Sunday, October 12, 2014

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Do you love quesadillas? If so, you'll want to try these Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas!

I've been trying to use up some of the ingredients in my freezer and cabinets, and thus, creating some new recipes. Sometimes that turns out well and sometimes, well, it's a disaster and goes right into the trash. Fortunately, today's lunch was a success.

As a kid, Granny would make my brother and I quesadillas for lunch and we would take them out to the barn to eat them. They were just cheese and a tortilla, but we loved them. We especially loved eating them out in the hay barn (more about making hay here). I may have broken a glass plate once (oops!), so after that we got paper plates all the time when food went to the barn.

I love barbecue chicken pizza (especially the California Pizza Kitchen thin crust version...yum!), so I was thinking, "Would that work with a quesadilla?" I had no idea how it would turn out.


Ingredients: (for one)

  • 2 Tortillas
  • Barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • Chicken, diced
  • Lots of cheese

  1. Heat up the George Foreman Grill (or a frying pan or however you usually make quesadillas)
  2. Spray it with non-stick cooking spray
  3. Add a 10" tortilla
  4. Spread barbecue sauce on half of it (I just used a little since I didn't know how it would turn out)
  5. Dice 1/4 of an onion and add some to the half with barbecue sauce
  6. Add cheese 
  7. Dice cooked chicken and add it on top of the cheese
  8. Add more onion
  9. Add a little more cheese
  10. Fold the tortilla over
  11. Lower the lid on the George Foreman Grill
  12. Cook it until it's melted
  13. Take it off the grill
  14. Let it sit for a few minutes, then cut it up
  15. Enjoy!!

This twist on the traditional quesadilla not only tastes great and has a little kick to it, but also provides calcium, protein, vitamin D and lots of other nutrients. Delicious and good for there's a Sunday lunch you can feel good about.

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