Mesquite Grilled BBQ Chicken

Mesquite Grilled BBQ Chicken
With this secret recipe, it isn't necessary to cook the chicken over a mesquite grill as they do in the restaurant chain. Sure, you could get some mesquite wood chips and throw 'em on your barbecue or you can use that charcoal that has mesquite in it. But an easier way to get the flavor of mesquite--especially if all you've got is a gas grill--is to soak the chicken in a marinade made with mesquite-flavored liquid smoke. In the restaurant these puppies are made with red chili tortillas. Since these type of tortillas can be a drag to track down, especially in fat-free versions, we'll use plain fat-free tortillas for our tasty reduced-fat clone.


Mesquite Marinade
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon mesquite-flavored liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash ground black pepper

Spicy BBQ Sauce
1/2 cup Bull's-Eye Original BBQ Sauce
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
dash chili powder

1 boneless chicken breast
1/3 cup sliced red bell pepper
1/3 cup sliced green bell pepper
1/3 cup sliced Spanish onion
2 large (12-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
1 1/3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1. Prepare the marinade by combining the ingredients in a medium
bowl. Add chicken breast fillet to the bowl, cover, and chill for
one hour.
2. When the chicken is finished marinating, preheat your grill to
high temperature.
3. As grill is heating, prepare the spicy BBQ sauce by mixing the
ingredients in a small bowl.
4. Throw the chicken on the grill and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes
per side or until it's done. When the chicken is done cooking, chop it into bite-size pieces.
5. Spray a light coating of nonstick cooking spray on a medium
skillet over medium heat. Sauté the sliced peppers and onion in
the pan for 4 to 5 minutes or until the veggies start to brown.
6. Set a large skillet over medium/low heat.
7. Put one flour tortilla in the skillet and sprinkle 1/3 cup
of cheese over half of the tortilla. Spoon half of the vegetables
over the cheese, followed by half of the chicken.
8. Spoon a generous portion of the spicy BBQ sauce over the chicken,
followed by another 1/3 cup of cheese.
9. Fold the other side of the tortilla over the filling, and press
down so that it stays in place.
10. By this time, the cheese on the bottom should be melted. If not,
wait another minute or so, then flip the quesadilla over and heat
for another couple minutes or until all of the cheese has melted.
11. Slide the quesadilla onto a plate and slice it into 4 pieces.
Repeat for the second quesadilla and serve immediately with salsa
on the side.
Serves 4 as an appetizer.

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