Wednesday, July 27, 2011

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

I admit that while I love summer and grilling, I find it hard to make my bi-weekly menus in the summer. I don't like to eat a lot when it's hot out. I don't like heavy meals in the summer and I don't like to use the oven because we dont' have air conditioning. I try to do most of my meals on the grill and in the slow cooker. Because of this, however, by mid-summer I am running low on ideas. I found this idea and it seemed perfect. I decided to do the chicken breasts in the crock pot and it turned out perfect. The idea for this was a recipe for an appetizer but I wanted to make it into a meal so I adjusted the quantity for the three of us. If you're feeding more, you may want to adjust it again. Once again, my measurements are approximate because I did not follow the recipe when making this.

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

3 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 C Barbeque sauce
(I used KC Masterpiece Hickory Brown Sugar)
8 flour tortillas
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Sour cream
Canola oil

Place chicken breasts in crockpot and cover with barbeque sauce. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Remove chicken and shredd with a fork.  Place even portions of chicken on one tortilla then add 1/4 cup shredded cheese (more or less according to your taste). Place second tortilla on top. Heat 2 Tbsp canola oil in skillet over medium heat. Add quesadilla and cook until lightly browned, approx 3-4 minutes per side. Remove to serving platter and use pizza cutter to cut into 4 slices. Top with sour cream and salsa. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Shared at: Lady Behind the Curtain

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Abby said...

I love this idea of unconventional quesadillas!

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

These look great! We eat a lot of quesadillas in our house, and this would be a great change of pace. Thanks!

Christina said...

I'm with you. I don't like to eat a lot in the summer either. I'm also very lazy in the summer (hehe) and don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen. I start running out of ideas! These look great!

Desi said...

So glad I found your blog! I saw this linked up over at Lady Behind the Curtain and had to stop by. Love your photo! I'm instantly in love and see tons of recipes of yours that I'm excited to make.... bbq chicken cornbread cups? Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs? I want it all! I am your newest follower :)

baratibor said...

very good posting. I liked it. thanks

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Well, hello again!!!

Popped these out last night for a quickie snack/light dinner! Loved em
and posted this morning...

Mahmudul Hasan said...

Nice work .Thanks for the share. Keep up writing so that we can get more yummy recipe like this one.
Chicken quesadilla recipe