Monday, February 20, 2012

Grilled BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas

This has got to be one of the best meals I've made in a while. Unfortunately, my picture just doesn't capture how good these really were.....which only means: A) I will have to make them again real soon and show you a better pic or B) You need to make them for yourself!

I love pineapple, especially on pizza! I have no idea why it never occurred to me to add it on my quesadillas. It's really quite brilliant and I must say I love the addition of barbecue sauce. I'm thinking this would make a fantastic pizza as well (making a mental note of that!). There really is no exact recipe to follow, seriously add whatever ingredients to your tortilla shell and it's bound to taste wonderful. It makes for a quick dinner, lunch or even an appetizer. Here's my version, hope you enjoy!

Grilled BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas

2 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Sliced pineapple to grill, fresh will taste better but feel free to used canned
Flour tortilla shells, use whatever size you'd like
1 red or green pepper, chopped
2 cups Monterey jack cheese, grated
1 jalapeno, sliced (optional)
Barbecue sauce
Salt and Pepper to taste

Place slices of pineapple on grill and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and set aside.
Sprinkle chicken breasts with a little salt and pepper and any other seasoning you wish such a cumin or a cajun seasoning.  Grill until both sides are done, brushing with some barbecue sauce. Remove onto a plate and slice into thin slices or just simply cut into small chunks.
To assemble take 2 flour tortillas, sprinkle grated cheese on one. Arrange chicken slices evenly over the cheese. Next, add the pineapple, jalapeno and red or green pepper. Sprinkle with cilantro. Drizzle some extra barbecue sauce over the mixture if desired. Then put the other tortilla on top.
Place on warm griddle over medium heat. Let each side brown for a few minutes until cheese is melted and tortillas are warmed.  Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa. This made about 4 good sized quesadillas.

Adapted from: Pioneer Woman

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for linking this super pineapple post in to Food on Friday. I am now signed up to follow you. A follow back to Carole's Chatter would be wonderful – or are you already following? Cheers


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