BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

These are a fun twist on a more traditional quesadilla, but just as tasty and kid-friendly.
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Course Chicken & Poultry
Servings 4 servings
Calories 358 kcal


  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 lb chicken breast cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 whole grain flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • In a nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and saut√© until golden brown. Add the chicken and barbecue sauce to the pan. Stir well and cook until heated through.
  • Assemble the quesadillas by putting in each tortilla 1/4 of the chicken mixture and 1/4 cup of cheese on one side. Fold each tortilla in half.
  • Wipe out the skillet then spray with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Add a quesadilla to the skillet and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat with remaining quesadillas.
  • Slice each quesadilla into 4 triangles and serve with desired toppings or extra barbecue sauce for dipping.


Mix It Up: For more flavor and fun, dice up a tomato and avocado and put on top of the quesadilla. Make Ahead: Season, cook and shred the chicken the night before.
Simplify It: Buy a rotisserie chicken and shred to use in the recipe rather than cooking your own.


Calories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 35gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 861mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8g
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Ann Dunaway Teh & Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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