Hickory Smoked Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Hickory Smoked Chicken Quesadillas recipe, courtesy of Chef Colin Brown of the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester MI and seen on Fox2 WKBD Detroit. These were prepared during a FOX2 segment I did with the Chef to promote the OCM National Moms Nite Out event back in 2010. The FOX2 crew ate them up quick and said they were “Excellent.”

Makes 4 Hickory Smoked Chicken Quesadillas

Hickory Smoked Chicken Quesadillas recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Each Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeño
  • 1 ½ Red Onions
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 6 oz Cooked Smoked Chicken Breast (Diced)
  • ½ teaspoon of the following:
  • Paprika
  • Chili
  • Cumin
  • Chopped Garlic
  • ½ Cup Pineapple Juice
  • ½ Fresh Limes
  • Olive Oil
  • 4 Flour Tortillas
  • 8 Slices of Pepper-Jack Cheese

Hickory Smoked Chicken Quesadillas recipe Directions

Heat a medium sauté pan till hot. Add olive oil and add peppers, onions and Jalapeño pepper. Add the seasonings and continue to sauté until just cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Add pineapple and lime juice and cook for 1 minute. Liquid should reduce and thicken.
Heat the flour tortillas with the slices pepper jack cheese.

Add the smoked chicken to the pepper mix and cover with a lid until chicken is hot. 165 degrees! Place mixture into tortilla and fold over. Turn over and continue to cook until this side has some color too. Cut into 4 pieces and serve with the following.

Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and Sour Cream to Garnish

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