Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on June 15, 2010

I’m loving the grill this summer.  Last summer I didn’t do much of the grilling…I left that up to Steve.  But this summer, the grill has taken on a whole role in my cooking.


2 chicken breasts, diced and coated in BBQ sauce ($1.66)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce ($.25)
8 tortillas ($1)
1-4 cups shredded cheddar cheese ($.75-$3) I used 1 cup for Steve’s full size quesadilla.
(Some hummus for the dairy-free family members…$.50)
Couple cilantro leaves, chopped (from the garden)
4 corn cobs ($.80)


1. Dice the chicken and coat it with the BBQ sauce.  Grill the chicken pieces.  (Be sure that you dice them into pieces that are large enough to not fall through the grill.)

2. Once the chicken has cooked through, add the chicken, cheese, cilantro to the tortillas.  I did mine as “full”…you could certainly fold them in half and grill each side…and then cut if you prefer. After all, there are 913 ways you can make a quesadilla. Well, at least a dozen anyways!

3. For the dairy free folks…use hummus as you “glue” in a quesadilla!

4. Grill the quesadillas a few minutes on each side, until the cheese is nice and ooey, gooey!

5. Cook the corn.

6. Serve Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with Corn.

Cost $4.96

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynn June 15, 2010 at 7:45 pm

We love to grill quesadillas. It gives them a great flavor.


Pam June 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I love the idea of using hummus instead of cheese. We keep kosher so no mixing dairy and meat. That is a great substitute!


LisaE June 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I haven’t tried grilling quasadillas yet but will soon, this looks great and the hummus idea is fab…..and so healthy-a bonus.


ATL Cook June 16, 2010 at 6:10 am

I have a perferated sheet for the grill. Bought it to grill asparagus, but it would work for this too.

Thanks for the tip on using hummus, allergic to dairy. I use basil instead of cilantro because it tastes soapy to me. I shredded some basil for potato salad last.


Melanie June 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Do you have a good dairy free potato salad recipe? I’m dying to try one for my daughter.


ATL Cook June 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm

I have never put sour cream in it–a few people use a dressing that is a mix of sour cream/yogurt/buttermilk and mayonnaise. I do not do dairy; my potato salad is just mayonnaise, herb vinegar that I make, and a few packets of Splenda.


Debbi Does Dinner Healthy June 16, 2010 at 6:44 am

I made similar quesadillas but added some grilled pineapple and onion to them tonight! They look awesome! Thanks!


Amanda June 16, 2010 at 7:40 am

Love this recipe and idea, never thought about grilling quesadilla’s. I’m loving the grill this year too!! Summertime and warmer weather means grilling! :)


Alta June 16, 2010 at 8:03 am

I second the loving of the hummus as a cheese alternative. I would have never thought of that! Quesadillas can be mine again!


FoodontheTable June 16, 2010 at 9:48 am

Love this! Just bought a new grill last weekend and this will be the first thing on it!


Kati June 17, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I love the idea to use hummus instead of cheese! I usually use refried beans as my “glue” and sprinkle with nutritional yeast for a little cheesy flavor.


Kristin June 22, 2010 at 9:22 am

Made these last night! Absolutely YUMMY! Rave reviews by our entire family.


Kristin April 27, 2011 at 10:19 am

I turn this into a two night meal. The first night Grilled BBQ chicken and some sort of veggie. I grill extra BBQ chicken. We then use the extra for these Quesadilla’s the next night. These were already on my menu plan for next week:)


Andrea August 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm

This is a fantastic recipe! I love quesadillas!


dieta January 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm

I’ll try this tonight!


fmed March 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm

Thank you for feedback

It will be helpful.


Andreas December 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

thank you very much! that was what I was looking for


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