P-Nutty BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

This recipe won last year’s Most Creative Sandwich Contest sponsored by Jif peanut butter.

If you have a creative cook (ages 6-12) go to jif.com for the entry form and rules. The deadline is October 11, and the winner gets a $25,000 college fund!

Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Makes 2 quesadillas

  • 2 tablespoons extra crunchy peanut butter (Mallory, obviously recommends Jif!)
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup hickory-flavored BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tortillas
  • 2/3 cup low fat shredded Mexican 4 cheese blend (divided)
  • 2/3 cup roasted chicken, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced green onions
  • 4 tablespoons frozen corn kernels
  • 4 tablespoons tomato, chopped and divided
  • 4 tablespoons cilantro (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

1. Start by mixing peanut butter, brown sugar, BBQ sauce and lime juice in a small bowl. Combine well.

2. Place butter in large fry pan over medium high heat.

3. Lay tortillas on work surface. Spread 2 tablespoons of sauce over entire surface of each tortilla. Sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of cheese on half of each tortilla. Add chicken, green onion, corn kernels and half the cilantro and tomato on top of cheese (you’re saving some for a garnish). Sprinkle on remaining cheese. Fold and lightly press tortilla together.

4. Roll melted butter around pan. Place quesadilla in hot pan and grill for about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and allow to rest on cutting board for about 2 minutes. Cut in half and place two pieces on plate. Garnish with remaining cilantro, tomato and dollops of sour cream.

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