Thursday, January 20, 2011

BBQ Chicken-Bacon Quesadillas

Oh the slow cooker, how I love you.  The things you do to a roast.  And chicken legs.  And chicken thighs.  Oh you delicious shredded chicken thighs.  Excuse me for a moment...I have to mop up this drool puddle.

Chicken thighs slow cooked and shredded are one of my favorite things.  And they're oh-so-versatile.  Pour in some bbq sauce and {bam} you have bbq chicken pizza...or bbq chicken sammiches...or these ah-maz-ing quesadillas.  They are on the short list of Hubbers favorite man munchies. 

BBQ Chicken-Bacon Quesadillas

1 package (approximately 3 pounds) chicken thighs
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce
1 red onion, finely diced
1 medium tomato, diced
8 oz shredded fiesta blend cheese
8 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 package tortillas

  1. Add chicken thighs and bottle of bbq sauce to a slow cooker - cook on high for 4 hours and then on low for another 1-2 hours
  2. Let cool slightly and shred chicken with two forks
  3. Mix 1/4-1/2 cup of the sauce into the shredded chicken
  4. Warm a flat griddle (or pan) over medium heat
  5. Once warmed, place a tortilla on the griddle
  6. Add 2 tablespoon shredded cheese to 1/2 of the tortilla
  7. Top with a layer of shredded chicken
  8. Sprinkle on diced red onion and diced tomato and the equivalent of 1 strip of bacon
  9. Top with another sprinkling of cheese and fold the tortilla over the filling
  10. Once the cheese has melted (1 minute or so), flip over and let warm for an additional minute
  11. Remove from heat and cut into wedges
  12. Repeat with the 7 tortillas
  13. Sprinkle any remaining onion & tomato over the top and garnish with a bit of sour cream and some jalepenos... Ole

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