BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

March 19, 2012 at 6:30 am 13 comments

Quick comfort food — that’s what I have been craving these days. Plus, these BBQ chicken quesadillas happen to be one of Chris’s all-time favorites too (turkey tacos + the fixin’s is probably his ultimate homemade meal) which makes us both happy 🙂

Sweet, tangy BBQ sauce with chicken, red bell pepper and gooey cheese make up this ultra-fast weeknight meal that can be ready to serve in 15 minutes. Now who doesn’t like that?

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas 

4 corn tortillas
1/2 tsp oil or butter
1/4 cup diced red onion (or other onion)
1/3 cup cooked chicken (I like to use rotisserie for a quick meal) – could use beans for veggie-friendly!
1/2 red bell pepper, diced (green or any color will do)
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese, about 1/3 cup (or more for extra cheesy)
chopped fresh cilantro (a tablespoon or so)
Gluten free barbeque sauce, about 3 Tbsp (I use Organicville Tangy because it’s naturally sweetened)


1. In a large skillet, heat oil/butter over medium heat. Saute red onion and bell pepper until crisp tender, about 3 minutes. Spoon veggies into bowl/on plate and set aside.
2. Working two at a time, place two tortillas in the heated skillet (no need to wash out since it already has oil/butter in the pan). Sprinkle shredded cheese and a drizzle of BBQ sauce over the surface of the entire tortilla and let cook for 30 seconds.
3. Then add 1 1/2 Tbsp chicken,  2 Tbsp onion-bell pepper mixture, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro on one half of the tortilla. Let cook for one or two minutes or until cheese is completely melted and tortilla is slightly crisp,  then fold the other half on top of itself. Remove from heat and cut in two pieces (optional). Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling and enjoy!

Makes 4 quesadillas halves

Entry filed under: Chicken & Poultry, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Dish, Refined Sugar Free, Sides and Snacks, Vegetarian. Tags: , , , , , .

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  • 1. TheLittleGSP  |  March 19, 2012 at 6:39 am

    Oh wow… these look delicious! We were going to make another dish with chicken and red bell pepper tonight for dinner but I think we may need to switch and make these quesadillas instead!

    • 2. naturalnoshing  |  March 23, 2012 at 8:49 am

      I hope you aren’t disappointed! 🙂 We sure love these at our house!

  • 3. Kammie  |  March 19, 2012 at 8:33 am

    This looks so yummy and easy! I don’t eat chicken but I could easily sub for turkey. Awesome 🙂

    • 4. naturalnoshing  |  March 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Easy is exactly right! Turkey would be delicious in it, or maybe even beef if you eat red meat?

  • 5. Julie Hansen Intuitive  |  March 19, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Great recipe-thanks!

  • 7. Heather  |  March 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    I got this in my inbox this morning and just had to make it. DELICIOUS. Your recipes have never let me down. Thanks for sharing!

    • 8. naturalnoshing  |  March 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

      SO glad you enjoyed these too! 🙂 And thank you for all your sweet comments!

  • 9. TheLittleGSP  |  March 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I made these tonight and they were awesome! I actually posted photos of my quesadillas (and gave credit to Natural Noshing) on my blog. Thanks for the great recipe!!

    • 10. naturalnoshing  |  March 23, 2012 at 8:57 am

      YAY! Thanks so much for the thoughtful mention, yours look DELICIOUS! I’ll have to find green chile corn tortillas and make more, that sounds lovely!

  • 11. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas | The Little GSP  |  March 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    […] you read any further, you should definitely check out the original recipe and beautiful photos on Natural Noshing.  I am pretty stubborn about never quite following recipes exactly (I always […]

  • 12. Cara  |  March 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I have THE biggest weakness for all things mexican food. These will be my go-to lunches from now until forever 🙂

    • 13. naturalnoshing  |  March 23, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Mexican food = love! Another reason why you rock – you love Indian food AND Mexican food —- YUM! Hope you enjoy these sans the meat!


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