September 03, 2012

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Peaches and Brie

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Peaches and Brie

Happy Labour Day!  As you all probably have much more exciting plans than me today (unless you consider a day of report-writing fun), I'll keep today's post short!

These quesadillas are a twist on one of my favourite easy dishes from last summer, peach and brie quesadillas, making them a little heartier with the addition of chicken and barbeque sauce, inspired by these chipotle peach bbq chicken quesadillas.  I kept them simple using storebought bbq sauce, so they can be thrown together in no time!

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Peaches and Brie

I wasn't sure how the barbeque sauce and peaches would work together, but they turned out so good - I think it's hard to go wrong with quesadillas!  The sweetness of the peaches balances out the barbeque sauce, the cilantro adds a fresh bite, and the brie cheese mellows everything out and of course keeps the quesadillas together.  I still love the sweeter peach and brie version, but these are a nice change for a more substantial dinner that's still easy and fun!

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Peaches and Brie

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Peaches and Brie

Inspired by Sunflower Supper Club and adapted from these peach and brie quesadillas

Serves 2-4 (makes 4 quesadillas, which can each be cut into 3 wedges, for 12 wedges)

Ingredients:

2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1/4 cup bbq sauce (I used storebought tequila lime bbq sauce)
4 large tortillas (I used whole wheat)
6 oz brie cheese, sliced
2 ripe peaches, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions:

Combine chicken and barbeque sauce.  Season with salt and pepper, if desired (I season my chicken breasts before cooking).  Divide brie cheese, chicken, peaches, and cilantro among the 4 tortillas, only layering them on half of each tortilla.  Fold the other half of the tortillas over to form half circles.

Heat two large non-stick skillets over medium heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Place two folded quesadillas in each skillet and cook for about 2-4 minutes, until crispy and golden brown on one side, then flip and repeat on other side.  Serve warm.

Note: I've also tried these with monterey jack cheese instead of brie and they were just as good, so feel free to try a different cheese if you don't have any brie!

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Peaches and Brie

10 comments:

  1. These flavor combinations sound delicious. I know I'd love these.

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  2. Amy (Savory Moments)September 3, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    I love everything about these - they look so delicious and fun!

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  3. Kiersten @ Oh My VeggiesSeptember 4, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    I love quesadillas--I don't make them nearly enough! I've never thought to put fruit in them, but this is the perfect way to enjoy peaches before fall rolls around.

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  4. Kristen @ The Endless MealSeptember 4, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    I love any combination of sweet/spicy/smokey. Will definitely be trying this! Love the oozy gooey cheesy photos too :)

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  5. This might be the best quesadilla I've come across! I love how packed it is.

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  6. Apples and pears are great fruits to put in quesadillas too!

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  7. Is there anything better than oozy gooey cheese?

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  8. Thanks! I love packed quesadillas that don't require a ton of effort or ingredients!

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  9. Joanne (eats well with others)September 5, 2012 at 7:21 AM

    I love how you added a bit of a savory/spicy note to these with the bbq chicken! I'll have to think of a veg way to incorporate those flavors!

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  10. natalie@thesweetslifeSeptember 5, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    yum!! these sound absolutely fantastic!

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