You’re never too old for a quesadilla, and this recipe will prove it to you. This twist on a classic — melted cheese pressed between warm layers of tortilla — is perfect for adults and kids alike.
The recipe from Inside Bru Crew Life shows how you can jazz up a regular old quesadilla by adding chunks of barbecue chicken and avocado to the mix for added flavor and texture. All you need on-hand are cooked chicken, barbecue sauce, avocado, mozzarella cheese and tortillas. Layer your ingredients in a skillet and cook your quesadilla until it’s nice and golden brown, toasted to perfection.
Then, get ready to dig in:
If you happen to have some extra time on your hands, you can take this recipe a step further by packing even more ingredients into the middle of your quesadilla for a super hearty meal. This recipe for ultimate barbecue chicken quesadillas from Budget Bytes calls for cooked chicken, black beans, red onion, jalapeño and — last but certainly not least — Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce, making for one jam-packed Mexican and barbecue mash-up:
You can also easily swap the chicken and barbecue sauce out for hamburger meat and taco seasoning. Pair them with avocado slices and mozzarella cheese in this version from Damn Delicious. This recipe proves that whatever you’ve got in your kitchen can be used to create a delicious and easy lunch option:
And in case you’re craving a quesadilla but don’t have the time to keep your eye on the skillet, you can try this baked chicken quesadilla recipe from The Modern Proper. You can make the end result extra creamy by combining shredded chicken with cheese, sour cream and chipotle peppers before adding it to the tortillas. You can also feel free to add in barbecue sauce for a more tangy, smoky flavor. Then, top it all with even more cheese and pop your quesadillas into the oven to bake for 15 minutes. Serve alongside avocado or whatever toppings you please:
No matter which version you go with, all of these recipes will result in delicious lunch options to get you through the week. Enjoy!