Chipotle Chicken, Apricot and Brie Quesadillas

Chipotle Chicken, Apricot and Brie Quesadillas


After a long break from Texmex/Mexican cuisine I was back into the zone and craving more. I also wanted to use some fresh local ingredients and I remembered seeing a chicken, apricot and brie panini on good Life {eats} which sounded like a good combo. I immediately thought about doing a quesadilla version but I knew that I would need some heat so I added some chopped chipotles in adobo sauce. I followed that with some cilantro, and green onions and I was just about done. For the apricots, I decided to grill them first and I thought that since brie goes well with jams that a bit of apricot preserves would both enhance the apricot flavour and add a nice touch of contrasting and balancing sweetness. I like to cook my quesadillas stove top in a pan as I am always able to get them nice and golden brown and slightly crispy on the outside and ooey gooey and melted and good on the inside and this time was no different. The chipotle chicken, apricot and brie quesadillas turned out really well! I liked the combination of the spicy chipotle chicken along with the apricots and the melted cheese all wrapped in crispy tortillas. The touch of sweetness from the apricot preserves worked just as well in these quesadillas as they do in grilled cheese sandwiches and I am going to enjoy experimenting some more with the new combo.

Chipotle Chicken, Apricot and Brie Quesadillas

(makes 1 quesadilla)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1/4 cup chicken (cooked and shredded)
1 tablespoon apricot preserves
1 chipotle in adobo sauce (chopped)
1 green onion (sliced)
1 tablespoon cilantro (chopped)
a touch of butter
2 large tortillas
1 apricot (sliced in half, stoned, grilled and thinly sliced)
4 ounces brie (thinly sliced)

Directions:
1. Mix the chicken, apricot preserves, chipotle in adobo sauce, green onion, cilantro in a large bowl.
2. Melt the butter in a large pan.
3. Place a tortilla into the pan and swirl it around in the butter and set aside.
4. Repeat for the other tortilla and leave it in the pan.
5. Spread the chicken mixture, apricot and brie on the tortilla and top with the other tortilla.
6. Cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted.

Tip: Place a plate onto the quesadilla and flipped it from the pan to the plate and then slide it back into the pan to flip the quesadilla.

Similar Recipes:
Turkey and Cranberry Quesadillas
Apricot Chicken Curry
Fig and Brie Panini with Prosciutto
Monte Cristo Quesadillas

54 comments:

dancingaroundthekitchen said...

What an interesting combination! Looks good as usual!

KennyT said...

Love the combo!

Maya said...

looks amazing..love the flavor profiles of apricot and brie together, genus!

danamccauley said...

OMG ! I had to avert my eyes to prevent myself from gaining weight just looking at those ooey gooey brie filled yummies.

sweetbird said...

This is quite the flavor combination - it looks good!

Amanda said...

Wow Kevin, those look absolutely fabulous!

Danielle said...

Oh wow! Those are unbelievable!!!! AMAZING!!!!

Hannah said...

Oh my gosh those look fantastic! I'll definitely be trying this soon.

Katrina said...

That sounds delicious, Kevin!

The Apple Hill Adventurer said...

oh my god. you have no idea how much i wish i was having this for dinner tonight!!! the combo sounds so delicious! you are a master

elizabeth said...

Yum! This looks delicious! I would never have thought of such a strange combo, yay for strange combos!

Jenn said...

WOW!! That's one really stuffed quessdilla. I love the addition of the apricots. Interesting flavors you got going on here. Now pass me some!

giz said...

This is so taking quesadillas to a whole other level. Pretty inventive.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A striking combo! Really scrumptious looking!

Cheers,

Rosa

tracieMoo said...

I've never thought of apricots and chicken.. I think it would taste pretty good!

And very good presentation you've got there =)

Nina Timm said...

This is fusion food for you!!! I like any fruit with cheese so this combo totally works for me!!!

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Anncoo said...

I remember I have something like this...chicken thigh meat wrap with apricot and some spices. Then pan fry and grill.

diva said...

mm mmmm.these look well good! apricot and brie go well together.

Elizabeth said...

Kevin...I'm with everyone else, what a great flavor combo. I am going to try this one! thx.

Debbie said...

I don't know how you come up with so many great recipes, but you do! Looks wonderful!

Joanne said...

You have such a way with creating delicious sandwich combinations. I am mesmerized.

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Absolute genius Kevin.How did you manage to get all my faves together in one wrap? WOW!!

Anh said...

WOw. This looks amazing!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Brie, grilled apricots, and chipotle peppers? You have my attention. That sounds like a savory combination from the gods.

♥peachkins♥ said...

mouthwatering shot! This is one quesadilla that's bursting with different falvors!

Sam@BingeNYC said...

Mmm, brie + apricots are a fav, and I love chicken + peaches. All together = genius flavor combination! Lovely photo as well :)

Tracy said...

Oh, wow. Those look amazing!!

Pam said...

Kevin...WOW!

I will be making these and btw, great blog!

Thanks!

www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

Colleen said...

Wow, great flavors going on here!

Soma said...

Awesome!! Brie & all spiced up!

Dawn said...

apricot & brie, Kevin you are a genius. Seriously dude.

Katie @ goodLife {eats} said...

That sounds fantastic! Love the picture too. :)

Pam said...

I love that you added apricot to this quesadilla, I am sure it was delicious.

ttfn300 said...

that sounds absolutely divine!

The Duo Dishes said...

The apricots are a nice touch. Totally unexpected.

Katerina said...

I love the combination of sweet and spicy. Yum!

Lynda said...

Love the sound of this combo; different and delicious looking!

the southern hostess said...

Wow! What a flavor combination. Sounds yummy!

Spryte said...

Mmmm.... those flavors sound amazing together!

bobby said...

wow, great combination Kevin. This is my type of food, I love quesadillas, so many possibilities. Fantastic photo as well.

Pam said...

I see you like your quesadillas like I do - really thick and full of good stuff.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I just finished eating your quesadillas. We made them with leftover duck instead of chicken. Very good.

delightfullysweet said...

This combination is amazing. And brie is my favorite cheese! Can't wait to try it out!

meeso said...

You make some of the best quesadillas!

Kerstin said...

They look absolutely amazing! I love the chipotle you added and the quesadillas are the perfect golden brown!

ejm said...

This sounds fantastic. Now, if only I could find some apricots that actually smell like apricots.

-Elizabeth

Emily said...

Kevin - I'm a new reader to your blog by way of Jenn at The Whole Kitchen blog. I love your site and want to try so many recipes. I made the quesadillas last night for dinner and they were delicious - great combo of flavors. I used prosciutto instead of chicken as I had it on hand, but I'll definitely be reading on a regular basis and trying your recipes.

alice said...

Kevin, these look amazing. Can't wait to make them as soon as I buy apricots!

Cara said...

Tthis is a great combination.

Miss Becky said...

i made these last night and this recipe is a keeper. absolutely deeeeevine.

TKTC said...

Finally made these last night after bookmarking them. Fantastic. Seriously they turned out as tasty as they were pretty on the plate- Thank you!

Michelle from Taste As You Go said...

Just when I thought I was over my craving for quesadillas, I come across this recipe! The flavor combination of chicken and apricot and brie sounds so amazing!

Can't wait to try this one out. Thanks for sharing, Kevin!

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