Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chicken Quesadillas

Today, cheddar ranks as one of the most popular cheeses in the world. Just within the United States, some claim that almost 90% of all cheese sold is some type of cheddar. Certainly, it is the cheese for which England is best known. 
Cheddar is an ancient cheese. The cheese takes its name from either the village of Cheddar in Somerset or some nearby caves, which were called the Cheddar Gorge Caves, or the Cheddar Caves.

Cheddar was known as far back as the twelfth century. In 1170, Henry II declared Cheddar the best cheese in England and purchased over five tons of it. Cheddar seems to have been equally admired by his son, Prince John, who purchased a similar quantity in 1184; presumably, both men shared all that cheese with others.

Five hundred years later, by the reign of Charles I, 1625, demand for Cheddar was so great that it was often sold even before it was made. Queen Victoria was presented with mammoth Cheddar during her reign, weighing in at over 1200 pounds.

As is the case with many other foods, including chocolate, Cheddar gradually became less expensive and more widely available. Today, it can be bought in every supermarket as well as in specialty food stores.
Research Source: The Nibble

What a crispy, easy and tasty way to brighten up your lunch or dinner!

Chicken Quesadillas
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1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 (1.0 oz.) package taco seasoning mix
8 tortillas - 6 inch
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, more or less, if desired

In a skillet over medium heat, add oil and butter. Make sure skillet is hot.

Sprinkle chicken pieces with taco seasoning mix, and toss together, make sure to coat each piece.

Add chicken to hot skillet, cook about 6 to 8 minutes, until cooked through, and no longer pink. Transfer cooked chicken onto a plate.

Spray small skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium heat.

Build quesadillas: Sprinkle cheese on tortilla, top with chicken, sprinkle additional cheese, top with tortilla. Place in skillet; cook about 3 minutes on each side, until cheese is melted.

Continue with remaining tortillas. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Serve with sour cream, guacamole, salsa.


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