Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas

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.

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!

Grilled Pineapple and Chicken Quesadillas

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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


  • 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:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 967 Total Fat: 45g Saturated Fat: 23g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 165mg Sodium: 1328mg Carbohydrates: 81g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 60g

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