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Carole's Chicken and Vegetable Quesadilla with Guacamole

Carole Illuminati
Servings: 6
1 to 30 min

Spicy Chicken Quesadilla with Mushrooms, Beans, and Peppers

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Carole's Chicken and Vegetable Quesadilla with Guacamole
  • For the Chicken and Vegetable Quesadilla:
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken (shredded)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (seeded and sliced)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (seeded and sliced)
  • 1 medium Sweet Onion (sliced)
  • 1/2 pound Baby Bella Mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 cup Fontina Cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 1 cup Canned Black Beans (rinsed)
  • 8 Whole Wheat or Flour Tortillas
  • Fajita Seasoning (to taste)
  • Cajun Seasoning (to taste)
  • Garlic Flavored Olive Oil
For the Guacamole:
  • 4 Avocados (peeled; seeded and roughly chopped)
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Flat Leaf Italian Parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Chives (chopped)
  • Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • For the Chicken and Vegetable Quesadilla: Add 1 tablespoon of flavored olive oil to pan and saute peppers and onions with some fajita seasoning and cajun seasoning until slightly softened.
  • In a separate pan, saute mushrooms in some olive oil until caramelized.  Then add mushrooms to the pepper and onion mixture.  
  • Shred the chicken and mix with some cajun and fajita seasoning until chicken takes on an slightly orange color.  
  • In large frying pan or griddle (sprayed with cooking spray), start to build the quesadilla.  Put one tortilla shell in pan/griddle add some cheese, beans, some of the pepper, onion and mushroom mixture, the shredded chicken and a little more cheese on top.  Then add another tortilla on top. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden brown.  
  • Remove to a cutting board and cut into 4 or 6 slices. Serve with the following condiments - pickled jalapenos, crema or sour cream, mango salsa or a plain salsa and guacamole.
  • For the Guacamole: Peel and mash the avacados (I like mine chunky) and put in bowl with chopped tomato, parsley, chives and a few tablespoons of lime juice.  Add sea salt to taste. Serve with quesadilla or blue corn tortilla chips.
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