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BBQ Ranch Cajun Chicken Quesadillas

I can eat this every night, its fabulous! 🙂

This is an awesome twist on a normal quesadilla and you have to try it. It’s super easy and soo very flavorful! This is my kind of meal, it’s simple, it doesn’t require 20 ingredients that I don’t have, it’s very easy to make and I can have dinner on the table in less than 30mins, love it!

Mr. Picky loved these! He even had to steal some of mine 🙂

Here’s how to make these:

Easy Cajun Seasoning: mix together salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, thyme and oregano. And if you really want a spicy quesadilla, add some red pepper flakes 🙂

 

Trim your chicken of any excess fat and then sprinkle with seasoning 🙂

 

Grill the chicken until cooked through 🙂 I used my George Forman grill, nice and easy!

 

Thinly slice your chicken and you are ready to built your quesadillas! On the bottom tortilla, sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese, 1 tbsp ranch, 1 tbsp bbq and sliced chicken 🙂

 

Sprinkle with some more cheese and top with a tortilla.

 

Transfer the quesadilla to a preheated skillet(sprayed with cooking spray) and cook until golden! The flip and cook until the cheese is all melted 🙂

 

Slice and serve with extra bbq and sour cream! YUM!

BBQ Ranch Cajun Chicken Quesadillas

Makes 2 quesadillas

Ingredients:

  • 4 medium size flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp bacon ranch, divided use (or regular)
  • 2 tbsp your favorite BBQ sauce, divided use (I used Jack Daniel’s)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided use
  • 2 medium chicken breasts
  • for cajun seasoning:
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • a pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes, optional

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix all the seasonings together. Sprinkle on both sides of your chicken. Grill your chicken (I used my handy George Forman grill but you can use regular grill if you prefer) until cooked through. Let it cool enough to handle and then slice thin. Starting with the bottom tortilla, spread 1/4 cup of cheese on the bottom. Drizzle with 1 tbsp ranch and 1 tbsp bbq. Top with the sliced chicken, 1/4 cup of cheese and the second tortilla. Repeat the same process with the rest of the ingredients.  Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Carefully transfer the first quesadilla and cook the bottom side until golden. With the help of a spatula, flip the quesadilla and cook for about 2 more mins until that side has golden and the cheese has melted. Repeat with the second quesadilla. Slice in quarters and serve with extra bbq and sour cream. Now go and eat it while still warm 🙂

Notes: Flipping the quesadilla is probably the most difficult part! So since I was afraid of flipping it and all the toppings falling out, I used the spatula to transfer the quesadilla on a plate, then with my fingers (be careful, it’s hot) I flipped the quesadilla and used the spatula to transfer it back on the skillet 🙂 It worked great!

Adapted from: centercutcook

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Comments

  1. Reblogged this on Meals on Wheels.

  2. These really do look fantastic! And I am jealous too because our kitchen is about to go out of action for a month while it gets rebuilt so its take aways and beans for us

  3. Yummy! This one is going to my to do list of recipes, thanks for sharing 🙂

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