sliced grilled smoked chicken quesadilla on wood board

Southwestern Chicken Quesadilla

Southwestern Chicken Quesadilla

Category Griddle Regional Cinco de Mayo
Servings 2
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes

Wow your family with this quick and easy Chicken Quesadilla recipe. The toasted tortilla is packed with cheese, flavorful chicken, and veggies for the ultimate quesadilla you can make on your Ultimate Griddle. Switch up by adding in your favorite toppings on the cheesy chicken base.

Mason Taylor
sliced grilled smoked chicken quesadilla on wood board


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Flour Tortilla
  • Shredded cheese (Oaxaca or chihuahua cheese ideally) or mozzarella and Monterey jack
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 2 jalapenos (remove seeds)
  • Cilantro
  • Vegetable oil


  1. Set griddle to medium high heat.
  1. While the griddle reaches temperature, prep the chicken. Butterfly both chicken breasts and season with Pit Boss GSP Rub and Sweet Heat Rub
  1. Drizzle oil onto the griddle and toss the chicken breast onto the cooktop, allowing it to cook for 6 minutes on each side.
  1. While chicken is cooking, julienne the green and red bell peppers. Then, cut the jalapeno in half, remove seeds, and cut into strips. Finely chop the cilantro.
  1. Remove the chicken from the griddle and allow it to cool.
  1. Either slice the chicken into strips or shred.
  1. Set griddle to medium heat and warm the tortillas on the cooktop, flipping to evenly cook each side.
  1. When the tortillas are ready, begin assembling the quesadilla by placing the shredded cheese on one half of the tortilla, followed by the veggies and chicken – all on the same side.
  1. Fold the tortilla over to cover the filling and press, cooking each side for 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is golden brown.
  1. Remove from griddle and enjoy!
Recipe Note

This recipe can be made on any of our griddles, but we recommend the Pit Boss 4-Burner Ultimate Griddle to get the job done best.