Barbecue Chicken Quesadilla


The guy at California Pizza Kitchen who came up with the Barbecue Chicken Pizza should really get a medal acknowledging the greatness of his achievment. When my husband replicates the pizza it brings me great joy. But awhile ago I had to cheat and make this quesadilla because I couldn’t wait to get my fix.[/donotprint]

And miracle of miracles, the kids liked them when I made them for dinner the other night. It was a rare moment. We were all eating the same food which had been inspired by my cravings. And we all enjoyed it. Amen and hallelujah!

Barbecue Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

2 10-inch flour tortillas
1/2 cup cooked chicken, shredded
1 handful coarsely grated Monterrey jack cheese
3 tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon purple onion, minced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped

Place one tortilla in a skillet over medium heat. Evenly distribute chicken and barbecue sauce on the tortilla. Sprinkle on the cheese and then the onion and cilantro. Top with the second tortilla. Cook for 3 -5 minutes or until the tortilla starts to brown. Flip and cook the other side for a few more minutes. Transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board. Allow to cool for a couple minutes. Slice into quarters or sixths. Serve.

Yield: 4-6 wedges
Prep-time: 15 minutes


Author: Cindy

Born in Charleston. Raised in the Silicon Valley. Live near Hartford, Connecticut with my husband and two children. We have lots of tropical fish.

10 thoughts on “Barbecue Chicken Quesadilla”

  1. barbecue chicken and pizza is a winning combo. And in a Quesadilla? even better.

    I love the 3rd photo with the cilantro. The contrasting colors are beautiful.

  2. Found your website yesterday. Love it!!! My husband saw these pictures and HAD to have it for dinner. Quick stop for rotisserie chicken and we were in business.

    The cilantro adds the perfect bit of freshness and the tortillas crisp up nicely. This will be a regular on our menu.

  3. These look delicious! We LOVE the CPK barbecue chicken. I like to make the mixture up ahead of time and put in the freezer. Yes, cilantro and all. Then I just need to thaw, spread out on a pizza crust and top with cheese. So easy. I will have to try the quesadilla version next. Now I’m getting hungry! :-)

  4. What a great idea. I make BBQ pizza at least once a month. It is a favorite in our house. This is a great idea to get in in between the pizza times. I will be doing this for sure.

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