Monday, November 7, 2011

BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Quesadilla

This combination worked beautifully, amazingly, and scrunptiously.  Seriously, don't even question this one, just try it!

BBQ Chicken and Pineaaple Quesadilla
Recipe slightly adapted from:  Pioneer Woman
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • Butter
  • 1-2 cups Grilled Pineapple.  I used the canned Dole Tropical Gold, each chunk sliced in half once grilled
  • 3 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • Optional, Cajun or Creole Seasoning
  • 3 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated - I used a Cheddar, Jack, and Mozzarella blend
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Sliced - I grilled my slices to mellow them out a bit
  • Cilantro, chopped - to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce, more to taste - My favorite is Bullseye original
Preparation Instructions
(To grill pineapple: cut wedges, stick on skewers, and grill over low heat. Cut into slices.)
(To pound chicken, place inside a Ziploc bag and pound with a mallet or large can to flatten to uniform thickness.)
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and Cajun or Creole spice.  Drizzle olive oil on a grill pan and grill on both sides until done, brushing with barbecue sauce. Set aside and slice into very thin slices.
Warm griddle over medium heat and put sizzling butter in the pan. Slightly warm and toast tortillas on both sides, then remove from griddle and set aside.
To assemble, sprinkle four browned tortillas with grated Monterey Jack. Arrange chicken slices evenly over the surface. Add pineapple slices and jalapeno slices. Sprinkle on cilantro. If desired, drizzle extra barbecue sauce over the top. Add second browned tortilla on top of each one. (You'll have four complete quesadillas at this point.)
Add to a heated oven to warm, or back to skillet to warm, until cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into six wedges. Serve with sour cream, pico de gallo, and lime wedges.  Black beans and rice make a GREAT side!

This recipe has been linked up to:
This Chick Cooks
The Country Cook
Tidy Mom
Simply Sweet Home


  1. This is one of my favorite of her recipes! I added bacon to mine :)

  2. LOVE grilled pineapple! Must taste devine in those quesadillas :-)

  3. These look so good. Might just be featured if I have my say. Thanks so much for linking up with Foodie Friday. Please remember to link back. :)

  4. Oopsies Just noticed the link to Brandie's blog. Never mind the sleep-deprived woman. LOL

  5. Congratulations! This delicious recipe is being featured on Foodie Friday!!!! Come on over and grab an "I was featured" button. Thank you for sharing, please come share again soon!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons :)

  6. Lovely recipe and lovely tutorial as well.Nice share.keep up share that we can get more like this one.
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