corn tortilla quesadillas with homemade dipping sauce

VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS

A little spin on the usual quesadilla recipe! I’ve never tried a corn tortilla for a recipe like this and it was surprisingly quite yummy. I made a “taco” dipping sauce that I am now obsessed with and its a must add to this dish!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium chicken breast(butterflied and cubed) OR PROTEIN OF CHOICE IF MAKING VEGAN*
  • olive oil
  • Tamari/soy sauce
  • lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 bell peppers chopped
  • 1/2 white onion diced
  • 1 can black beans
  • shredded cheese of choice (VEGAN OPTION)

“TACO” SAUCE INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 medium whole tomatoes(enough to puree into 8 oz)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • 1 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add all taco sauce ingredients together in a bowl and mix.
  2. Add mixture to a small saucepan and keep on medium to low heat for about 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.

FOR CHICKEN:

  1. Heat a medium nonstick pan on medium heat, prep chicken.
  2. Place cubed chicken in a bowl and add 1 tsp each of the following: olive oil, tamari and lime juice. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add seasoned chicken to pan and cook through until no longer pink
  4. In a separate nonstick pan on medium heat add a bit of olive oil, bell peppers and onions- when onions are caramelized they are ready!

TO COMPLETE:

  1. Heat medium nonstick on low-medium heat.
  2. Brush tortilla with olive oil and place in pan.
  3. Layer cheese, black beans, protein of choice, veggies, more cheese, top tortilla and brush again with olive oil.
  4. Place a small cover over entire quesadilla to allow it to press down evenly.
  5. Cook until cheese is melted and flip. Repeat.
  6. Serve Immediately with dipping sauce!

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