Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas
Are you ready for some more quesadillas with summer fruit or berries? How about some strawberry quesadillas? Strawberries are in season right now and it's been hard not to think about different ways of enjoying them since I have been picking up four or more pints of them every week! Quesadillas definitely came to mind, I mean you cannot go wrong combining fruit or berries with plenty of melted cheese, and I wanted to make a light meal out of them by adding some grilled chicken. I also included some of my favourite strawberry flavour combinations including smoky and salty bacon, sweet onions, tart balsamic vinegar, spicy sriracha chili sauce and fresh cilantro giving it a nice exotic flare! I have to say that these flavours work very well together making these quesadillas one fabulous way to enjoy some of summers bounty!

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas
Just look at all of that melted cheesy goodness!

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas
Tip: Try to keep the balsamic reduction away from the edges as it can make quite the mess if it oozes out of the sides with the melting cheese.

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

Strawberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 1

Strawberry and grilled chicken quesadillas with bacon, sweet onion, balsamic reduction and sriracha chili sauce all wrapped up in a toasty tortilla and plenty of ooey gooey melted cheese.

  • 1 (10 inch) tortilla
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella or jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup chicken, grilled and cut into small pieces
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons sweet onion, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic reduction
  • sriracha to taste
  • cilantro to taste
  1. Heat a pan over medium heat, place the tortilla in the pan, sprinkle half of the cheese over half of the tortilla, followed by the strawberries, chicken, bacon, onions, balsamic reduction, sriracha, cilantro and the remaining cheese.
  2. Fold the tortilla in half coving the filling and cook until the quesadilla is golden brown on both sides and the cheese is melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

Note: For balsamic reduction Simmer 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon brown sugar until reduced by half.


Steph said...

This quesadilla packs such a great flavor combination!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

Oh wow, love the idea of this! So much yum in this quesadilla!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl said...

These look great, I love how those tortillas are looking!


Great flavor combos!

Tieghan said...

This is like my dream quesadilla! I love the cheesy strawberries!

Maria said...

Wow, so many great flavors going on!

marla said...

GREAT flavor combo Kevin!!

Gaby said...

totally diggin this flavor combo!

Andy's Attic said...

I just made this...I love it! Great pairing of flavors!

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

I don't think you've ever posted any food that doesn't make me want it right then and there.

Anonymous said...

made this today with a little guac on the side and it was phenomenal. thank you so much for sharing

Anonymous said...

What is and where do I find sriracha?

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Sriracha is a hot sauce that you should be able to find in the Asian section at most grocery stores. Sriracha on Wikipedia If you cannot find it you can use another hot/chili sauce like sambal oelek or tabasco.

Marie said...

I was so patient and focused on making my first balsamic reduction that I completely overlooked the fact that you should NOT be drizzling ALL of the balsamic reduction over the quesadilla. 1 tsp is a lot less than the 1/4 c. you will make. Doh. Definitely ruined my first attempt but will try again!

Kevin Lynch said...

Marie: Sorry about that, I just couldn't see writing a recipe that makes 1 teaspoon of balsamic reduction... It keeps for a long time in the fridge and it goes great in a lot of things though!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin,

I just want to say that I am AFRAID of the taste of Balsamic vinegar
it looks like it is to strong and to sour. I don't want to add it to your
recipe because I think I won't be able to eat the rest of it. Your food
is so good after I cook it . Kevin What should I DO.....

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: Balsamic vinegar is on the sweeter side and for the reduction you can increase the amount of sugar to temper the sourness even more. You could also easily just omit the balsamic vinegar.

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