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Kurchin’s recipe included in Tyson cookbook

FLORENCE -- Robert J. Kurchin, director of dining services at Francis Marion University, was awarded the Tyson Foods, Inc, Taste of the Times Award of Culinary Excellence for a recipe submitted to Tyson Foods, Inc.

The recipe, Chicken Quesadilla Cordon Bleu, was selected for publication in Tyson Foods Taste of the Times Cookbook. An Award of Culinary Excellence plaque is on display in the Ervin Dining Hall.

The recipe follows.

Chicken Quesadilla Cordon Bleu

Inspired by a famous French chicken dish, this quesadilla features roasted chicken, smoked ham and Swiss cheese.


1 pound  Frozen Tyson fully cooked flavor-redi roasted and carved chicken breast filets
1/3 cup  Smoked ham, shaved, finely chopped
2 cups  Swiss cheese, shredded.
8 cups  Mixed salad greens, fresh, commercially prepared
1/2 cup  Tomatoes, fresh, seeded, diced
1 1/4 cups  Ranch salad dressing, commercially prepared
1/4 cup Dijon  Mustard
4 Tyson  Mexican Original Honey Wheat Wraps, room temperature
As needed Butter (melted), salt
4  Parsley sprigs, fresh

Cover frozen chicken filets tightly and slack in cooler between 32 and 26 degrees Fahrenheit prior to use.  Combine in bowl the Julienne chicken and add to ham and cheese mixture.  Mix thoroughly.  Cover and chill below 40 degrees Fahrenheit to hold.   Brush one side of  wrap with melted butter.  Place wrap, buttered side down, on oiled, preheated 350 degree flattop griddle.

Place 1/1/2 cups chicken mixture on one half of wrap.  Fold other half of wrap over filling.  Grill one to two minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and wrap is crispy.  Remove from griddle.  Slice into four wedges and fan on one side of plate.  Arrange two cups salad greens mixture on the opposite side of plate and drizzle with two tablespoons salad dressing.  Portion 1/4 cup additional salad dressing in container and place on plate.  Garnish with one parsley sprig. 


FMU’s Ould-Mey becomes editor

FLORENCE -- Mohameden Ould-Mey, assistant professor of geography at Francis Marion University, has been named one of the editors of a new publication, The Arab World Geographer, an international quarterly journal.  The journal publishes peer reviewed articles of interest to geographers and specialists in the Arab World.  The first issue of the journal was published in October 1998 and will be available at FU’s Rogers Library.

Other journal editors are Ghazi Falah (University of Toronto), Hussein A. Amery (Colorado School of Mines), Alasdair Drysdale (University of New Hampshire), El-Sayed El-Bushra (King Saudi University), and James D. Sidaway (University of Birmingham). The journal’s home page is

Pompe, Truluck co-author article

Jeffrey Pompe, associate professor of economics at Francis Marion University, and fellow faculty member James Rinehart, Phillip N. Truluck Professor of Public Policy, economics, recently co-authored two articles.

The articles are “Establishing Fees for Beach Protection: Paying for a Public Good,” which appeared in Coastal Management, January 1999, (an International Journal of Marine Environment, Resources, Law and Society) and “Private Enterprise and Environmental Amenities: the Case of Coastal Beaches, ” which appeared in Journal of Private Enterprise, Fall 1998. 

The second paper won the Award for Outstanding Paper in Entrepreneurship and Private Enterprise at the annual conference of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.


Last Published: July 1, 2004 6:33 AM
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