Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas

Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Total 20 mins

These easy to make Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas are great for lunch or dinner! Stuffed with shredded chicken, grilled pineapple and tangy barbecue sauce, they are the perfect combination of savory and sweet. 

Craving quesadillas? Also try my recipe for Pulled Pork And Caramelized Onion Quesadillas.

Easy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas

Let me just tell you, Daylight Savings Time can not come soon enough for this girl! An extra hour of sun at night? Having sunlight for photos past 5:30?! It is going to be awesome and I am counting down the days (4 days if you were curious). Then pictures, like the ones of these Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas, hopefully won’t happen! I had about 10 minutes before the sun was gone and trying to beat the clock always makes me stress…which ends up with me taking crappy photos.

These Easy Quesadillas Are Full Of Fresh Ingredients 

So while the photos may not show it, trust me when I say that these chicken quesadillas were fabulous! I had no leftovers for pictures the next day…and really can not wait to have these again! I loved the combination of flavors and all the fresh ingredients in these. In case you missed it, check out how to easily break down and grill your pineapple for the recipe below!

How To Make Chicken Quesadillas

Yield: 4 Servings

Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas

Easy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Stuffed with shredded chicken, grilled pineapple and tangy barbecue sauce, these Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas are perfect for lunch or dinner.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 8 whole Flour Tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups Grilled Pineapple, chopped
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 whole Jalapeno, Sliced (seeded if you want to cut the heat)
  • Cilantro
  • 3 Tablespoons Barbecue Sauce


Warm griddle over medium heat and put sizzling butter or margarine in the pan. Slightly warm and toast tortillas on both sides, then remove from griddle and set aside.

To assemble, sprinkle four browned tortillas with grated Monterey Jack. Arrange chicken slices evenly over the surface. Add pineapple slices and jalapeno slices. Sprinkle on cilantro, corn, and beans. Drizzle barbecue sauce over the top. Add second browned tortilla on top of each one. (You’ll have four complete quesadillas at this point.)

Add to oven to warm, or back to skillet to warm, until cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into six wedges. Serve with sour cream, pico de gallo, and lime wedges.


Adapted from Pioneer Woman

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 967Total Fat: 45gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 165mgSodium: 1328mgCarbohydrates: 81gFiber: 7gSugar: 14gProtein: 60g

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20 Responses
  1. Christina

    I just made this for dinner tonight! Kids (aka picky teens) loved it : ) I kept eating the grilled pineapple.

    1. Jessica

      Awesome! Glad y’all liked them! I always make extra pineapple because I sit there munching on it the entire time I am cooking! 😉

  2. ErinsFoodFiles

    This sounds delicious! I recently bought a pineapple for snacking, I wish I had enough left for quesadillas. 🙁

  3. Stephanie

    i made this dish… but stupid me, forgot the chicken – so added some tomatoes!
    While baking the pineapple (too lazy to get the grilling pan downstairs) I added some sweet & sour sauce.
    Really really yummy… thanks for the good idea!
    Your cooking skills will def be appreciated on the INTERNATIONAL COOKING CLUB blog that I started. Have a look and hope to cook together soon!
    Baci Chef Steph

  4. Nicole@HeatOvenTo350

    I hadn’t even realized that there would be an hour extra of sunlight, but you’re totally right! Thanks for that happy reminder. These quesadillas look delicious, rushed photo or not. I love the taste of grilled pineapple.

  5. mopho

    I may be mistaken, but I was under the impression that we would be losing an hour tonight, which means that the sun will set approximately an hour earlier tomorrow than it did today.

  6. natalie (the sweets life)

    oh i am with you on the light—i think my husband is sick of super early dinners 🙂

    these look AWESOME! definitely trying sometime soon!

  7. Jessica

    I totally get where you’re coming from with the light issue! I deal with this all the time, especially because the one place in my tiny little apartment that gets any major sunlight is on the East side of the building (where the sun rises, not where it sets). And the overhead lights in my dining room and kitchen make all of my pictures look yellow! Glad I’m not the only one excited about having an extra hour to photograph dinner. 🙂

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