BBQ Chicken Quesadillas.
Quesadillas are one of our go-to meals.
Well, at least one of my go-to meals.
I’m not sure that Mr. How Sweet could assemble a quesadilla, especially if he has a case of hungry-angry husband syndrome.
So I usually make them for us in order to avoid any kind of 2-year-old-tantrum that may take place.
My favorite part about quesadillas?
You can use anything. You can make any flavor. Toasted, fried or grilled, they taste incredible.
This specific quesadilla is loaded with caramelized onions, chicken, two kinds of cheese and barbeque sauce, with a little extra for dipping.
I think it is my favorite one so far. In fact, I’ve had a version of this for lunch almost everyday this week.
I had mine with some kale chips on the side, since, you know, they are still the only vegetable I can stomach. Especially after I drown out all the kale flavor with nutritional yeast.
Speaking of veggies, I tried to serve Mr. How Sweet a side salad the other day and he refused. Am I rubbing off on him?
I asked him about it, and he said that he didn’t want to ‘waste the calories’ on a salad.
I don’t think he was joking either.
I’ll just put this in my jar of other wacky things he believes. Then I’ll bring it out in times of war.
BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
4 whole wheat tortillas
6 oz chicken, grilled
1 small vidalia onion
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 oz shredded, low-fat monterey jack cheese
2 oz shredded, low-fat cheddar cheese
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
Heat a skillet on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Slice the onion, sprinkle with salt and add it to the pan to caramelize – about 10- 15 minutes. Transfer onions to a bowl when finished.
To assemble quesadillas, add 1 ounce of cheddar cheese on the bottom. Top with 3 ounces of chicken, a drizzle of barbeque sauce, caramelized onions, and another ounce of monterey jack cheese on top.
Heat the same skillet you used for the onions on medium heat and spray it with cooking spray. Add quesadilla to the pan, letting cook on each side about 5 minutes, or until tortilla is crispy and cheese is melted.
I could eat quesadillas all day long.
Case in point: dessert quesadillas, cheesy chicken quesadillas, and crab-avocado quesadillas.
92 Comments on “BBQ Chicken Quesadillas.”
Lol…that salad comment is funny. I’ve thought the same thing before…but never about a side salad :-)
Quesadillas are my favorite “go to” meal also!! They’re so easy to make!
haha love the “waste the calories” thing..i make choices like that… mostly in favor of pastry and alcoholic beverages. hahaha either way – this quesadilla looks amazing. BBQ chicken is probably my favorite (aka it’s the best pizza ever, too)…so yeah, this will definitely be making an appearance in my kitchen.
You are hilarious! Waste calories on a salad? Bwahhaaa!
Caramelized onions and bbq sauce are an amazing combination! I haven’t made quesadillas in ages and these look amazing! Must try!
That made me laugh out loud the husbands comment about ‘wasting calories on a salad’. What a goof!
I love any and every quesadilla, you really can’t go wrong. These look great!
vidalia onions make my heart sing. not just because they taste amazing, but because you can pronounce it “V-eye-dayle-ya”.
that is all.
I <3 quesadillas, too! I think you just answered my question "what the heck should I make for dinner tonight?" :)
Quesadillas are a gift from above.
And everytime I eat them I think of Napoleon Dynamite for some reason. haha. :)
Mmmm. I used to cook at a bar, and the only food that never got old was quesadillas. Now THAT’s saying a lot.
wow, these look great, i think even my 2 year old would eat it!
Yum! We make quesadillas a lot, too. Believe it or not, my husband makes the best! I let him treat me with one every now and then.
Yum, I haven’t made quesadillas in ages. I like to put the bbq inside and then dip them in ranch dressing!
I love that too! I don’t even like ranch dressing, but when it is mixed with bbq sauce, I LOVE it.
Quesadillas are a perfect food. Actually, tortillas are a perfect food because they work with EVERYTHING.
I could eat a quesadilla like this everyday :)
We love quesadillas here! I too love that any combination goes! It really is the perfect food. My son accidentally got bbq sauce on his apple the other day and that it was such a happy accident! Oh and my husband, while I wasn’t here yesterday to make lunch, made himself a sandwich with lettuce on it and a side of cinnamon apples! Now, the sandwich was a massive about of ham and cheese, but the fact that he put lettuce on it…that was HUGE! Apparently my boys are starting to get into the fruit and veggie thing!
I love quesadillas and have to resist making them so much. These sound fantastic!
These look super yummy :)
I’m just gonna pretend that you created this for me! ;) I’m loving barbeque chicken and CHEESE right now!! :) I’ll have to make this ASAP!! :)
I wonder if I could make this into buffalo chicken quesadillas. I think my husband would take me on a vacation anywhere I wanted if I did.
