Cheesy Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Quesadillas
- 4 medium-sized flour tortilla shells
- 1 lb. chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup scallions, diced
- 8 strips of bacon, cooked & crumbled
- 1 avocado, diced
- mild cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 tbsp. butter
Arrange bacon on a cooling rack (like for cookies) and set it on top of the sheet pan.
If you don’t have a cooling rack, you can just put the bacon straight on the sheet pan or in a 9”×13” baking dish. Either way will work.
Place bacon in a cold oven, turn heat to 400, and cook 15 minutes per side.
Add 1/2 tbsp. bacon drippings to a skillet over medium heat. Add the scallions and saute about 2-3 minutes until softened. Add the chicken in a single layer, season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 5 minutes or until chicken is golden and cooked through, flipping just once during cooking. Remove the chicken and scallions to a plate and rinse out the skillet.
Add about 1/2 tbsp. butter to the skillet over medium heat. When foamy, add a tortilla and swirl it around to get it nice and buttery. Layer one side of the tortilla with chicken, bacon, avocado, and a little cheese. Use tongs to flip the other half of the tortilla over and press down. Cook the tortilla for about 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Repeat with the rest of the tortillas, adding a little more butter for each tortilla as needed. Eat & enjoy!
Makes 4 quesadillas
Recipe courtesy of kevinandamanda.com food blog