I’m continually trying to look for ways to improve my chicken quesadilla recipe box, due to the fact that they are really straightforward to prepare, tasty to eat, and exciting to serve. Noticing how barbeque chicken pizza has taken off, I thought ‘why not try it in the style of a quesadilla?’ So, I did. The easiness of this recipe is nearly as ‘sinful’ as the taste. I will also reveal some variations and tricks, so that you may also get inspired to experiment in the kitchen.
Barbeque Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
3 boneless chicken breasts
8 flour tortillas
1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
? cup sliced red onion, or sweet Vidalia
1 T oil
1 cup ketchup
? cup brown sugar
5 T vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cut the chicken in half, or quarters so it cooks quicker, without overcooking. Saut? the chicken, garlic, onions, salt and pepper in the heated oil, till chicken is tender. Meanwhile, mix the barbeque sauce by blending the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. When the chicken is done, shred it with a fork, and add the barbeque sauce, and cook an additional 10 minutes to meld the flavors. Next, place a tortilla in the saut? pan, then layer the barbeque chicken mix and cheese. Top that with an additional tortilla and cook on medium heat, until golden brown on both sides. I often serve these with coleslaw or chips.
Try replacing the vinegar in the sauce with beer. It gives a completely different flavor, while keeping it a barbeque sauce.
Add a dash of hot sauce, or few minced hot peppers to the sauce for some heat.
I have also replaced the mozzarella for a smoky provolone, adding a deeper and smoked flavor.
Make the meat and sauce mix 24 hours in advance for a deeper and richer taste, because the flavors are given a chance to meld.
You can use your favourite prepared bbq sauce instead making the sauce in the recipe, if you’d like to save time.
I have added mushrooms for a twist, or bell peppers while saut?ing the meat.
Whichever way you decide to make these, they are unique, tasty, and enjoyable to serve. Simply make sure to tell people ahead of time that they are not taking a bite of a typical chicken quesadilla recipe. Otherwise, they might be a little stunned at first. Yep, it’s happened to me. However, they loved it after they figured out it was SUPPOSED to taste different.
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