I can hardly believe summer is already coming to a close, it seems like we were just welcoming the idea of fresh fruit and warm summer air. With the prices of produce temporarily reducing, I’ve been taking full advantage of the last bit of summer every chance I get. Mangos are one of those fruits that truly taste best in the summer, and they are also the secret ingredient that makes these quesadillas so special. Combining some slightly spiced chicken with sweet juicy mangos and caramelized onions equals a really outstanding dinner (and great leftovers if you don’t devour it all). This has been one of the easiest, tastiest meals we have had this summer, I’ll be busting it out this winter when I get the summertime blues!! Enjoy! Oh and be on the look out for a new blog design next week, can’t wait for you all to see it!
Caramelized Onion Mango Chicken Quesadillas (Print Me)
2 Tablespoons olive oil or butter
2 large white onions, sliced
2 cups diced chicken breast (about 4 breasts) or precooked chicken pieces
Salt & Pepper
1 teaspoon chile powder
Juice of 1 lime
Shredded pepper jack and colby jack cheeses
1 ripe mango, diced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Flour tortillas (10 inch)
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add onions and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until onions are golden brown and caramelized.
While onions are cooking season the diced chicken with salt, pepper, and chile powder. Cook in seperate pan until no longer pink.
When onions are caramelized add red pepper to pan and cook for a few minutes until softened. Add chicken and mango to pan, stir in lime juice, cilantro, and extra salt if needed.
Heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium heat, place tortilla in pan then top with chicken mixute then cheeses, place another tortilla on top and cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and tortillas are golden brown and crisp.
Serve with favorite toppings, I recommend some cilantro lime sour cream (just throw cilantro and lime juice in with sourcream).
Source: Cooking On The Side