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 left over 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.

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
Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: If not using left over chicken – cook chicken by preferably grilling. Dice cooked chicken into small chunks and set aside.

Step 2: Butter the bottom of a flour tortilla. Place buttered side down in a nonstick skillet.
Step 3: Sprinkle tortilla evenly with cheese. On one side of the tortilla evenly sprinkle chicken, bacon, tomatoes and onion. Drizzle with barbeque sauce. Fold one side of the tortilla over the top and press down with a spatula. Remove from pan and repeat with the second.
(Makes 2 Servings)


15 Responses to “Chicken Quesadilla Recipe”

  1. CourtJ — December 19, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

    I also like to fold it. Having the one folded edge makes it easier to eat without squishing everything out.

  2. Megan — December 19, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

    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!

  3. Russell — December 20, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    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 🙂

  4. Mike — December 20, 2008 @ 11:37 am

    Sounds really simple to make by just folding it. Even I can give it a try!

  5. adnan@flax seed recipes — December 21, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

    wow… Chicken my favourite and believe me i couldnt read your whole posts just for the pictures lol.. they are captivating me everytime i scroll away from them!!

  6. Morten Pedersen — December 22, 2008 @ 5:49 am

    This is one of my favorites, we do love the combination of bacon, chicken and sauce.

  7. Melanie — December 22, 2008 @ 6:49 pm

    it says bbq sauce but it dosent say in the recipie when and where to use it?

  8. Bobby — December 23, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    Melanie – Sorry about that, sometimes I forget things. It has been fixed now. Enjoy.

  9. Rose at Natural Health Ezine — December 26, 2008 @ 5:06 am

    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.

  10. Bonita — January 21, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

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

  11. Gitch — January 29, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

    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!

  12. Kathy Funkhouser — April 11, 2009 @ 11:17 am

    This recipe does sound really good. Going to try it later. Thanks for posting this.


  13. sophia Howard — March 2, 2010 @ 10:15 am

    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.

  14. Oscar — June 16, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    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 🙂

  15. TG — September 18, 2012 @ 7:04 am

    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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