What’s for dinner this weekend?  Need a good meal idea? Here’s all you’re gonna need: chicken, barbeque sauce, onions, cheese and tortillas. Have this stuff in your fridge? Good – now, do your husband (or wife…there might a few fellas reading) a big favor and make the following recipe.

Texas Chicken Quesadillas. Miiiiiiighty tasty, in my opinion. Honestly, I don’t really know what makes these “Texan” – I guess the BBQ sauce; everybody knows we Texans slather it on everything we eat…right?? Um, no, not really. But whatever – let’s just go with it for now. This recipe has been really making the rounds in the food blogosphere – and every single foodie that’s made it has just raved about it. So I thought it was about time for me to give it a whirl. I’ll just come right out and say it – these are delicious. Melt in your mouth, cheesy, gooey, spicy, sweet…DELICIOUS. I don’t even like onions, but their so nice and carmelized, they take on a new, sweet flavor that I really dig…..really, really. And drizzled with a little homemade ranch dressing, these babies are pretty hard to beat! So, if you had any doubts about your Friday or Saturday night dinner – doubt no more. Make these quesadillas. Your hard-workin’ man (or lady) will thank you – trust me.

Texas Chicken Quesadillas

2 TBSP of oil
1-1/2 onions sliced into rings
1 TBSP honey
2 chicken breasts, diced
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 Cup shredded Mexican cheese
8 ten inch flour tortillas

Heat one tablespoon of the oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook until they begin to caramelize. Mix in the honey and stir until it is golden brown. Remove and set aside. Place the remaining oil in the pan and add the chicken. Cook through over a medium high heat. Stir in the BBQ sauce to evenly coat the chicken. Place the chicken, onions and cheese onto a tortilla, top with the other tortilla and cook in your quesadilla maker about 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook them in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. ENJOY!



  1. Nummy!! 😉


    Comment by Hornedfroggy of My Baking Heart — March 27, 2009 @ 9:44 AM

  2. Wow, with such high praise they will go on the menu once Lent is over. They look delicious.


    Comment by Debbie — March 27, 2009 @ 9:48 AM

  3. Gorgeous picture! Now I’m craving quesadillas!


    Comment by Kerstin — March 27, 2009 @ 4:33 PM

  4. These look yummy and easy to make! I cook dinner once a week for my daughter’s tutor. Is this something I could make ahead and have them bake when ready for dinner?


    Comment by melissa — March 28, 2009 @ 8:12 AM

  5. Melissa- you probably could make this ahead, but it would be better made right away. It’s worth a shot, though!


    Comment by Amy — March 28, 2009 @ 8:14 AM

  6. Oh wow, these look to die for!


    Comment by Jamie — March 28, 2009 @ 12:25 PM

  7. Tried these last night, they were delicious!


    Comment by Ashley — April 14, 2009 @ 9:30 AM

  8. those look amazing!! Great recipe and beautiful photos!


    Comment by Suzanne — April 28, 2009 @ 3:27 PM

  9. looks delicious, but is there a certain bbq sauce that you think would work best?


    Comment by michael — May 1, 2009 @ 10:40 PM

  10. Michael- I used a store bought BBQ sauce called Stubbs- it was delicious! The best store bought I’ve had. Hope you like these!



    Comment by Amy — May 2, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

  11. I think the only thing that could possibly make these any better would be a little yummy crispy crumbled bacon!!


    Comment by Erin — November 19, 2009 @ 3:43 AM

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