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Do you know what I love most in life? I love it when you’ve cooked a quesadilla or grilled cheese or really anything that has melted cheese involved, and a little bit of cheese falls out of the quesadilla or grilled cheese and directly onto the hot pan. The result? Crunchy, salty, brown and cheesy goodness. I know. It’s totally weird, but I absolutely love it. I love it so much in fact that I normally force some of the cheese to fall out of whatever vessel is carrying it. It’s soooo good, and it’s especially delicious when it happens with brie cheese. So imagine my excitement when this happened in this recipe for chicken and brie quesadillas with mango chutney. Yum. I still can’t stop thinking about it. I love the glorified sandwich that is the quesadilla. It makes life so much more exciting, and since I haven’t posted a recipe since this one from last November, I thought it was time.
When in doubt, make a quesadilla. Sometimes my creative juices run dry, and this doesn’t just involve recipes I create for Cooking and Beer. This occurs with my everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner too. I’ve been in kind of a rut lately. Where nothing tastes fantastic, I’m always hungry, but I don’t have an appetite for anything. I know it sounds strange, but it’s totally fact. It has to be because I am constantly surrounded by food. I eat food, cook food, bake food, look at food…and don’t even get me started on my involvement with Pinterest…aka: the enemy.
I think I read an article once where they were studying how constantly looking at websites like Pinterest and watching cooking shows ALL the time makes you think that you are hungrier than you actually are. This is totally true in my case. So true in fact, that I used to go to bed with my iPad and just pin recipes on Pinterest while I watched Cutthroat Kitchen or reruns of Top Chef. I’m what some might call a “pinaholic,” but when I started getting hungry at 11pm at night, I knew it was time to make a change. I stopped bring electronic devices to bed (except for my kindle) and the nighttime hunger went away.
So here we are, and I’m having a hard time coming up with new content. Don’t worry. This usually only lasts a couple of days. I think I need a day of no food involvement.
I’m not sad that these chicken and brie quesadillas with homemade mango chutney evolved from this rut though. Brie is one of my favorite cheeses. I love it and it saddens me that I have to take out a small loan every time I buy it, but I buy it anyway to Zach’s dismay. He hates brie…I know…I know…
What’s even better than brie by itself, is brie with something sweet. It is a known fact that brie goes so well with jams, fruit and a drizzle of honey. This is why mango chutney made it into this recipe. Mango chutney is super simple to make, so I highly recommend making it before buying it.
Recipes for both mango chutney and these chicken and brie quesadillas are below! Pair this meal with a pale ale and have a wonderful Thursday everyone! xo
Mango chutney recipe inspired from Simply Recipes.