Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Here is a different take on the chicken quesadilla. Chances are this is probably not the type of chicken quesadilla you are used to cooking/eating but don’t worry this is something much better. This chicken quesadilla consists of chicken, cheese, red onions, bacon, tomatoes, and barbeque sauce. Sounds delicious right? If you have some leftover chicken that would be great for this but even better, I seasoned the chicken and cooked it in a grill pan. Some people choose to stack the tortillas but I prefer to just do a simple fold. I find this method a lot easier than trying to flip the entire thing. If you are looking to try a different take on the chicken quesadilla, give this delicious recipe a try. Enjoy.

(Makes 2 Servings)


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Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ cups cooked chicken (diced small)
  • 4 slices cooked, crispy bacon (crumbled)
  • ½ cup fresh tomato (diced)
  • 2 tablespoons red onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons barbeque sauce




  1. If not using leftover chicken – cook chicken by preferably grilling. Dice cooked chicken into small chunks and set aside.
  2. Butter the bottom of a flour tortilla. Place buttered side down in a nonstick skillet.
    Sprinkle tortilla evenly with cheese. On one side of the tortilla evenly sprinkle chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and onion.
  3. Drizzle with barbeque sauce.
  4. Fold one side of the tortilla over the top and press down with a spatula. Remove from pan and repeat with the second.

15 thoughts on “Chicken Quesadilla Recipe”

  1. The combination of bacon, chicken, and BBQ sauce sounds delicious! I’m getting hungry just thinking about it! I like the fold as well, makes for less mess!

  2. My girlfriend has been bragging about her quesadilla skills and has challenged me to a competition. I think I may use this recipe as the guide to beating her in an nontraditional way. Thanks 🙂

  3. Hi again! I had a taste of quesadilla only once. It had chicken but the taste was somewhat bland. I think the marinading and the grilling fixed this. I will cook quesadilla this weekend with barbecue sauce and lots of bell pepper. My youngest daughter doesn’t like red onions much so I’ll go easy with it. I’ll smother my quesadilla with a lot of cheese though so I might as well call it ‘quesodilla’. lol. Thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes.

  4. I have a George Forman Grill with the Quesadilla insert & plan to use this recipe tonight.
    Never thought of adding the bacon.

  5. Another great and easy recipe. Grilled the chicken witth bbq sauce and then drizzled some more sauce in the quesadilla before heating it up. works great in the George Forman Grill!

  6. it was my first time preparing this meal it was introduced to me by my boss i tried it and me and my whole family and friends enjoyed it.thanks for posting from jamaica.

  7. Omg this was delicious!!! I wanted something out of the ordinary & this was just the ticket!!! I tried it with wheat flour tortillas n added ranch dressing and mozzerela cheese. DELICIOUS!!! thanks 🙂

  8. I made these last night and they were fantastic! I made a few changes: (1) used some low carb flour tortillas, (2) sauteed the red onions before I put them in, (3) used a package of pre-cooked grilled chicken, and (4) used a combination of cheddar cheese and monterey jack cheese. It came out wonderfully! It’s so great to have in the fridge for snacks and the flavors are such a nice departure from the usual quesadilla fillings. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

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