WannaBe Chef

Recipes and randomness from Amanda's kitchen.

Another wedge-alicious dinner August 5, 2009

Filed under: Chicken — WannaBe Chef @ 7:20 pm

Let me just start by listing the reasons why today sucked…
1.  Another crappy night of sleep was had, and the cat almost got strangled.
2.  I slipped on a wet floor at work and banged up my knee pretty bad, making the household cripple-count two.
3.  The bottle of BBQ sauce I used to make tonight’s dinner fell off the table (or it may have slipped out of my hands… my memory is a little fuzzy…) and basically exploded all over the floor AND my dress pants.  Emergency laundry was not on the agenda for tonight.
4.  Wayne’s hospital bills have started arriving, including the one for the fun ambulance ride… 

Despite all these annoyances, I managed to make a pretty tasty little meal. 

 

Texas BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
(original recipe from random food blogger who got it from allrecipes.com)

What you need:
8 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
2 chicken breasts, diced small
1.5 small/medium onions, sliced
BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Ray’s is our fave)
1 Tbsp or so of honey
Shredded cheddar cheese
Olive Oil

What to do:
Sautee the onions in olive oil until they start to get brown.  Add the honey and cook until caramelized and soft.  I also added some salt.  Remove from pan and set aside.

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Put a little more oil in the pan and sautee the chicken.  Add some BBQ sauce, enough to make it nice and saucey.  Heat through. 

In a separate pan, start building the quesadilla.  I used a little canola oil for this to get a nice crunch on the tortillas.  I also found that putting cheese on both the top and bottom of the quesadilla really helps “glue” it all together.  You could also use a quesadilla maker or bake these in the oven. 

Slide out from pan and cut into wedges with pizza cutter.

The verdict:  Delicious.  The crunch on the tortillas is crucial if you want that restaurant taste.  Of course, as with many of my meals, this recipe could be changed up in a thousand ways.  For all you pork eaters, bacon would be good in these, or sauteed peppers or other various veggies.  Another keeper for sure!

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