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Jerked Chicken Quesadillas W/fresh Mango Chutney

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • ---Jerk Marinade---
  • 1 c Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 c White wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c Orange juice
  • 1/4 c Soy sauce
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 c Red onion; diced
  • 4 Scallions; finely chopped
  • 2 Habanero peppers; diced
  • 2 tb Garlic; chopped
  • 1 tb Honey
  • 1 tb Fresh thyme; chopped
  • 1 tb Ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 ts Cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 ts Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1 ts Ground cinnamon
  • 1 ts Salt
  • ---Quesadillas---
  • 24 oz Chicken breast halves
  • -without skin; (four 6oz)
  • Jerk marinade
  • 8 Flour tortillas; (8-inch)
  • 2 Red bell peppers; * see note
  • 2 Yellow bell peppers; * see
  • -note
  • 2 c Monterey jack cheese;
  • -pepper-flavored, shredded
  • 2 tb Canola oil
  • ---Mango Chutney---
  • 3 Ripe mangoes; peeled,
  • -pitted, diced
  • 1/4 c Red bell pepper; roasted and
  • -chopped
  • 1 bn Scallions; green part only
  • 3 tb Red onion; minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tb Honey
  • 1 tb Sambal oelek; (Indonesian
  • -chile paste)


*Notes: Roast the peppers, skin them, seed them, and cut in lengthwise thin

Prepare the Mango Chutney:

Combine all ingredients in a nonreactive bowl, mix well and refrigerate,
covered, until one hour prior to serving. Allow to come to room temperature
prior to serving.

Prepare the Jerked Chicken Quesadillas:

Combine ingredients for jerk marinade in a large nonreactive bowl. Mix

Marinate chicken breasts overnight in jerk mixture.

When ready to prepare dish, drain chicken breasts and char-broil or pan
sear until cooked but not dry. Dice meat into small pieces.

Make quesadillas by placing tortillas on a flat work surface. Arrange
chicken, peppers and cheese evenly over the tortillas, then cover each with
another tortilla.

Heat a large skillet or griddle, add a bit of oil and place 1 quesadilla in
hot pan. Brown lightly on one side, reduce heat, turn quesadilla over and
brown lightly on the other side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.

Cut quesadillas into wedges and arrange on serving platter.

Serve warm, with Mango Chutney on the side.

Per serving: 542 Calories; 34g Fat (56% calories from fat); 22g Protein;
39g Carbohydrate; 52mg Cholesterol; 922mg Sodium

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