|Butter Chicken Quesadillas
Every now and then every home cook needs a day off from the kitchen and for those days pre-made meals are perfect. Often these prepared dinner ideas only need 30 minutes to be reheated or cooked through. You can purchase these dishes in any supermarket. I love the selection at Costco. Not only do they have a wide variety of dishes to choose from but the quantities is enough to feed a family of 4 to 6. A couple of weeks back I purchased their Butter Chicken. It was delicious! When we first heated it up I paired the Butter Chicken with Basmati Rice and a fresh garden salad. Luckily there was plenty leftover to enjoy on another day. Seeing how I usually do not like to eat leftovers I tend to create new dishes from the leftovers. This time I married the Latino Chicken Quesadilla with Indian Butter Chicken and the the Butter Chicken Quesadilla was born. I must say that this marriage of cultural flavours is surprisingly delicious.
2 cups of pre-made Butter Chicken
3 large tortilla shells
2 cups shredded marble cheddar cheese
1 red onion, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
2 tbsp salsa verde*
1. Preheat oven to 425F.
2. Meanwhile saute the red onion and red pepper in a non-stick pan. Set aside.
3. To assemble the quesadilla first place one tortilla shell on a baking sheet. Next spoon on the Butter Chicken. Make sure to have an even layer of chicken. Cover with another tortilla shell. Then spoon on the salsa verde, sauteed onion and pepper mix. Last cover with shredded cheese and the last tortilla shell.
4. Before placing the quesadilla in the oven brush on some canola oil for the top to crisp up but not to burn. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
* If you don’t have salsa verde you can use any good quality salsa.