Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

  • Ready in 15-29 Minutes
  • Serves 5 People
  • Skill Level Easy

Contributed By:
Beth Moncel | Budget Bytes


  • 1½ cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 15 oz. can black beans, drained
  • ¼ red onion
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups cheddar, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Sweet Baby Ray's Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 10 7-inch flour tortillas


  • Add the chopped chicken and drained black beans to a large bowl. Finely dice the red onion. Remove the seeds from the jalapeño, then finely dice. Pull the cilantro leaves from their stems and roughly chop.
  • Add the onion, jalapeño, cilantro, shredded cheddar, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and BBQ sauce to the bowl with the chicken and beans. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
  • Place about ⅓ cup of the BBQ chicken mixture on each tortilla and spread it evenly over one half of the surface. Fold the tortilla closed.
  • Cook the filled and folded tortillas in a dry skillet over medium-low heat, until the outside is brown and crispy, the filling has heated through, and the cheese has melted.
  • Cut each quesadilla in half and serve.
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