BBQ Chicken Skillet Quesadilla

An easy way to prep a crowd favorite!  The kids eat these up more quickly than you can make them.  I love making quesadillas on the stovetop as they come together quickly and end up crispy and delicious!

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BBQ Chicken Skillet Quesadilla

Course: Lunch
Keyword: Easy Lunch, Under 30 Minutes, Weeknight Meals
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Denise


  • 1 chicken breast cooked and diced (can also substitute 1 cup rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce store bought or our homemade version included below
  • 2 scallions green and white parts, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
  • 2 large flour tortillas

To Serve:

  • 2 tsp barbecue sauce
  • 2 tsp ranch dressing
  • Scallions diced

BBQ Sauce⁣:

  • cup ketchup⁣
  • 4 Tbsp apple cider vinegar⁣
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic⁣
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce⁣
  • 1 tsp kosher salt⁣
  • ½ tsp garlic powder⁣
  • ½ tsp onion powder⁣
  • 1 tsp dry mustard⁣
  • tap cayenne pepper⁣
  • ¾ cup brown sugar⁣
  • cup molasses⁣
  • ¼ cup honey⁣


  • In a small bowl, mix chicken breast and barbecue sauce to coat.  Set aside.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Prepare one quesadilla at a time.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese in bottom of skillet.  Add 1/2 of chicken.  Once cheese starts to melt, add 1/2 of scallions.  Top with tortilla.  Spray tortilla with nonstick cooking spray.  After cheese is melted, roughly 4-5 minutes, flip quesadilla onto hand and flip in pan.  Tortilla side will now be down.
  • Fold quesadilla in half.  Cook 2-3 minutes or until outside of side down is golden brown.  Flip and top with 1/4 cup shredded cheese.  Cook additional 2-3 minutes or until cheese on top is melted.
  • Cut cooked quesadilla into quarters.  Top with drizzle of barbecue sauce and ranch.  Garnish with scallions.
  • Repeat with second quesadilla.

BBQ Sauce⁣:

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and stir well.⁣
  • Bring to a boil over medium high heat and then turn the heat down to medium low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring constantly.⁣
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