Tuesday, May 19, 2009
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
I've had this recipe saved for a while now. Actually, I think I have it saved from a couple of different sites and didn't realize it until I went to make it tonight and had to sort through 3 of the same recipe from different blogs. Apparently it looked REALLY good to me :)
These were a great weeknight dinner option- so simple and fast and delicious. Since we don't have a quesadilla maker, we didn't do these as traditional quesadillas. I don't particularly care for crispy tortillas so we didn't do a fry pan method, I just ate them like a super-cheesy taco (which really, made them even easier to make).
2 Tblsp oil
1 1/2 onions (vidalia is best, apparently, so that's what we used) coarsely chopped or sliced into rings
1 Tbls honey
2 chicken breasts, diced
1/2 Cup BBQ sauce (we didn't measure, we just eyeballed it) (We used Sweet Baby Ray's
Again, since I don't have a quesadilla maker, my directions differ slightly from the original recipe.
Chop chicken into bite size pieces, set aside.
Chop onion into pieces (original recipe said rings, I just did diced pieces) and saute with 1 T of the oil in a large pan over medium heat. When the onions are starting to caramelize, add in the honey and stir until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
Add the remaining oil to the pan and saute the chicken until cooked through.
Mix together the chicken, onions and BBQ sauce in pan until heated.
Spoon the chicken & sauce mix onto warmed tortillas, then top with cheese.
Either roll into soft-taco shapes and eat, like we did, or cook in a quesadilla maker until tortilla is crispy. They can also be heated in a 350° for 20 minutes.
Source: Delicious Meliscious