BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with Frizzled Onions

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I love making quesadillas… my kiddos love eating quesadillas… a win-win.  Quesadillas are great with leftover chicken, which I normally have, so quesadillas are a great last minute dinner option. This BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with Frizzled Onions is a fun spin on a traditional quesadilla.

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Frizzled Onions great with leftover chicken

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with Frizzled Onions

We love barbecue food, so I knew this fun twist would be a hit with my family.  Who doesn’t love melted cheese, chicken soaked in barbecue sauce and frizzled onions?

Melted cheddar cheese, bbq chicken and fried onions | BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Start by placing your grated cheddar cheese on top of one of the tortillas… I love using my food processor to chop up my cheese.

Cooked chicken coated in barbecue sauce | BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Place your sliced chicken in a bowl with some of your favorite bbq sauce and toss it to coat.

Bbq chicken on top of cheddar cheese | BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Then place the bbq chicken on top of the cheddar cheese.  It already looks amazing… but there’s more!

Cheddar cheese, bbq chicken and frizzled onions | BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Add your frizzled onions and then finish off with the rest of the cheddar cheese.

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla ready for cooking

After cooking it up in a skillet with butter you are ready to enjoy!

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with frizzled onions (French's Crispy Fried Onions)

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with Frizzled Onions

Great twist on traditional quesadillas - BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Frizzled Onions!
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:7 minutes
Total Time:13 minutes


  • 2 tortillas
  • grated cheddar cheese about 1/3 - 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken sliced
  • 1 tbsp of your favorite bbq sauce
  • handful of frizzled onions French's Crispy Fried Onions
  • about 1 tbsp of butter 1/2 melted in pan, 1/2 spread on top side of quesadilla


  • Lay 1 tortilla down and sprinkle about 2/3 of your grated cheddar cheese on top.
  • In a bowl combine your sliced chicken and the bbq sauce, toss to coat.
  • Place the bbq sauced chicken on top of the cheese.
  • Sprinkle a handful of frizzled onions on top of the chicken.
  • Place the remaining cheese on top of the onions.
  • Place the other tortilla on top.
  • Place 1/2 of the butter in a skillet and turn the heat to medium. Spread the other 1/2 of the butter on top of the tortilla on top of the quesadilla (so when you flip the quesadilla it's buttered)
  • Once the butter is hot and bubbling place your non-buttered quesadilla side into the pan.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low. Let it cook 2-3 minutes, check for browning.
  • Once browned nicely, flip the quesadilla.
  • Cook that side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ
Servings: 1 quesadilla

I hope your family will love this BBQ Chicken Quesadilla too!

Packed with bbq chicken, cheddar cheese, fried onions for this bbq chicken quesadilla

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