chicken suizas quesadilla cake

source: rachael ray | look + cook

we love having quesadillas on wednesdays because they are so quick, yet still versatile, & we are always crunched for time before church!

6 tomatillos
1 medium onion, peeled & quartered
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & halved
1 poblano pepper, seeded & quartered
2 garlic cloves, peeled
cooking spray
handful fresh cilantro
1 lime, zest & juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cumin
1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed & meat shredded
5 flour tortillas {8 inch}
3/4 cup creme fraiche {or sour cream}
2 cups shredded swiss cheese
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese

1. heat a grill pan or grill to medium-high heat.  preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. peel, rinse, & halve the tomatillos.  thread them on metal skewers with onion, peppers, & garlic.  coat with cooking spray.

3. grill vegetables 15 minutes, turning to cook evenly.  char the tortillas on each side, too.

4. put charred vegetables into a food processor.  add cilantro, lime zest & juice, honey, cumin, & salt.  pulse until it becomes a sauce.  {if too thick, add 1/3 cup water.}

5. put the shredded chicken into a large bowl, & pour the sauce over it.  toss to coat.

6. coat a cake pan with cooking spray.  layer one tortilla with one quarter of the chicken mixture, 4 dollops of creme fraiche, & the shredded cheeses.  continue layering in this manner, & top with the final tortilla.

7. coat the top with cooking spray, & place the pan into the oven {or hot grill with the lid down} to melt the cheese for 5 minutes.

8. place a plate over the pan, & invert the cake.  cut into four wedges to serve.

1 comment:

rachel mae said...

where did you find tomatillos? meijer? how was this recipe?