BBQ Rooster Quesadillas – Barefeet within the Kitchen


Crisp tortillas stuffed with saucy bbq rooster and melting cheese add as much as these BBQ Rooster Quesadillas. They’re a little bit bit spicy, awesomely tacky, and they’re a extremely popular lunch in our home.

quesadillas made with bbq chicken

BBQ Rooster Quesadilla

I’m pretty sure that among the most scrumptious dishes come from staring into the fridge on the lookout for inspiration from leftovers. This was a really profitable lunch rapidly put collectively utilizing leftovers from the fridge.

This isn’t an advanced meal in any respect, but it surely certain was scrumptious! I’m planning to BBQ some rooster this week, simply to have it within the fridge for a few simple lunch quesadillas and enchiladas.

Quesadillas are a meal or a snack that when youngsters can safely use the range, they are often taught to make. When instructing my boys I began with the skillet on pretty low, principally, let the cheese soften then I might flip up the warmth to get it crispy.

I might additionally counsel a big spatula like my favorite one. A bigger spatula makes flipping a lot simpler with out the insides popping out in all places. A fish spatula does the trick as well.

A recipe actually isn’t needed for quesadillas however it’s useful to have a brief information and encourage new taste combos. Whereas there isn’t a lot conventional about this quesadilla one factor is for sure, you should definitely go for a creamy cheese soften.

Combining mozzarella with cheddar or Colby jack provides a creamy soften with a little bit of sharpness. And don’t overlook to “spill” a little bit within the pan, these melty tacky crispy bits are the cook dinner’s snack!

How do you chop your quesadillas? Generally I take advantage of an enormous chef’s knife to chop them in a single swoop. However I’ve discovered {that a} pizza cutter is even easier and a bit safer for teenagers too if they’re those doing the cooking.

chicken quesadillas on cutting board

BBQ Rooster Quesadillas

  • flour tortillas
  • Mozzarella, cheddar, Colby jack, or Pepper jack
  • cooked rooster, chopped
  •  barbecue sauce 

Rooster Quesadillas

  1. In a medium dimension bowl, toss the chopped rooster with BBQ sauce. Place one tortilla in a scorching skillet over medium-high warmth. Layer half of the cheese, the shredded rooster, and the remaining cheese on high of the tortilla. Place the second tortilla on high and cook dinner for a minute or two.
  2. When the cheese is melting and the tortilla going through the skillet begins to brown, use a big spatula to fastidiously flip the tortilla over and cook dinner on the second aspect for a couple of minutes.
  3. When every thing has melted collectively and the tortillas are golden and crisp, take away the quesadilla from the skillet and slice it into wedges. Serve heat.
sliced quesadillas on cutting board

Quesadilla Recipes

I’m hooked on these Whole Wheat Tortillas and am making quesadillas as incessantly as potential. A few of our favourite combos embrace:

Loaded Vegetable Quesadillas begin with heat crisp tortillas layered with melting cheese after which stuffed with an abundance of greens. They’re completely irresistible for snacking or for a meal on their very own.

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Servings: 1

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  • In a medium dimension bowl, toss the chopped rooster with BBQ sauce. Place one tortilla in a scorching skillet over medium-high warmth. Layer half of the cheese, the shredded rooster, and the remaining cheese on high of the tortilla. Place the second tortilla on high and cook dinner for a minute or two.

  • When the cheese is melting and the tortilla going through the skillet begins to brown, use a big spatula to fastidiously flip the tortilla over and cook dinner on the second aspect for a couple of minutes.

  • When every thing has melted collectively and the tortillas are golden and crisp, take away the quesadilla from the skillet and slice it into wedges. Serve heat.

Energy: 474kcal · Carbohydrates: 45g · Protein: 18g · Fats: 24g · Saturated Fats: 13g · Polyunsaturated Fats: 2g · Monounsaturated Fats: 5g · Ldl cholesterol: 57mg · Sodium: 1172mg · Potassium: 200mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 14g · Vitamin A: 645IU · Vitamin C: 0.2mg · Calcium: 499mg · Iron: 2mg

{initially printed 9/2/11 – recipe notes and photographs up to date 9/19/22}

chicken quesadillas on cutting board


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