Monday, February 28, 2011

Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas

Picture Updated 12/13/2013 

If you have never visited the Pioneer Woman's might be crazy. Ree Drummond has an amazing plethora of different recipes and she is hilarious.

I love quesadillas. Absolutely love them. I also love grilled (fresh) pineapple. This was probably the best meal I have had in my whole life. Thank you, Ree!!

What you need:
  • 8 whole flour tortillas (I use Azteca)
  • Butter
  • 2 cups grilled pineapple, sliced
  • 3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, grated
  • 1 whole jalapeno, sliced
  • Cilantro
  • 3 tbsp. bbq sauce
Salt and pepper your chicken. I also did cumin, but next time I might try cayenne.

Obviously these aren't grilled, but grill your chicken until no longer pink.

Brush with bbq sauce. Remove from pan and slice into very thin slices. I think mine ended up as chunks.
- Grill pineapple after slicing - for tips on how to prepare the fresh pineapple - click here!
- Toast and warm tortillas in griddle with the butter.

Now is time for assembly. Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Then layer cheese, chicken, pineapple, jalapeno and if desired, cilantro. I also added bacon, because seriously, bacon is great with everything. Ree also says you can drizzle extra bbq sauce on at this point. Top with another tortilla. Place in oven until cheese is melted.

Cut and serve with dipping sauce. I used sour cream to offset the heat. You could also do pico de gallo, guacamole, etc.

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