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Barbecued Chicken Quesadillas

Heidi Vawdrey of Riverton, Utah jazzes up everyday quesadillas with barbecue sauce, then tops things off with a sweet and spicy mango salsa.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 medium mango, peeled and diced
  • 2 small plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/3 cup diced green pepper
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 small Anaheim or jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce


  • In a small bowl, combine the first nine ingredients; cover and refrigerate.
  • Spread butter over one side of each tortilla. Place tortillas, buttered side down, on griddle. Sprinkle one side of each tortilla with 3 tablespoons cheese. Combine chicken and barbecue sauce; spoon over cheese. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Fold over and cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges. Serve with salsa.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 531 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 941mg sodium, 59g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 5g fiber), 40g protein.

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  • rfondoble
    Jun 10, 2011

    In the directions it states to combine the first 9 ingredients. Only 8 are listed. Is there something missing.

  • LydsTX2009
    Feb 10, 2011

    I really jazzed this one up a bit. I sauteed chicken with some Montreal Chicken Seasoning with onions and garlic. I added corn and cilantro then poured on some Rudy's Sissy Sauce (Texas BBQ chain sauce) and let it cook. Then I buttered up some whole wheat tortillas and sandwiched the mixture between two light layers of shredded cheddar jack cheese and added a few drops of BBQ sauce and cilantro before putting it in the oven for 15 minutes at 350. It was delish and didn't need anything else!

  • christinagriffith
    Jan 15, 2010

    I did not make the salsa but did make the quesadillas. I used whole wheat tortillas in our quesadilla maker (omitting the butter and using cooking spray instead). I served this with fruited rice pilaf (also on this site). The kids and I really enjoyed it for a quick and healthy weeknight supper.