Monday, April 13, 2009
Barbecue Chicken & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas
This is one of my favorite ways to eat a quesadilla...and I eat a lot of quesadillas, so I should know! This is not your traditional quesadilla, I don't even eat it topped with salsa & guacamole, just plain is great with me. If you really wanted to top it with something I'm sure it would be great with ranch or quacamole, but I think it's perfect just as is.
Barbecue Chicken and Carmelized Onion Quesadillas
1/2 large sweet (Walla Walla or similar) onion, thinly sliced
2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
1 Tb. canola oil
1 Tb. honey
1/4 tsp. chipotle chili powder
1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (I recommend Bulls-eye)
Chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
1. In medium saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onions. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5-10 minutes or until onions are brown and caramelized. Stir in honey, barbecue sauce, and chili powder. Stir until well combined. Add diced chicken.
2. Place one tortilla in large saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Top half of quesadilla with a quarter of the chicken/onion mixture, and a sprinkle of cilantro, if desired. Fold in half. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining 3 tortillas. Cut each tortilla in quarters. Serve with fresh veggies or green salad.