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Chicken Quesadillas with Papaya Salsa

Chicken Quesadillas with Papaya Salsa recipe
Recipe and Photo by: Better Homes and Gardens
Lime-marinated chicken breasts are served with a spicy-sweet mix of papaya, nectarine, jalapeño pepper and cilantro in this baked quesadilla recipe.
35 min
1 hr 16 min
2 servings

What You Need

1/2 of a
small  papaya, peeled, seeded, and chopped
small  nectarine, pitted and chopped
 hot red or jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
 tablespoon snipped cilantro or parsley
 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel (set aside)
 tablespoon lime juice
 teaspoon honey
medium  boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 ounces total)
 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
tablespoons  lime or lemon juice
 tablespoon snipped cilantro or parsley
 teaspoon honey
 tablespoon cooking oil
 8-inch flour tortillas
cup  shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese (1 ounce)

Make It

1. For salsa, in a bowl stir together the papaya, nectarine, hot red or jalapeno pepper, cilantro or parsley, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1 teaspoon honey. Cover and chill thoroughly.

2. Meanwhile, rinse the chicken and pat dry. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Place chicken and green onions in a plastic bag set in a deep mixing bowl. For marinade, in a bowl stir together the 1/2 teaspoon lime peel, 3 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon cilantro or parsley, and 1 teaspoon honey. Pour over chicken and onions in the bag. Close bag and turn to coat well. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for 2 hours, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken and discard marinade. Remove salsa from the refrigerator; set aside.

3. In a medium skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 4 minutes or until no pink remains, stirring constantly.

4. On a baking sheet, layer half of each tortilla with one-fourth of salsa and half of chicken and cheese. Fold plain halves over filled halves. Bake in a 350 degree F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. Top with remaining salsa. Serves 2.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Menu Idea
Feature this fresh-tasting Mexican meal with nectarine slices and frozen margaritas.
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