Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

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Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Grilled BBQ Chicken Layered Quesadilla... a.k.a Stacked Quesadilla or Chicken Quesadilla Torta, all of these names sum-up to a mouthwatering stack of tortillas, layered with sweet and spicy Honey BBQ Sauce, chicken, black beans, cheese, and lots of fresh salsa!

This is by-far, one of my foodie-favorite way of enjoying  "Quesadilla"!!!

Luckily, THE best season of year has finally arrived. I mean, grilling season!! I enjoy this season for opportunity to cook outdoors.... in fresh air, spending time with family, and above-all, less perching on kitchen stove! So, I take full advantage of this season by making all of my favorite foods, on grill!

You know, I'm obsessed with Mexican food and flavors! Plus bringing some freshness and lots of veggies to the table is always my goal! Last week, I united all of my favorite "foodie" passions in one - Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla. Also, known as Stacked Quesadilla or Open-faced Layered Quesadilla Torta, this Mexican-staple made our outdoor experience, even more "special"!

Party-style Layered BBQ Chicken Quesadilla with Black Beans and Strawberries |

My version of Layered Quesadilla is filled with grilled chicken slathered in Kraft's Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce, black beans, corn, Kraft's mild cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheeses, pico de gallo, and fresh juicy strawberries.

This quesadilla is ALL prepared on GRILL! Yes, my friends, no flat-tops or perching on stove to cook this quesadilla! And it has THREE times the flavor of a traditional quesadilla. I promise!

Krafts Products used to make BBQ Chicken Quesadilla |

Layered quesadillas is great to serve for BBQ Parties or Game Days gatherings. One because it is ready in no time yet has almost 3-quesadillas-in-one. Second serve this quesadilla and NO one will miss pizza!

And guess what? Even after, layer of cheese and chicken, this quesadilla is good-for-you with balanced proportion of fresh veggies, cheese, and chicken. Plus, has flavor in EVERY layer, not just on top!

Layered Quesadilla with Honey BBQ Chicken and Salsa |

This is truly such an easy way to prepare quesadilla to serve a crowd. I mean, no need to stuff and press individual quesadillas, just stack "three" or even "four" layers of tortilla with your favorite toppings, some cheese and throw on grill for an easy and interactive appetizer, ready in just 20 minutes!!

For traditional, one layer quesadilla, I sometimes use Corn Tortillas, but for layered quesadilla on gas grill, only flour tortillas work best for me. You can try corn tortillas if you wish so. Just be-careful when you flip the tortilla on grill..... I suggest, let everything adhere together with cheese before flipping.

Whether you use corn tortillas or flour tortillas, you must try Kraft's Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce in this quesadilla. It is without a doubt what “makes” this recipe. The sweet, smokey, and slight spicy taste of Honey BBQ sauce makes this quesadilla true Barbacoa experience! 

Since, I was in full mood to enjoy outdoors, I even picked ready-to-serve Spicy Pico De Gallo and Vegetable Tray with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, from Walmart's Marketside collection.

Veggies with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing for Easy Party Sides |

PS: Don't forget to buy some fresh strawberries for seasonal fresh taste! You got to add some fresh seasonal fruits on layered, and open-faced quesadillas!!!

So, to make quesadilla, once you have grilled the chicken. (check recipe instructions for details), you’re basically going to literally stack the ingredients however you’d like.  I usually grill/warm the middle layer tortilla(s) before assembly. One tortilla goes at the bottom with generous brush of Honey BBQ Sauce, then all toppings, tortillas… and repeat this process 2 times, throw on grill, and ta-da!!! You have it! The BEST stacked quesadilla ever!

How good does that sound?!

Three Layers of Tortilla with Honey BBQ Chicken and Beans for delicious Party Appetizer |

I'm sure you noticed by now that other than being a flavor-bomb, this quesadilla also makes nice presentation!!

Time to grill!! and time to impress some hungry crowds ;-)

Three Layers of Tortilla with Honey BBQ Chicken and Beans for delicious Party Appetizer |

So, friends, fire up the grills this season and let's make some Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla.

Have a great day! -Savita

Few refreshing drinks for your next BBQ Party!

