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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Quesadillas: A Perfect meal for your lunchbox!!


Tired of carrying the same boring things in your lunchbox day after day? 
Well, here is something that is definitely going to brighten your day and obviously your lunch breaks at your office and something even your kids would love to eat in school!!
These Quesadillas are not only healthy but also really tasty. The plus point - you don't have to spend hours in preparing them. Fill them with any filling of your choice - freshly made, market bought or even leftovers from previous nights dinner are great to go in between the tortillas. Some of the fillings that taste great between the tortillas are roasted chicken tandoori chicken. minced meat, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, stir fried veggies or any other filling that your heart desires.
What's even better? Well, they can be made the night before and packed in the lunchboxes and all you are all ready to go in the morning. Isn't that sound just great? 
I would love to cook these delicious Quesadillas in the Wonderchef Cookware Set!!

Ingredients
2 cups shredded boneless chicken 
1 medium onion, cut into thin strips
1 red pepper- cut into thin strips
1 green pepper - cut into thin strips
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
1 tbsp. Sriracha chilli sauce
1 tbsp. barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
Dash of cayenne pepper
Dash of chilli powder
Salt/pepper to taste
Optional - sour cream and salsa

Method
Place a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
When it is warm add 1 tbsp of olive oil.
Saut√© the onions and peppers until they are soft about 3 minutes and set aside in a large bowl. 
                            
Place the shredded chicken in a small bowl and season with cayenne pepper, chilli powder, salt and pepper. Mix, coating the chicken completely.
 Replace the non-stick frying pan over medium high heat and wait until it's hot. 
Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and sear the chicken strips turning to make sure that all sides of the chicken are cooked. 
 Add in the sriracha sauce 
and the barbecue sauce.
 Cook for about 5 minutes.  
 Add the chicken to the bowl with peppers and onions to mix.
Carefully wipe the frying pan clean with paper towels and place over medium heat. Add a tbsp of oil to the pan and wait till it is warm. Place a tortilla in the pan  
and sprinkle with about 1/4 cup of cheese.   
 Top with some onion/pepper/chicken
Then sprinkle with some more cheese. 
Place another tortilla on top. 
 Cover the pan 
and cook for about 1-2 minutes or until bottom tortilla is lightly brown and crisp. 
Carefully flip the tortilla with a large spatula and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
 Flip onto a plate...
 and cut into triangles.
 Serve warm with a dollop of sour cream and/or salsa.


 This entry is for The Urban Spice Sweet September Giveaway!!

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