Barbecued Chicken Quesadillas


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

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 quesadillas


  • 4 (5 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup barbeque sauce

  • cup chopped fresh parsley

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic, finely minced

  • 8 (9 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 small plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


  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.


Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

803 Calories
30g Fat
74g Carbs
57g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 803
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 1536mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 74g 27%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 57g
Vitamin C 14mg 72%
Calcium 588mg 45%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 798mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.