Cherry Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas are the perfect way to use up your cherries this summer. Cherry Chipotle sauce is spicy, tart, and salty with a hint of sweetness. The quesadillas are sure to be a hit in your household!
I don’t know about you guys, but my cherry tree is on steroids this year. So I turned the fruits of my tree’s labor into the most delicious Cherry Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas!
Real talk – my cherry tree got into some performance enhancers this year. The tree produced so many cherries, I had them stashed in every crevice of my fridge. Without fail, the moment I opened the refrigerator door, a damn cherry fell out! I couldn’t eat the cherries fast enough!
I decided to turn some of those tart cherries into a cherry chipotle sauce for quesadillas. Holy crap, I’m so happy I did because the quesadillas tasted outstanding.
The cherry chipotle sauce comes together rather quickly. Once you bring the cherries, chipotle peppers, and Adobe sauce to a soft boil, let the ingredients simmer for 20 minutes. Blend the cherry mixture in a food processor, blender, or immersible blender, then add the sauce back to the pan.
My personal preference for blending the cherry mixture is an immersible blender. I feel it does the best job pureeing the ingredients into a sauce. But honestly, anything you have on hand should work. You can blend the sauce to be as chunky or smooth as you like it. Once the sauce is as smooth enough to your liking, add it back into the pan.
Stir in the flavor-boosting ingredients (honey, soy sauce, and lime juice) after the mixture is blended. I added the flavor-boosting ingredients in small amounts to ensure I liked the flavor. Everyone has different tastes so I recommend you do the same!
I feel the biggest mistake people make when cooking quesadillas is laying down a tortilla, top it with ingredients, then lay another whole tortilla on top of it. When you flip the quesadilla or attempt to transfer it from the pan, the contents within spill out!
I prefer folding my tortilla in the pan and pressing it into a half circle. Flipping the quesadilla after that is much less challenging and the ingredients stay put!
I’m a sucker for cheese so this recipe hits the spot. Plus, cherries and cheese pair together so I get my cheese fix while using up my cherries, it’s a win-win!
If your cherry tree bulked up on steroids this year like mine did, you must give this tasty recipe a try!
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