Chicken Quesadillas with Roasted Peppers

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

8ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2cup Mascarpone cheese
2tablespoons cilantro chopped
1tablespoon lemon juice
1teaspoon lemon peel
1/4teaspoon salt
1/8teaspoon black pepper
3cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1cup chopped tomato
1/4cup chopped roasted peppers
1/4cup chopped green onions
1tablespoon minced chipotle chili in adobo sauce
6-- tortillas, about 8 inches each
2tablespoons olive oil
-- Garnish: fresh cilantro
-- tomato wedges

Instructions

Blend the first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl mix chicken, tomatoes, peppers, onions and chipotle chili until blended. Spread the cheese mixture over half of each tortilla. Spoon 1/6 the chicken mixture over cheese on each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half and press edges to seal.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook tortillas in batches, about 3 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and cheese melts. Cut into wedges to serve. Garnish plate with cilantro and tomato wedges. Serves 6.