Definitely! I’ve made buffalo chicken quesadillas before and they are delish.
hahaha wasting cal’s on a salad :)
I am thinking caramalized onion, goat cheese and pear quesadillas!! OMG
Another fabulous idea. Yum!
Ah…Hungry-angry-Husband syndrom…know it well! lol Love bbq and chicken together! I make a nacho version of this, SO yum! bbq sauce instead of salsa, chicken, BACON, onions and anything else you’d like, then topped with cheese! My brother’s FAVORITE dish and he requests it everytime I’m home!
OH MY! My husband also has hungry-angry husband syndrome. In fact I am sending him a link to your post about the syndrome. I can so very much relate. So inconvenient at times!!! :)
I have gotten my husband to eat a quesadilla and consider it a meal, but that was a close one. He literally thinks he needs 3000 calories a day, but it also matters what form it comes in! Soup? NOPE. A Ginourmous salad with meat cheese, etc. NO WAY! Too too funny! By the way I adore this quesadilla!!!!
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Man, I love quesadillas in ANY form, as long as it has melty cheese and crispy tortillas. Mmmmm. Delish. :D
I could also eat quesadillas every day. In our house, we pronounce them “keysa – DILLA”, like the grandmother in Napoleon Dynamite.
I especially love this combination – we have more BBQ chicken ‘dillas than any other flavor… I’d love to try buffalo. never even thought of that.
Mmm, quesadillas. This post is making me want quesadillas now. But I have no tortillas. Looks like I’ll be making a trip to the grocery store this weekend to make copious amounts of yummy quesadillas! (I think I’m going to have to try the Crab Avocado Quesadillas first! Well, if lump is on sale that is, haha).
BBQ sauce, chicken, and tortillas…what more could you ask for? Sounds so yummy! I must try this! I think that I’ll slap it on my grill since it’s going to be 95 here today… Thanks for the recipe!
This post was hilarious! I totally stock up on P’s funny beliefs and use them in battles too! I cannot stop laughing over “times of war.”
“Times of war” CLASSIC. Dave admitted to his parents (in front of me) that he “likes to stir the pot” and says things JUST to get reactions from people. Yea, that’ll be my A-bomb in times of war!
Oh…Mr. How Sweet is a giant antagonist. He has also admitted it like Dave. Boys are weird.
love the bbq sauce drizzle. I think the cookbook food photography dept is calling you any minute now!
Your comment yesertday about never touching any of the hard stuff, I am not totally surprised. But I know you love to get your drink goin’, a girl after my own heart :)
I am not exactly sure how you made BBQ chicken quesadillas look glamorous, but you did. You pulled it off.
Love the BBQ swirl…quesadillas are a staple around these parts, too. You just can’t go wrong!
Lately I have been on a BBQ kick so this sounds PERFECT!!!
OMG, these look life changing!
Mmmmm, I LOVE homemade quesadillas! I just made some earlier this week and was thinking about having them again tonight. I might have to try the bbq chicken though – the hubby and I both love bbq chicken pizza, so why not quesadillas?!? :)
I love quesadillas, especially dipped in TONNES of sour cream!
I love quesadilla’s–never tried them with BBQ sauce though!
What a great quesadilla flavor. I recently bought a friend’s quesadilla cookbook and I plan on trying some fun quesadillas soon.
Love the pics of your food! You better get a cookbook up and goin girl!
I wish Quesadillas were easy for me to eat….wheat free, dairy free….no fun!
Have a great weekend Doll!
I don’t eat enough quesadillas. I need to change that. I’ve never made a single quesadilla in my life! Seeing your wonderful creation makes me all hyped up over the fusion quesadillas I can make!
which do you prefer? baked/fried/grilled|?
I’d have to say grilled are my favorite!
Jessica, it must be totally delicious!
Drool is right!! These look amazing. You done gone and made me hungry!
I am a huge fan of quesadillas as well. I actually have a quesadilla maker, it’s so fun! :-)
You’re right about quesadillas- there’s something so satisfying about the crispness of the tortilla and the gooey center that I just adore. Yours looks to die for- barbecue sauce makes everything better.
Wow, those look so good. I’m honestly drooling even just thinking about them. I guess I know what I’m having for dinner tonight!
I love Quesadillas so much but when I make them the filling always falls out! These look delicious though, love the 2 different types of chicken.
Try putting cheese on both sides of the quesadilla – it acts like glue!
Yeeees to bbq sauce on everything! Kale chips are great – I really need to figure out another way to make myself eat more greens, though!
wow, those look amazing!