Tuesday, May 19, 2009

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

When I saw this recipe pop up on my Google Reader (aka the best thing ever) last week, I knew I had to try it. We love all things Mexican related in this household!

I did not have Vidalia onions in the house so I used yellow. It was still really good but I definitely can imagine that it would have been that much better with the Vidalia's. Mr. ShoeFanatic also created a rub/marinade for the chicken. He's badass like that.

1 1/2 vidalia onions (I used 1 large and 1 small yellow onion)
2 T olive oil
2 T honey
4 chicken breasts, cubed
Marinade (below)
1/2 c BBQ sauce (we used KC Masterpiece Honey)
6 ten inch tortillas
Shredded Mexican cheese blend
Sour cream

1/2 T Salt
10 grinds black pepper
1/2 T garlic powder
1/2 T onion powder
1 t red pepper
1/2 T smoked paprika
1 T Brown sugar
2 T apple cider vinegar
5 dashes hickory liquid smoke

Mix together rub ingredients. Coat chicken well and set aside.

Slice your onions into rings and in a large skillet, cook rings in 1 T of the olive oil over med-high heat until they start to turn golden brown. Turn the heat down to medium and caramelize for about 20 more minutes. Add in the honey about 5 minutes before they are done. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add the other T of olive oil back to the skillet and add the chicken. Cook the chicken on medium heat for approximately 7 minutes and then stir in the BBQ sauce. Let simmer for another 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat when done.

Assemble tortillas with chicken, onions and cheese. Grill in a nonstick skillet on each side until cheese is melted and tortilla is golden.

Serve with sour cream.

This was fantastic. If you even remotely like BBQ chicken pizza, you will love this. And I will be honest, I was very leery about the onions in this dish but between the caramelization and the honey...they were so sweet and no onion-ey flavor at all!

Mr. ShoeFanatic gave this 2 thumbs way up and begged me to cook it again!

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  1. Weren't these SO delicious?! Glad you tried them!

  2. These were amazing! If I can make these, anyone can.