Chicken Quesadillas Recipes

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This is a great recipe for parties. I freeze the leftovers; they reheat quite well. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.

Provided by Heather

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     Latin American     Mexican

Time 55m

Yield 20

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced
1 (1.27 ounce) packet fajita seasoning
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 green bell peppers, chopped
2 red bell peppers, chopped
1 onion, chopped
10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon bacon bits
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • Preheat the broiler. Grease a baking sheet.
  • Toss the chicken with the fajita seasoning, then spread onto the baking sheet. Place under the broiler and cook until the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the green bell peppers, red bell peppers, onion, and chicken. Cook and stir until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Layer half of each tortilla with the chicken and vegetable mixture, then sprinkle with the Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and Monterey Jack. Fold the tortillas in half and Place onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake quesadillas in the preheated oven until the cheeses have melted, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 244.2 calories, Carbohydrate 21.8 g, Cholesterol 34.9 mg, Fat 11.3 g, Fiber 1.7 g, Protein 13.7 g, SaturatedFat 5.5 g, Sodium 504.3 mg, Sugar 1.8 g


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Provided by ratherbeswimmin

Categories     Chicken

Time 55m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 11

2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
2/3 cup salsa
1/3 cup sliced green onion
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
6 8-inch flour tortillas
1/4 cup butter or 1/4 cup margarine, melted
2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
sour cream


  • In a skillet, combine the first 6 ingredients.
  • Over medium heat, cook uncovered, for 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  • Brush one side of tortillas with butter.
  • Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture over half of unbuttered side of each tortilla.
  • Sprinkle with 1/3 cup of cheese; fold in half.
  • Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 475 degrees for 10 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.
  • Cut into wedges; serve with sour cream and guacamole.


Chicken Fajita Quesadillas Recipe by Tasty image

Here's what you need: chicken breast, taco seasoning, vegetable oil, onion, garlic cloves, bell peppers, lime, tortillas, butter, shredded cheese

Provided by Tasty

Categories     Appetizers

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 10

3 breasts chicken breast
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic cloves, sliced
3 bell peppers, sliced
1 lime, juiced
8 tortillas
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups shredded cheese, mexican blend


  • Slice the chicken breasts into strips, about an inch apart, and coat with taco seasoning. In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil and cook chicken until no longer pink and slightly charred. Remove cooked chicken from the skillet.
  • Heat another Tbsp. oil, add onion and garlic and cook for a couple minutes until it's slightly translucent. Add the peppers, and cook slightly, then mix in the cooked chicken. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a clean pan, melt a bit of butter. Add a tortilla and move it around until it's buttery. Add cheese, then fajita mixture, then more cheese, then top with another tortilla and pat it down.
  • Flip the quesadilla over and cook the other side until it's golden. Remove from pan and cut into quarters. Repeat these steps with the remaining tortillas.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 863 calories, Carbohydrate 66 grams, Fat 40 grams, Fiber 5 grams, Protein 57 grams, Sugar 11 grams


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With a few simple shortcut ingredients, you can have warm and cheesy homemade quesadillas on the dinner table in less than half an hour. If you need to master the basic steps of how to make chicken quesadilla, this is the place to start.

Provided by By Betty Crocker Kitchens

Categories     Entree

Time 25m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 6

6 oz refrigerated cooked Southwest-flavor chicken breast strips (from 9- or 12-oz package)
1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch; 8 tortillas)
Cooking spray
2 cups finely shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
1/4 cup sour cream


  • Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. In small bowl, mix chicken and salsa.
  • Spray 1 side of 1 tortilla with cooking spray; place sprayed side down on work surface. Layer with one-fourth of the chicken mixture and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with another tortilla; spray top of tortilla with cooking spray.
  • Cook in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, carefully turning after 2 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese. To serve, cut quesadillas into wedges. Serve with sour cream and, if desired, additional salsa.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 580, Carbohydrate 45 g, Cholesterol 85 mg, Fat 3, Fiber 0 g, Protein 29 g, SaturatedFat 16 g, ServingSize 1 Quesadilla, Sodium 1360 mg, Sugar 3 g, TransFat 2 1/2 g


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For this effortless entree, I sandwiches cooked chicken, tomato, onion and cheese inside tortillas, then warms them on a griddle until the cheese is gooey. I garnish them with sour cream, your favorite salsa and refried beans.-Sacha K. Roach, Warsaw, Ohio

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 15m

Yield 2 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 6

4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 medium tomato, diced
1 package (9 ounces) frozen diced cooked chicken, thawed and chopped


  • Brush one side of each tortilla with butter. Place two tortillas, buttered side down, on a griddle; sprinkle with cheese, onion, tomato and chicken. Top with remaining tortillas, buttered side up. Cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 683 calories, Fat 29g fat (16g saturated fat), Cholesterol 147mg cholesterol, Sodium 1190mg sodium, Carbohydrate 59g carbohydrate (4g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 48g protein.


