Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's for Dinner Wednesday: BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

We have been making BBQ Chicken Quesadillas since the first days of our marriage.  When leftovers ruled our weeknight menu they were an easy and satisfying solution.  Delicious flavors of chicken, melted cheese, sauteed onions and peppers and BBQ sauce melded with crispy tortilla, cool sour cream and creamy guacamole.  We have served these to our friend kids when babysitting and they loved them!


Shredded Chicken
2 C shredded Monterrey jack cheese
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 onion sliced into thin rings
1 C sliced bell peppers
Optional sliced jalapenos
Butter and cooking oil for sauteing and frying

Sour Cream & Guacamole for serving


Heat 1 tsp butter and 1 TBS cooking oil on medium heat in large skillet.

Saute onions and peppers until browned and softened, remove from pan, drain on paper towel

Turn pan to low while you assemble tortillas, make sure there is still a little bit of oil in the pan (you don't need much, just enough so the tortilla won't stick)

On cutting board, lay tortilla out, top with a scant layer of mixed cheeses then chicken, then veggies then BBQ sauce and then another layer of cheeses, cap with another tortilla.

Transfer quesadilla to pan, turn back up to medium heat and cook until browned and crisped, flip quesadilla and brown the other side.  Make sure cheese is melted in center.

Remove to baking sheet and keep warm in oven while you are making the rest.

Cut into triangles with pizza cutter.  Serve with extra BBQ sauce, sour cream and guacamole.

{Quotes to Cook By}

“Leave me with my leftover meatloaf and my Yesterday Sandwich. I’ll be in love tomorrow, if you come back with the ketchup. 
― Jarod KintzLove quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook.” 
― Julia Child

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” 
― Ruth Reichl

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