaded half. At this point I like to let the quesadilla cook for about 30 more seconds, then flip it over. Give it another 1 -2 minutes, then remove from the pan and enjoy!

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