Bbq Chicken Quesadilla with Smoked Tomato Relish and Buttermilk Dressing

Total Time:
2 hr 55 min
Prep:
2 hr 10 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 chicken thighs, boned (about 1 pound), skin removed
  • 3 cups Mesa BBQ sauce or store bought, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 24 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
  • Smoked Tomato Salsa:
  • 8 cold smoked plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 serrano chile, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Buttermilk Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
Directions

Place in a medium baking dish. Pour 2 cups of the barbecue sauce over chicken and let marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator. Remove from marinade, season with salt and pepper to taste and grill for 7 to 8 minutes on both sides or until tender and cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and let cool. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. When chicken is cool enough to handle, slice. Toss with the reserved 1 cup of bbq sauce. Place 8 tortillas on a flat surface and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of each of the cheeses and onion slices. Top with some chicken. Stack another tortilla on top and repeat. Top with the remaining 8 tortillas. Brush the top of the tortillas with oil and sprinkle with the chili powder. Place tortillas on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown and cheese has melted.

For the Smoked Tomato Salsa: Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the Buttermilk Dressing: Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To serve: Place 1 quesadilla on each plate and cut into quarters. Top with a dollop of salsa and drizzle with the buttermilk dressing.


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