With Super Bowl Sunday coming up, I thought I should post one of our most popular shareable recipes! Our family and friends request this whenever we throw a party and everyone always asks for the recipe. This would be a great addition to your Super Bowl party if you have a nacho bar because it pairs well together, and you'll already have the toppings (guacamole, sour cream, salsa, etc).
To be honest, I make these bbq chicken quesadillas more often for dinner than for an appetizer. I always have left over shredded chicken and this is just so quick and easy to throw together when I don't have a lot of time nor creativity. If I don't have leftover chicken but I do have left over sweet potatoes, I will use cubed sweet potatoes instead and it's just as delicious!
Speaking of sweet potatoes, If you happen to bake sweet potatoes as part of your meal prep, forget the tortilla and use this bbq filling as stuffing! You could really use this bbq filling for a lot of different things but those are my two favorite ways.
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
- 1/4 red onion, diced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped leaves (no stems)
- 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
- 15 oz can black beans, drained, rinsed, dried
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1/2 cup bbq sauce
- 12 7-inch tortillas
- 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
Vegetarian option: substitute cooked sweet potato (cut into cubes) for the chicken.
Remove the seeds from the jalapeno and dice. Peel and dice the onion. Pick cilantro leaves off their stems then roughly chop the leaves. Place the onion, jalapeno, and cilantro in a large bowl.
Add the shredded chicken, drained black beans, and corn to the bowl. Lastly, add the grated cheese and BBQ sauce to the bowl. Stir until everything is evenly mixed.
Heat a large skillet to medium-low. Scoop about 1/3 cup of the BBQ chicken mix out of the bowl and spread it evenly over half the tortilla (full disclosure: I usually sprinkle a little more cheese on there too). Fold the tortilla closed and cook each side until the outside is brown and crispy and the cheese has melted.
Cut each quesadilla in quarters and serve warm!
- The sauce you see pictured is just equal parts sour cream and bbq suace mixed together. We also dip these in salsa and guacamole.