Sunday, December 28, 2008

Texas Chicken Quesadillas

I got a quesadilla maker for Christmas from my cousin Christine (yay!) so we used it tonight. It works great except when a certain someone (ahem, Dave) forgets to put the tortilla on TOP of the quesadilla before closing the lid so all it does is burn cheese. For those of us who made our quesadillas the right way, they came out great. Here's a recipe I've been using for years and we love them.

2 TBSP of oil
1-1/2 onions (vidalia is preferred) sliced into rings
1 TBSP honey
2 chicken breasts, diced
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 Cup shredded mexican cheese
8 ten inch flour tortillas

Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until they begin to carmelize. Mix in the honey and stir until it is golden brown. Remove and set aside.
Place the remaining oil in the pan and add the chicken. Cook through over a medium high heat. Stir in the BBQ sauce to evenly coat the chicken.
Place the chicken, onions and cheese onto a tortilla, top with the other tortilla and cook in your quesadilla maker about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook them in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.


Stephanie said...

Yum- these look good!!

Elizabeth said...

I absolutely LOVE my quesadilla maker - and those look great. I know what I'm trying next!

Joelen said...

Mmm - gotta love quesadillas for those nights when you want something quick and tasty!

wifeplzak said...

great recipe, I just made it for dinner! Thanks for sharing.

Gina Smith said...

I tried both the mexican sour cream rice and the quesadillas tonight. Both were excellent! The only change was I made dark meat for the chicken and pulled it off the both. The family loved them! Thanks for sharing!