Quesadillas with Chicken, Smoked Gouda and Caramelized Onions

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Serves: 6

These French-inspired quesadillas are filled with a delicious balance of sharp and sweet flavours. Caramelized onions really make this easy dish special.


1 cup (250 mL) chicken, cooked, chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
1 red onion, chopped
1 tbsp (15 mL) brown sugar
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) vinegar
1 bottle roasted red peppers
1 1/2 cup (375 mL) shredded smoked gouda cheese
6 10 inch (25 cm) green tortillas


1 In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onion, sugar and vinegar and cook until onion is golden brown (about 25 minutes). Remove from heat and let cool.
2 Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C). Drain and slice roasted red peppers. Sprinkle cheese over half of each tortilla. Top with onion, peppers and chicken. Fold other half of tortilla over cheese mixture. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake till tortillas are slightly crisp and cheese is melted. Cut each into 4 pieces, arrange on a platter and serve hot with salsa and sour cream.