Dining out is enjoyable, but wouldn't you like to make restaurant quality meals at home? Better yet, why not make the exact dishes you have enjoyed at your favorite local restaurants. We looked to the area chefs and restaurateurs for recipes to their most popular dishes and they were happy to oblige. We have collected them all in our virtual recipe box and organized them by contributor and category. Bon appetit!
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Blackened Chicken Quesadilla
|# of Servings:
- 4 small chicken breasts
- 4 tablespoons Cajun blackening seasoning (a rub usually consisting of garlic,
onion and mustard powders; white, black and cayenne peppers; paprika, thyme,
oregano and salt)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 8 flour tortillas
- 2 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 ounces American cheese, grated
- 2 ounces Cotija cheese, grated
- 2 ounces Asiago cheese, grated
- 4 tablespoons red onion, minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rub chicken breasts with blackening seasoning and sear on high heat until
- Cut into bite-sized strips.
- Melt 1 tablespoon butter in saute pan over medium-high heat and saute flour
tortillas until golden brown on both sides (1 tablespoon butter per pair of
- Blend all cheeses together.
- Place four tortillas in oven pan and distribute chicken morsels evenly over
- Spread cheese mix and onions on top, and season with salt and pepper.
- Cover each quesadilla with second tortilla and warm in preheated oven for
10 minutes at 250 degrees.
- Cut into quarters and serve with guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo.