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Sweet and spicy: Peach and chicken quesadillas

July 28, 2010

Hmm. The sound of this recipe, named in Cooking Light “Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas” made me think “MMMMm…..ewwww??” in my head. I wasn’t quite sure how those flavors would go together, spicy and sweet.

There is only one way to find out how a recipe tastes, and that’s to cook it.

The verdict: Mmm! It’s a little different, and the flavor profile is very complex—not in the flavors themselves, but in their combination. The peachy cilantro, the spicy chicken, the sweet and acidic sour cream sauce; they all did interesting things together in my mouth. I wouldn’t call it a home run, but it’s definitely worth trying, and a lot of you will really like it.

PJ, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas

modified from Cooking Light

1 teaspoon honey
1/2 lime’s juice
1/2 c. fat-free sour cream
8-inch tortillas
freshly grated pepper jack cheese (I used the whole block, but I rurv cheeseeee)
chicken tenderloins, cooked in a medium skillet and sprinkled with a bit of taco seasoning
1 c. thinly sliced (really thinly sliced) ripe but firm peaches
chopped red onions
as much cilantro as you can stand

Combine honey, lime juice, and sour cream with a whisk in a small bowl. Chill until serving time.

Make a tortilla with a layer of cheese, chicken, onion, peaches, and cilantro. Place in a pan sprayed with Pam on medium-high heat. Squeeze the quesadilla down with another pan, and cook about 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and the cheese is melty.

Repeat for remaining tortillas. Serve with the yummy sauce, and with a spinach salad of some sort for prosperity.

Try it, and let me know what you think!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. gette permalink
    August 3, 2010 7:09 pm

    Eating it right now, and WOW! its like a party of flavors in my mouth! Thanks for sharing this one!

    • Laura permalink*
      August 3, 2010 7:11 pm

      Yayyy! I’m so glad you tried (and enjoyed) it!! 🙂

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