Looking for the All-American Quesadilla? Let’s get patriotic, stop counting calories, upgrade that coke to a Big Gulp and do this!

Zesty Ranch BBQ Chicken Quesadilla from GirlCarnivore.com

There is nothing healthy about a quesadilla. Essentially, I slimmed the carbs out of the way and shoved more cheese into an over-glorified pressed sandwich. Then I googled everything America loves and shoved bacon, ranch, and chicken in there too – a winning combination clogging the arteries and topping pizzas in an ongoing trend nationwide.

And you know what, I even put a little avocado on there for you health-conscious types looking to slim your waistline with good-for-you fats. All in all, it was pretty glorious. So, get patriotic, stop counting calories, upgrade that coke to a Big Gulp and let’s do this.

One glorious bite at a time.

Zesty Ranch BBQ Bacon Chicken Quesadilla | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

What is not to love about meat and cheese pressed between two toasted tortillas? The next time you’re craving a quesadilla, give one of these a try!

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Zesty Ranch BBQ Bacon Chicken Quesadilla

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Zesty Ranch BBQ Bacon Chicken Quesadilla | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com
One of our favorite quick recipes, this chicken quesadilla is loaded with bacon, ranch and cheese!


  • flour tortillas
  • 2 slices cooked bacon diced
  • 1/4 small onion minced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken chopped
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 – 4 tbs zesty ranch dressing
  • 4 oz monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 1 avocado sliced


  • Mix the chopped bacon, chicken, onion and barbecue sauce in a bowl together.
  • Preheat griddle or quesadilla press.
  • Arrange a torilla on a flat surface. Spread bbq chicken mixture evenly over leaving a 1″ border. Top with zesty ranch dressing, cheese, and some avocado. Finish off with another tortilla.
  • Press until golden and cheese is melted.
  • Repeat with remaining ingredients.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 768kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 1309mg | Potassium: 1003mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 794IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 475mg | Iron: 3mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Kita Roberts

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Perfectly grilled tortillas just oozing out layers of cheese, bacon, chicken and avocado. So Good!

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Kita is a multi-talented individual, boasting numerous accomplishments such as being an award-winning recipe developer, world-traveled professional photographer, and journalist. As the lead creative force behind Girl Carnivore®, she is widely recognized as an authority on all things meat.


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  1. That looks amazing and we will certainly be making that. Love quick and easy meals for during the week!

  2. That looks so much better than the sad sandwich I have packed to take with me to work for dinner tonight. Do you deliver? Also, I enjoy the gif. I have been meaning to try them out myself but always forget to take the photos for it.

  3. You’re speakin’ my language here. (Anything that starts with “there’s nothing healthy about…” is my kinda thing.)