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Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

When my kids were small, I'd stuff leftover chicken into these oven-baked quesadillas. I often grab rotisserie chicken instead. —Pam Martin, Canandaigua, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup taco sauce
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Optional: Sour cream and additional salsa


  • Preheat oven to 450°. In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients; toss to combine.
  • Divide four tortillas between two baking sheets; spread with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and top with remaining tortillas.
  • Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned and cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into six wedges. If desired, serve with sour cream and additional salsa.
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  • 773shelley
    Mar 10, 2020

    Excellent! Made as directed . This recipe is fast, simple and delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  • Julie
    Dec 28, 2018

    very good. Added much more cheese.

  • meliss.beyer
    Nov 29, 2018

    This recipe was great! The bbq sauce gives it a nice flavor and is different then the typical quesadilla. The recipe uses easy to find ingredients and is easy to make. Instead of making them in the oven, we made them on an electric skillet. I would make these again.

  • ktype
    Mar 6, 2018

    No comment left

  • bakergirl00
    Jan 21, 2018

    These are great! Left out green chiles, only because my salsa was super chunky. Used leftovers in taco boats the next day. Delish either way!

  • dschultz01
    Nov 2, 2017

    Loved these! Easy to make and tasted great! Perfect weeknight meal.

  • justmbeth
    Oct 8, 2017

    I made these as part of appetizer night. So easy to assemble and had a great flavor.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Jan 31, 2017

    This was great!!! Super kid friendly, whole family lived them!

  • Angel182009
    May 26, 2016

    My family couldn't get enough of these! I used salsa in place of the taco sauce.

  • hkpepin
    May 15, 2016

    My husband, son, and I all raved about these quick and tasty quesadillas. I used leftover turkey but otherwise followed the recipe and we really enjoyed them with guacamole. My daughter thought they were too spicy but she still ate a wedge before she said that. Definitely would make these again!