Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

    35 minutes

    These are quesadillas filled with chicken cooked in barbecue sauce, caramelised onions and Cheddar. Serve with plenty of guacamole, sour cream and tomato salsa!

    5 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    • 1 onion, sliced into rings
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets, cut into strips
    • 120ml barbecue sauce
    • 100g grated mature Cheddar cheese
    • 8 flour tortillas

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. In a large, deep frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat. Slowly cook and stir onion until translucent. Mix in honey. Stir until onion is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
    3. Place remaining oil and chicken in the pan over medium high heat. Cook until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in barbecue sauce and evenly coat chicken.
    4. Layer 4 tortillas individually with chicken, onions and Cheddar. Top with remaining tortillas.
    5. One or two at a time, place layered tortillas on a large baking tray. Bake uncovered in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Do not let tortillas become too crisp. Remove from heat. Cut into quarters to serve.

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    Absolutely wonderful. Served with Chicken Tortilla Soup and Southwestern Egg Rolls as a starter for a casual dinner party. Assembled the quesadillas and baked half per the recipe and then pan fried half. NOTE: to keep the ingredients from oozing out, fold the quesadilla in half taco style ~ when finished cooking, let the quesadilla "set" for 1 or 2 minutes, then use a pizza cutter to divide into triangles. Didn't tell the group which was which and they voted hands down for the pan fried, which I actually preferred too.... Doubled the cheese and used a mix of Cheddar, Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack cheese with the carmelized onion and BBQ chicken. Wonderful!  -  26 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yum, Yum! The barbecue sauce does a lot for the quesadillas and gives it a real kick. My sautéed onions turned out a little burnt, but they still tasted great. (Sometimes things taste better burnt!) I savored every bite, especially when I got a chunk of onion!! It's like they were carmelized by the honey. The only thing I would change is the cooking time in the oven. It only took 5 minutes for the cheese to melt and for the tortilla to start turning crisp.  -  04 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I wanted to like this, I really did, but the taste and texture of the BBQ sauce in a quesadilla just wasn't my liking. I probably will not make this again; however, if you really enjoy BBQ sauce and don't think you'll mind the gooey texture then go for it! I followed the recipe exactly as written and recommend doubling the amount of cheese.  -  11 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)