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Chicken Bruschetta Quesadilla

CHICKEN BRUSCHETTA QUESADILLAS ARE EASY TO MAKE AND DELICIOUS! WITH RIPE TOMATOES, BASIL, GARLIC, BALSAMIC, JUICY CHICKEN, MOZZARELLA CHEESE IN A BUTTERY, CRISPY TORTILLA YOU CAN’T GO WRONG!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, quesadilla
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 serving
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 10 cocktail tomatoes finely diced
  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 chicken breast seasoned and cooked, shredded *see note)
  • 4 8-inch flour tortilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 8 slices mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, basil, and garlic.
  • Drizzle on olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.(Add more vinegar if desired)
  • Set aside (or refrigerate for 30 minutes to maximize flavor)
  • Heat a grill pan over medium heat.
  • Place a tortilla onto the pan and brush with butter.
  • Flip tortilla over.
  • Cut a slice of cheese in half and place the halves on one end of the tortilla.
  • Add a row of chicken on top of the cheese and top with a few spoonfuls of tomatoes.
  • Top with another layer of cheese.
  • Once the cheese has started to melt and the bottom of the tortilla is golden, fold it in half.
  • Cook for another minute and then place on a plate.
  • Cut quesadilla in half and serve immediately.

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Notes

For the chicken: I placed shallow slits in the chicken, brushed with butter and then seasoned generously with salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley. Baked in the oven at 350 F.