With the delicious slow cooker jerk chicken I made sweet and savory quesadillas filled with jerk chicken and melted cheddar cheese, topped with tangy mango salsa. The taste combination was out of this world amazing. This is a winner for sure, that I will definitely be making again... and soon!
Ingredients for mango salsa:
- 1 mango
- 1/4 red bell pepper
- 1/4 green bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon or two of red onion
- 1/3 bunch of cilantro
- 1 roma tomato
- 3 green onions
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice (I used the little bit that I had left over from my jerk chicken marinade)
Steps for mango salsa:
Chop the mango, red and green bell pepper, cilantro, roma tomato, and green onions into small pieces. If you would like to spice it up, you could add some chopped jalapeno.
Add all of the chopped ingredients, as well as the vinegar, lime juice, and orange juice to a tupperware container.
Toss well, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
As well as being a perfect compliment to jerk chicken, just last week I topped my pizza with mango salsa and pepperoni, and it was sweet and delicious. It tasted somewhat like a hawaiian pizza. The salsa would also go great with some corn chips made for dipping. There are so many possibilities!
Ingredients for quesadillas:
- Tortillas (2 for each quesadilla)
- 1/3 cup jerk chicken to fill each quesadilla (more or less depending on what you like)
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- mango salsa
Steps for quesadillas:
Lay out two tortillas.
Use one of the tortillas to put your filling into.
Heat a skillet over medium-low heat.
Melt some butter in the skillet.
Sprinkle the tortilla with half of the cheese.
Evenly spread the jerk chicken on top of the cheese.
Sprinkle the remaining cheese on the chicken.
Top the filled half with your other tortilla.
Place the quesadilla in the pan, and let it cook for a minute or two on each side.
Serve warm and toasty, with mango salsa on the side. I opened my quesadilla and topped the meat and cheese with my mango salsa.
Such a tasty treat! Sweet, savory, tangy, and oh so good! I will be making this again in the near future!