Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pittsburgh BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Time for another recipe!

This one is special because we came up with it on our own!  I wanted to do a BBQ chicken quesadilla and Mike thought of adding coleslaw to it.  His inspiration was the Pittsburgh sandwich, which has coleslaw and french fries in it (we of course omitted the french fries).

Pittsburgh BBQ Chicken Quesadilla


1 12.5 oz can of chunk chicken breast
1 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Sweet 'n Spicy BBQ Sauce
3 strips of cooked turkey bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup coleslaw
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 small onion, diced
2 burrito size tortillas

Keep in mind that some of these measurements are estimates!  Also, you could substitute any of the ingredients for ones that suit your taste better. 

After cooking the bacon and dicing the onions, we combined the can of chicken, Sweet Baby Ray's, diced onions and crumbled bacon in a bowl.

 Great BBQ sauce!

We used our George Foreman grill that my mom gave us to cook the quesadilla.  The first tortilla was placed on the bottom of the grill and then topped with the chicken mixture.  Next, we added the coleslaw and then topped with cheese.  The second tortilla finished it off.

 Mike said it looked like a pizza

We cooked the quesadilla for about 10 to 15 minutes. 

 I wish the tortilla browned a little bit! Oh well, it was still good

Other than the fact that some of the ingredients spilled out of the sides, I would say that this was a success!  We could use less chicken mixture in the future to prevent this from happening again.

What's your favorite kind of quesadilla? 

12 comments:

  1. That sounds awesome!

    I've only ever done standard quesadillas, I've clearly been missing out.

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    1. Thanks Mandy! It was really good, but we do love standard quesadillas too!

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  2. Yum! I love the coleslaw addition:)

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    1. It was good, you couldn't notice it too much though so maybe next time we will add more (or have less of the chicken mixture like I said haha).

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  3. The chicken and cheese are my favorite! but i have never tried the canned chicken before- how is it? I would be tempted to get a rotissiere chicken. Did you brush some olive oil on the outside of tortillas- that should help with browning process.

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    1. We just use it because we are lazy and don't feel like shredding our own chicken. It's not horrible but a rotisserie chicken would be better.

      We didn't, but we did spray it with grilling spray. Maybe we will try the olive oil next time.

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  4. Mmm, chicken quesadillas sound really good. We also try to pack them with sauteed onions, mushrooms, spinach or peppers... whatever fits in there. I love how the cheese holds it all together. Coleslaw is a creative addition, too!

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    1. They were really good! I love your additions to your quesadillas, yummy!

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  5. Nom! Hd a pulled pork and black bean quesadilla at my favorite restaurant for lunch today! Full to bursting but NO regrets!

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  6. That sounds so yummy...something to have when we visit???

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    1. We could, if you wanted. If we haven't made our new recipe next week by that time though we might have to do it on Sunday. But we could have these on Saturday after we race, if we feel like having them.

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