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Cheesy Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

A crisp quesadilla is packed full of perfectly paired flavors with barbecue chicken, sharp cheddar, red onion, and cilantro.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups shredded or chopped, chicken
  • 1/2 cup + 4 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 8 " soft flour tortillas


  • Combine the chicken and 1/2 cup of sauce, stirring until evenly combined. Set aside.
  • To the top of a flour tortilla, add a tablespoon of barbecue sauce and spread it out evenly, but not to the edge.
  • Spread a 1/4 cup of cheese over half of the tortilla. Top that with a quarter of the chicken mixture. Sprinkle onions and cilantro over top. Spread the remaining 1/4 cup evenly over top. Fold the other half of the quesadillas over top to close it.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, spray liberally with non stick cooking spray. Carefully transfer the stuffed quesadilla to the hot pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown, flip and continue cooking the other side an additional minute or two- until it's also golden brown.
  • Remove the cooked quesadilla to a cutting board. Let it cool for 1-2 minutes before using a pizza cutter to slice into 3-4 wedges and serving. Repeat for the remaining tortillas/quesadillas.
  • If wanting to serve all at once, add the cooked quesadillas to a baking sheet and store in a warm oven until they're all done and ready to be sliced/served.