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Royal Park Hotel Chef prepares quesadillas with OCM on FOX2

Posted by Lisa LaGrou May 6, 2010 Media

altIn preparation of National Moms Nite Out, I made an appearance on FOX2 with the chef from the Royal Park Hotel. During the segment, he prepared these awesome chicken quesadillas (one of my absolute favorite dishes!). The crew at FOX2 tried them and loved them so much they were gone in seconds. The video below shows our appearance in the FOX2 kitchen. Scroll down even further for the yummy recipe, courtesy of Chef Colin Brown of the Royal Park Hotel!

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Hickory Smoked Chicken Quesadillas

Makes 4

1 Each Pepper
1 Jalapeño
1 ½ Red Onions
Salt & Pepper
6 oz Cooked Smoked Chicken Breast (Diced)
½ teaspoon of the following:
Paprika
Chili
Cumin
Chopped Garlic
½ Cup Pineapple Juice
½ Fresh Limes
Olive Oil
4 Flour Tortillas
8 Slices of Pepper-Jack Cheese

Method: Heat a medium sauté pan till hot. Add olive oil and add peppers, onions and Jalapeño pepper. Add the seasonings and continue to sauté until just cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Add pineapple and lime juice and cook for 1 minute. Liquid should reduce and thicken.
Heat the flour tortillas with the slices pepper jack cheese.
Add the smoked chicken to the pepper mix and cover with a lid until chicken is hot. 165 degrees! Place mixture into tortilla and fold over. Turn over and continue to cook until this side has some color too. Cut into 4 pieces and serve with the following.

Enjoy!

Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream to Garnish

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