Grilled Barbeque Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas

servings: 4 

 calories: 420  

 prep time: 15 minutes 
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup pineapple sliced
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • cilantro

preparation instructions:

  1. Grill pineapple over medium-low heat.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Add olive oil in pan and grill chicken on both sides over medium heat until cooked through.
  4. Add bbq sauce to the pan and saute chicken on low for 8 minutes.
  5. Set aside and slice into very thin slices.
  6. Warm griddle over medium heat and add butter to the pan
  7. Add onion to the pan and cook 5 minutes or until browned; stir occasionally.
  8. Transfer onion to a medium bowl.
  9. Slightly warm and toast tortillas one at a time.
  10. While the tortilla is warming in the pan, sprinkle  tortilla with grated monterey jack cheese.
  11. Arrange chicken slices evenly over the surface.
  12. Add pineapple slices and onion.
  13. Sprinkle on cilantro.
  14. If desired, drizzle extra barbecue sauce over the top.
  15. Add second browned tortilla on top of each one.
  16. Cook 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  17. Cut each quesadilla into six wedges.


  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa


Open-Faced Turkey Patty Melt

servings: 4 

 calories: 320  

 prep time: 20 minutes 
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 4 slices swiss or provolone cheese
  • 4 slices french bread
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • cooking spray

preparation instructions:

  1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion to the pan and cook 5 minutes or until browned; stir occasionally.
  3. Transfer onion to a medium bowl.
  4. Combine ricotta cheese, Worcestershire, pepper, turkey, egg white and onion; fold together.
  5. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  6. Return pan to medium heat and coat with cooking spray.
  7. Add patties to pan; cook 20 minutes flipping once or until brown.
  8. Top each patty with 1 cheese slice; cook 3 minutes or until cheese melts.
  9. Toast bread slices.
  10. Top each serving with 1 patty.
  11. Cover each with BBQ sauce.

suggested side dishes:

  • Side salad