Barbeque Chicken Quesadilla with Papaya and Brie
- ¼ cup barbeque sauce
- 2 cups shredded roasted chicken
- 8 ounces Brie cheese, cut into small cubes
- ½ large papaya, seeded and thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 8 flour tortillas
- 2 teaspoons butter
- Layer 1 tablespoon barbeque sauce, ½ cup chicken, 2 ounces Brie cheese, about ¼ of the papaya, ¼ of the cilantro, and ¼ of the green onion onto a tortilla. Top with a second tortilla and press to flatten slightly. Repeat process with remaining ingredients.
- Melt ½ teaspoon butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each quesadilla in the skillet until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are slightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
These crowd-pleasing quesadillas are adaptable to so many ingredient changes. If you can't find a good papaya, swap in another fruit, like thin slices of mango or peaches. You can also try another cheese, such as Camembert or Monterey Jack. Skip the chicken for a vegetarian version; you can still spread the barbeque sauce onto the bottom tortilla though. Use whole wheat tortillas for a little extra fiber or corn tortillas to make it gluten-free!
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What others are saying
Caro Hodgin says:
I took the author's suggestion and used mango instead of papaya as I already had it in my fridge. Wow, the BBQ sauce and the sweet mango were so tasty together. I served this with a simple romaine salad and extra BBQ on the side for dipping. Had never thought to use brie in a quesadilla but will definitely do it again.
Greg Jones says:
I really love this recipe. For some reason, the bbq chicken and papaya just work. It's a smoky, sweet tasting quesadilla that even my kids love. We make these every time we have people over now.