Monday, June 13, 2011

Chicken Pineapple Quesadillas

I'm always on the hunt for a meal that I can get all 5 of us to eat without anyone whining at me. I Saw this on Pioneer Woman's blog a few weeks back and figured it might be a meal that fit the bill. Of course I had to leave out the cilantro and jalapenos for Superman, but all in all it was a meal everyone could get into.

Now that it is grilling season, I like to make sure we grill a little extra meat on the weekends to use throughout the week. This is a great way to put some leftover grilled chicken to use!

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas

1 pineapple, grilled
1 to 2 chicken breasts, grilled
Monterey Jack or Mexican Blend Shredded Cheese
jalapenos (jar or fresh)
handful of cilantro
flour tortillas
any BBQ sauce

First I pounded out the chicken breast because I grilled this inside using a grill pan and press, so I wanted to be sure it cooked evenly.

A little olive oil, salt and pep on both sides and then to the grill pan for 5 minutes on each side. Next time I did this I marinated it in BBQ sauce and then grilled... much better
While that's going, I sliced the pineapple. Take off the top and bottom...
Slice into quarters
Then into 8ths
And then cut down both sides so that just the sweet tender part remains

Chicken is done!
While the pineapple grills, make a little assembly line.. rub olive oil on one side of each tortilla, then layer cheese on the other side of half of them
The rest of the assembly line ready to go; sliced grilled pineapple, grilled chicken, and chopped cilantro
On top of the cheese layer the chicken, pineapple, cilantro, jalapeno, and drizzle the BBQ sauce
Transfer to a warmed skillet or saute pan (olive oiled sides out) and brown on both sides. The flip will be tricky, but you have to let the cheese get melty enough to hold everything together, and then flip

Served it with some straight up Greek Yogurt. Yum! Love the combo of spicy, salt and sweet.


Too Vain to Gain said...

can you send this recipe to el tio?

Laura Villarreal said...

Made this last night with onions, garlic, diced green chiles, red pepper, and shrimp instead of chicken. OLE!!! Definitely going into the recipe arsenal.

Karen the "Hungry Mom" said...

Hungrysister!! Sounds fab!!!!

party of five said...

Can't wait to try these! They look and sound delicious. :)

Carie said...

I can not wait to try these! Maybe this week! I adore quesadillas and I love pineapple! I love your recipes! I have a 16 mile run on Saturday and am considering making your enchiladas that day!

Carie said...

I linked back to you in a post today! Hope you don't mind!

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