Oven Fried Chicken Quesadillas
My two youngest have this thing at school called the mystery reader. It's quite a cute idea. Parents or grandparents volunteer to come to the school and read a book. The catch? The guest must be a secret/mystery, well at least to the kids. The students figure out who the mystery reader is by process of elimination. All students stand and each gets a chance to ask the mystery reader questions. If the student asks a question and the answer does not pertain to them in any way they have to sit because they know the ‘mystery reader’ is not someone they know. On the day I was the designated mystery reader the teacher had a nice little hiding spot etched out for me by the door. I had to halfway duck my way in so as to not get caught by any of the kids sneaky peeks– as they were trying. I sat in a miniature seat all ready for me behind chart paper perched on top of a book case and waited for the class to figure out who I was. And I got all kinds of questions: Are you a woman? /Are you a man? (not that they couldn't tell, the guest agrees to describe their voice) Do you have a son or daughter that's in this class? Are you a grandma? The questions went around the class for a while until one fatal question took several students out: The question? Do you cook? When I said 'yes' I immediately heard several students drop to the floor and say, ‘Well, it's not my mama.' I had to laugh. I know all too well the challenges of getting a home cooked meal on the table more nights in the week than not. It is so tempting to stop where neon lights are beckoning you to come on in to the parking lot and a nice person at a drive thru can hand you an entire meal in minutes. So enticing. I know that cooking at home is not always convenient or easy. But it is healthier. So I try to keep most of our weekly meals down to an hour, including prep and cook time. Here’s one that is not only quick, but works well on the go. Enjoy!
Happy and Healthy Eating!!
Servings: 2 grown people, 1 teen girl and 1 growing seven year old boy and 1 6 year old girl. Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 30-35 mins Total Time: 45-50 mins
Ingredients:4 semi thin chicken breasts 1 cup flour 1 tsp Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Seasoning 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp lemon pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 egg 1 tbsp. buttermilk 1 tsp hot sauce 1 cup Italian bread seasonings 5 flour tortillas Monterrey Jack cheese Softened butter
Cookie sheet Wire rack Olive oil non-stick spray 3 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray wire rack with olive oil. In a bowl mix flour and seasonings. Whisk egg and buttermilk together. Place Italian bread crumbs in a bowl. Dip chicken breast in flour mixture. Then egg mixture. And then Italian bread crumbs. Baste with melted butter or olive oil, both sides. Baste one side while still in bread crumb mixture. Flip and place on wire rack and baste opposite side. Place in oven and bake for 25-30 mins.
For QuesadillaPlace cheese of choice, I chose Monterrey Jack, and chop chicken breast on half of tortilla. Brush softened butter on both side and place in George Foreman for about 5 minutes.
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