Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

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Barbeque Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
I am constantly in search of ways to enhance my chicken quesadilla recipe box, due to the fact that they are simple to produce, tasty to eat, and exciting to serve. Noticing how barbeque chicken pizza has taken off, I thought 'why not try it in the form of a quesadilla?' So, I did. The easiness of this recipe is nearly as 'sinful' as the taste. I'll also share some variations and suggestions, so that you might also get inspired to experiment in the kitchen.
Bbq Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
3 boneless chicken breasts
8 flour tortillas
1 tsp garlic, freshly minced
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup sliced red onion, or sweet Vidalia
1 T oil
1 cup ketchup
¾ cup brown sugar
5 T vinegar
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cut the chicken in half, or quarters so it cooks quicker, without overcooking. Sautè the chicken, garlic, onions, salt and pepper in the heated oil, until chicken is tender. Meanwhile, mix the bbq sauce by blending the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. When the chicken is done, shred it using a fork, and add the bbq sauce, and cook an additional 10 minutes to meld the flavors. Next, put a tortilla in the sautè pan, then layer the bbq chicken mixture and cheese. Top that with another tortilla and cook on moderate heat, until golden brown on both sides. I often serve these with coleslaw or chips.
Try changing out the vinegar in the sauce with beer. It presents a completely different flavor, while keeping it a bbq sauce.
Add a dash of hot sauce, or handful of minced hot peppers to the sauce for some heat.
I've also replaced the mozzarella for a smoky provolone, adding a richer and smoked flavor.
Make the meat and sauce blend 24 hours in advance for a deeper and richer flavor, because the flavors are given a chance to meld.
You can use your favored prepared barbeque sauce instead making the sauce in the recipe, if you want to save time.
I have added mushrooms for a twist, or bell peppers while sautèing the meat.
Whichever way you choose to make these, they are really unique, tasty, and fun to serve. Simply make sure to tell people ahead of time that they are not taking a bite of a conventional chicken quesadilla recipe. Otherwise, they might be a little stunned at first. Yep, it's happened to me. However, they loved it after they figured out it was SUPPOSED to taste different.

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