Wednesday, January 29, 2014

kale & chicken quesadillas



Is everyone as obsessed with quesadillas as we are? There's just something about that cheesy goodness in a crisped-up tortilla that makes my heart sing.

These quesadillas are kinda weird and extremely delicious. Make a kale dip, spread it on tortillas, then pile on mozzarella, chicken, and avocado. Just trust me on this one.

This makes a quick, fabulous weeknight dinner, but it would also be a great addition to your Superbowl spread! Dip IN the quesadillas = two birds, one stone.

Kale & Chicken Quesadillas (adapted from Take a Megabite)
makes 2 quesadillas

you'll need:
2 cooked chicken breasts, sliced into strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups kale, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 oz. goat cheese
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
4 tablespoons shredded parmesan
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
4 tortillas (I used corn, but use whatever you like!)
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
1 avocado, halved, pitted, and sliced
sliced green onions and lime wedges, for serving

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add kale and cook and stir until it's wilted, about 3-4 minutes.

Mix the cooked kale, goat cheese, Greek yogurt, parmesan, red pepper, salt and pepper in a bowl. To assemble quesadillas, divide kale dip, chicken, avocado, and mozzarella between 2 tortillas. Top each one with the remaining tortillas.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook quesadillas on both sides until they are browned and crispy. Serve with scallions and a squeeze of lime.

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24 comments:

  1. I trust you! I love trying different fillings for quesadillas! These sound fabulous!

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  2. Love kale and can only imagine how amazing this tastes!

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    1. I don't know how I'd never thought of swapping kale out for spinach in a dip, but it was delicious!

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  3. Can we just discuss how I don't eat enough kale? Unless it's in kale-chip form, I don't eat it. I'm not creative with greens like that. This sounds like a delicious way to eat some kale! :)

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    1. I've been trying to incorporate it more because we get a lot from our CSA. I bet you'd love this!

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  4. This looks beautiful and sooooo delicous! Wish I had one now! I love the idea of Kale in it and I absolutely adore goat cheese!

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    1. Thank you Sophia! Yes, loooove goat cheese!!

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  5. I'm totally drooling everywhere right now over these quesadillas. SO YUM.

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

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  6. If it's got cheese in it, I'm there. YUM.

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  7. I'm obsessed with quesadillas too! There's just so many different ways to make them :) Love this version with the kale and chicken...

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    1. Glad you share my obsession :) Thanks, Ashley!

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  8. We love eating quesadillas and just had Quesadilla Night for dinner this week. I like the addition of kale (we usually use baby spinach) and goat cheese!

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    1. Quesadilla night sounds like the best kind of night! :)

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  9. Dip *in* quesadilla is a touchdown, girl! I love the crispy tortilla on a quesadilla too and that warm cheesy filling with it...craving!

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  10. I'm a quesadilla fiend, and these look so so delicious!! I've been majorly missing Mexican food, gotta whip this baby up!

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! Hope you love them and they cure your craving! :)

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  11. Great quesadilla idea, especially love all that delicious kale happening here!

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  12. I'm usually in for different quesadillas combination, your sounds wonderful!

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    1. Thanks so much! Love all quesadillas too!

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