Strawberry Basil Lemonade Mexican Watermelon-Jalapeno Agua Fresca Orange Adobo (Chipotle) Margarita

Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: Mexican () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 2 Quesadilla Stacks - Serves: 8
(Each of two quesadillas with yield 6-7 wedges.)


Grilled BBQ Chicken
Layered Quesadilla
Smart Swap: Skip Chicken or replace chicken with tofu for Vegetarian BBQ Quesadilla!


  • Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 1. Set grill to preheat. Transfer chicken to a wide bowl. Add 2-3 tbsp bbq sauce and coat chicken in sauce. Set aside while grill is heating up.
    Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 2. When grill is hot, transfer chicken on grill and cook for 4-5 minutes each side or until nice grill marks appear and chicken is fully cooked. Also, grill or warm middle layer of tortilla for about 30 seconds each side (optional)
  • Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 3. Transfer chicken to cutting board. Slice into bite-size pieces and add remaining (about 1-2 tbsp of more if you like) bbq sauce and mix well. Set aside.
    Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 4. To Assemble Quesadilla: On a clean cutting board, place one tortilla and generously brush/coat with Honey BBQ Sauce. Top with single even layer of 1/4 cup beans, one fourth of chicken, 1-2 tbsp corn, and cheeses.
  • Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 5. Layer another tortilla on top, and then repeat all toppings listed in Step-4. Top with third and final tortilla and slide it onto oil-sprayed, low-heat side of grill. Cover the grill and let cheese in layers melt and bottom get crispy for 5 minutes. If grill is on low, tortilla will not burn. Additional Notes: Always use wooden cutting board or assemble quesadilla on pizza-pan to make sliding easier.
    Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 6. After 5 minutes or when cheese has started to melt. Press tortilla with wide spatula to seal ingredients in layers. Now, using wide spatula, carefully flip the quesadilla upside down. Additional Notes: Don't flip quesadilla if cheese has not started to melt yet. Don't increase the grill heat or tortillas will start to burn.
  • Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 7. Once flipped, keep on grill for another 5 minutes. In meantime, top with extra cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Once the top cheese melts, remove the quesadilla from grill onto a cutting board.
    Step for Recipe - Layered Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla 8. Top with fresh salsa, chopped strawberries, corn, and more bbq sauce. Cut into wedges and serve! Enjoy!
Savita's Notes:

In hurry? You can also buy rotisserie chicken, shred, add Kraft's bbq sauce and layer to make this quesadilla.

Don't flip quesadilla if layers cheese has not started to melt yet. Don't increase the grill heat or tortillas will start to burn.


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20 Responses

  1. We do get Kraft products here in selected stores, I will check next time for the variety of sauces they have :) These quesadillas looks amazing and colourful ( i would have it minus the chicken though ;))
    Wow! You get krafts product in India too! That's awesome! Do try! I will wait to hear if you find this sauce there!
  2. Oh my gosh!! Why have I never thought of making a layered quesadilla before? This looks fantastic, will definitely try it!
    Thanks, Bach! I'm glad you like it!
  3. wow I have never made layered quesadillas before, awesome idea Savita! they look great!
  4. Oh my word.. this is the Ultimate quesadilla ever.. love the layers.. Yummmm!!
    Thanks, Arpita for sweet words! I'm glad you like this layered quesadilla.
  5. How have I never thought of a layered Quesadilla before? That is SUCH a good idea and I am in love! I am so trying this :).
    Thanks, Annie! I'm hope you like it when you try.
  6. This quesadilla looks gorgeous, Savita! BBQ chicken is my favorite meat to add to these babies, and I love the flavorful toppings!
    Thanks, Gayle! On same page with you, me too LOVE BBq chicken in quesadilla!
  7. This looks awesome! Need to try the sauce!
    Thanks, Mira! I'm sure you will like it.
  8. Savita this looks super duper yummy!!! I can eat a bunch of these!
    Thanks, Ami for you kind words. I'm glad you like it.
  9. Wow, this looks so glamourous!! Love the recipe, pictures and the combination of ingredients. Good job!
    Thanks, Puneet!
  10. How delicious that you have put strawberries on this. I really need to add fruit to more of my savoury meals.
    Thanks, Dannii for your kind words! I love adding fruits to everything savory! I hope you too enjoy when you try.