Chicken Spinach Quesadillas

Recipe from Ellie Krieger 

I know I haven't been blogging as much lately - I just really haven't had the time.  But I have a few updates today!

These were supposed to be Chicken Mushroom Quesadillas - but I'm an idiot and completely forgot to get mushrooms at the grocery store, so I improvised.  These were still really good!  Quesadillas are such a simple, quick meal.

1 T oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 c cooked, shredded or chopped chicken
1 t ground cumin
1 t chili powder
1 t dried oregano
2 c baby spinach, sliced into ribbons
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
4 (10-inch) whole wheat tortillas
1 c shredded Mexican blend or Cheddar cheese
1/2 c salsa
Salsa and sour cream for serving

Heat oil in a large saute pan.  Add the onions and cook about 4-5 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.

Add chicken, cumin, chili powder and oregano.  Stir to incorporate all spices.  Then add the salsa and cook for about 2 minutes until heated through.

Add spinach, salt and pepper and cook until spinach is wilted.  Remove from heat.

On 1/2 of a tortilla shell - layer on a bit of cheese, the chicken mixture, then a bit more cheese.  Fold and repeat with remaining tortillas.

Heat a large nonstick skillet or cast iron skillet to medium heat.  Place the quesadilla in skillet and cook until lightly browned and cheese is melted (about 2-3 minutes), flip and brown other side.

To serve - cut into thirds and serve with salsa and/or sour cream.


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