Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"Freaking Good" Texas Chicken Quesadillas

A few weeks ago when my friends and I got together for Mexican themed lunch, Jenn made these awesome quesadillas. I'm not a big fan of traditional Mexican food, so in my book these were perfect. I ate way more than my fair share of them during lunch and immediately put them on my menu for dinner this week. Were they a good as I remember? Hell yes! These things are amazing. I think it's the caramelized onion/honey mixture that really makes them - so tangy and sweet. Joe and I were drooling over these while the chicken was still browning in the pan, and all that anticipation was well deserved. These rock - plain and simple. Between just about every bite Joe announced, "These are freaking good!" And they are. I followed the recipe exactly and baked them in the oven since I don't have a quesadilla maker. But these make me want to buy one. Seriously. But for now, I'll just settle for making them again very, very soon!

Texas Chicken Quesadillas

2 TBSP of oil
1-1/2 onions (vidalia is preferred) sliced into rings
1 TBSP honey
2 chicken breasts, diced
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 Cup shredded Mexican cheese
8 ten inch flour tortillas

Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until they begin to caramelize. Mix in the honey and stir until it is golden brown. Remove and set aside.Place the remaining oil in the pan and add the chicken. Cook through over a medium high heat. Stir in the BBQ sauce to evenly coat the chicken.Place the chicken, onions and cheese onto a tortilla, top with the other tortilla and cook in your quesadilla maker about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook them in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Seriously...LOOK at that filling!!! Mmmmm.....


Anonymous said...

OH my gosh! GAH! That looks sooo good! I want one now! I'll be up in a few hours. lol!

The Home Cook said...

I can't wait to make these for dinner tonight with your Mexican sour cream rice. My stomach is grumbling! I'm remebering how fantasic they were and it doesn't help that they look so, so good.

Joelen said...

Mmmm... that added honey sounds delicious and these look great!

Amy said...

Printing the recipe right now! I love it when people are so enthusiastic about a recipe - it means it really MUST be something I need to try! These really look great - thanks!


Katrina said...

Those do look like great quesadillas! Yum!

Laure said...

These look really freaking good! ;-)

Melissa said...

You're really making my menu planning so easy. Those do look freaking good!

-bradley said...

just wanted to let you know that you are the envy of many a college kid. not only for having time to make all these delicious things, but also because looking at them inspires hunger that cannot be fulfilled by college budgets. but it is nice to live/eat vicariously through you. thank you.

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