When life gives you lemons.. you make lemonade! What about when life gives you spoiled chicken?? Well, in our house you make quesadillas! I have had my eye on this recipe for weeks now and was so excited to test it out, however, when I opened my pack of chicken the smell about knocked me down. Gag! I had already mixed together my other ingredients and didn’t want them to go to waste so I threw together quesadillas that actually turned out great!
- 5 Roma tomatoes (cored and chopped)
- 1 small jar artichokes (I used marinated for extra flavor)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- tortillas (I used 6 tortillas which gave me 3 quesadillas)
- dried basil
- sour cream for garnish
Preheat broiler on low. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray and sit aside.
Mix tomatoes, artichokes, olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic, and 1 teaspoon of dried basil in bowl. (Note: the recipe for the Italian chicken suggested adding 1 teaspoon sugar and 2 tablespoons of flour to the tomato mixture. I had already done this before I decided to make quesadillas. I do not think this is necessary for the quesadillas, therefore, I did not add it to the ingredient list.)
Place tomato mixture onto prepared cookie sheet and place into broiler. Broil until vegetables are cooked to your preference. I prefer mine to be a bit roasted.
Heat dab of butter in large skillet over medium heat. Once skillet is hot and butter is melted, lay one tortilla flat and top with shredded mozzarella and 1/3 vegetable mixture. Top with more mozzarella and an additional tortilla. Cook on alternate sides, until cheese is melted and both sides are lightly brown. Top with sour cream and basil for garnish.