chicken and apricot quesadillas

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  • add   For the spice mix:
  • add   1/4 cup dried guajillo chile
  • add   1/4 cup dried ancho chile
  • add   2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • add   1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • add   Pinch of allspice
  • add   1-1/2 tablespoons ground coriander
  • add   1 teaspoon mexican oregano
  • add   For the filling:
  • add   3 boneless chicken breasts
  • add   1/4 cup spice mix, from above
  • add   1/4 cup olive oil
  • add   1-1/2 cups fresh apricots, diced
  • add   2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • add   1 cup shredded jalapeno jack cheese
  • add   12 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. 1. Seed the chiles and grind them. I grind them in my coffee grinder, which makes my soulmate crazy, as we have pepper flavored coffee for days, but, life is just not perfect.
  2. 2. Sprinkle the chicken with the spices. Place a saute pan over medium heat. Add the oil and saute the chicken until it is just cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  3. 3. Grate the cheeses if you couldn't bring yourself to buy it already grated.
  4. 4. Chop the cooled chicken into small pieces.
  5. 5. To assemble the quesadillas, lay out six tortillas. Divide the chicken, apricots and cheeses evenly among the tortillas leaving a one inch border around the outside edges. Place the remaining six tortillas on top. Press down with moderate pressure on each quesadilla.
  6. 6. Place a large fry pan or grill over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When the oil is hot enough, slide a quesadilla into the pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until golden brown. Using a spatula, flip the quesadilla over and lower the heat a bit. Cook for another 3 minutes until browned. Remove from pan, and allow to rest for a couple of minutes before cutting into 8 pieces.
sshadmand

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sshadmand 06:37, 27 Dec 2007

Interesting combo! I truly would never have thought of combining apricots with a chicken quesadilla. :D
isaac

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isaac 05:05, 27 Dec 2007

I have seen and tasted this dish first hand. It was delicious! The combination of flavors and texture were amazing. Although the recipe is written well I doubt anyone could recreate such an amazing dish.
Ruby

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Ruby 22:39, 26 Sep 2007

Sounds delicious. And the pictures is great!
nonnyj

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nonnyj 02:43, 26 Sep 2007

Note: Don't like apricots? Use plums, pears, or whatever you like.

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