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Barbecued Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Barbecued Chicken Quesadillas

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"A great quesadilla recipe that tastes like its been made with slow-cooked barbecued chicken!"

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Original recipe makes 4 quesadillas Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring a medium saucepan lightly salted water to a boil; add chicken breasts and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and gently simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center, 15 minutes. Drain.
  3. Let chicken cool until it can be easily handled. Shred chicken with your hands; return to empty sauce pan. Stir barbeque sauce, parsley, and garlic into chicken.
  4. Lay 4 tortillas on a baking sheet. Evening spread chicken mixture among the 4 tortillas, leaving a 1-inch border around the outer edge. Top each tortilla with 1/4 tomatoes and 1/4 Cheddar cheese. Place another tortilla atop each filled tortilla.
  5. Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, 5 to 7 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.
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Jan 17, 2013

Always looking for different ways to fix chicken. Found this one with chicken and BBQ sauce as main ingredients. My husband, a very picky eater, loved it. Have now made it several times using whatever cheese Is on hand and adding more veggies to chicken mixture (onions, chopped spinach). Tonight I fixed it for my grandsons and they loved it too. Served it with fruit saled, corn, and guacamole and chips on the side for a full meal. A big hit with all..

May 17, 2012

Thanks for a simply and yummy recipe! I had to leave some things out (since I didn't have any parsley or tomatoes) and added some sauteed onions (since I love onions). I was short on tortillas, so I did a stack of three, spread a bit of chicken, etc., inside each layer, and cut them into wedges to serve. It all turned out just fine! I'll definitely make this again!


14 Ratings

Aug 14, 2013

great way to use up leftover shredded chicken, mine baked in 8 minutes, used pepper jack cheese to add a little zing.

Feb 13, 2013

Something that makes it even more amazing is to swirl the bbq sauce with ranch dressing. Sounds weird, but SO GOOD! The tomato flavor doesn't fit quite as well though.

Oct 22, 2014

These were a big hit. I had leftover BBQ chicken from another recipe and this was the perfect recipe to use it in! Thanks for the recipe, belizza!

Dec 16, 2013

very yummy! My kids and I enjoyed it and I especially loved them dipped in sour cream :) I was unsure if we would like the outcome of a quesadilla done in the oven, but it was nice and crispy! Thanks!

Apr 13, 2013

I thought these were tasty and simple. Maybe throw some red onion in there because it is always good with BBQ chicken. I had these with rice, guacamole and sour cream.


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  • Calories
  • 803 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 73.8 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 142 mg
  • 47%
  • Fat
  • 29.7 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 4.5 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 57 g
  • 114%
  • Sodium
  • 1536 mg
  • 61%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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