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Cheesy quesadillas filled with a mixture of tender chicken and spicy tomatoes

Provided by Food Network

Time 30m

Yield 4 servings (1 quesadilla each)

Number Of Ingredients 5

PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Mexican Diced Tomatoes with Lime Juice & Cilantro, undrained
4 flour tortillas (10 inch)
2 cups shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend (2 cups = 8 oz)


  • 1. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add chicken and undrained tomatoes; cook 10 minutes or until chicken pieces are no longer pink in centers and liquid has evaporated, stirring frequently.
  • 2. Spread chicken mixture evenly onto bottom half of each tortilla to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese over chicken mixture on each tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half to cover filling.
  • 3. Clean skillet. Spray with additional cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook quesadillas 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Cut into wedges to serve.


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Categories     Cheese     Chicken     Poultry     Appetizer     Cocktail Party     Summer     Grill/Barbecue     Gourmet     Peanut Free     Tree Nut Free     Soy Free

Yield Makes 8 hors d'oeuvre or 4 main-course servings

Number Of Ingredients 12

3 1/2 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken (from a 2 1/2-lb bird)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
5 oz coarsely grated Monterey Jack cheese (with or without hot peppers; 2 cups)
8 (7-inch) flour tortillas
Accompaniments: sour cream; salsa; fresh cilantro sprigs
Garnish: lime wedges
Special Equipment
a well-seasoned ridged grill pan


  • Sprinkle chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Cook onion with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in oil in a 10- to 12-inch skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute, then transfer to a large bowl. Add chicken to onion mixture along with cheese.
  • Put 1 tortilla on a cutting board and spread 1/2 cup chicken mixture over half of tortilla, then fold other half over to form a half-moon, pressing firmly on seam. Assemble 7 more quesadillas in same manner.
  • Heat lightly oiled grill pan over high heat until it begins to smoke, then reduce heat to moderate and grill quesadillas, 2 at a time, turning over once, until cheese is melted and golden brown grill marks appear, about 4 minutes total per batch. Transfer with a spatula to cutting board and cut in half.


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These easy, budget-friendly chicken quesadillas make a quick lunch for two or a simple party snack and are a great way to use up leftover roast chicken

Provided by Sara Buenfeld

Time 16m

Number Of Ingredients 8

4 tbsp hot salsa from a jar
2 large flour tortillas, seeded or plain
215g can kidney beans, drained and roughly mashed
1 spring onion, chopped
50g leftover roast chicken, shredded (use the last of the meat on the carcass)
85g grated mature cheddar
½ a 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped (optional)
oil, for brushing


  • Spread 2 tbsp salsa onto each tortilla, then evenly top one of them with the beans, spring onion, chicken and cheddar. Scatter with coriander, if you have it. Sandwich with the other tortilla, then brush with oil.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan, then cook the tortilla, oil-side down, for 4 mins. Carefully turn over with a palette knife (or by turning it out onto a plate, sliding it back into the pan), then cook for 2 mins on the other side until golden. Serve cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 533 calories, Fat 29 grams fat, SaturatedFat 12 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 44 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 7 grams sugar, Fiber 6 grams fiber, Protein 27 grams protein, Sodium 3.18 milligram of sodium


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This chicken quesadilla recipe has an impressive look and taste with little preparation. The leftover chicken gets Mexican flair from cumin in this fun main dish. -Linda Wetzel, Woodland Park, Colorado

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner     Lunch

Time 30m

Yield 6 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 10

2-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
2/3 cup salsa
1/3 cup sliced green onions
3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sour cream and guacamole


  • In a large skillet, combine the first 6 ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until heated through, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. , Brush 1 side of tortillas with butter; place buttered side down on a lightly greased baking sheet. Spoon 1/3 cup chicken mixture over half of each tortilla; sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. , Fold plain side of tortilla over cheese. Bake at 375° until crisp and golden brown, 9-11 minutes. Cut into wedges; serve with sour cream and guacamole.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 477 calories, Fat 26g fat (13g saturated fat), Cholesterol 106mg cholesterol, Sodium 901mg sodium, Carbohydrate 27g carbohydrate (1g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 31g protein.


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Provided by Ree Drummond : Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 40m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 18

12 large flour tortillas
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 1/2 cups grated cheese (Monterey Jack is the best)
2 pounds skinless chicken breasts
Pico de Gallo, for serving, recipe follows
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons taco or Cajun seasoning mix
1 large onion, cut in half and then into slices
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into strips
1 yellow bell pepper
12 tablespoons butter, for frying
12 Roma tomatoes (slightly under ripe is fine)
3 yellow or red onions
2 cups fresh cilantro leaves
2 to 3 jalapenos
1 lime


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Add the chicken to the skillet and saute over medium-high heat until done, about 4 minute per side. Remove from the skillet and dice into cubes. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to the skillet over high heat. Throw in the onions and peppers and cook until the peppers have a few dark brown/black areas, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Sizzle 1/2 tablespoon of the butter in a separate skillet or griddle over medium heat and lay a flour tortilla in the skillet. Then build the quesadillas by laying grated cheese on the bottom tortilla, and then arranging the chicken and cooked peppers. Top with a little more grated cheese and top with a second tortilla.
  • When the tortilla is golden on the first side, carefully flip the quesadilla to the other side, adding another 1/2 tablespoon butter to the skillet at the same time. Continue cooking until the second side is golden. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and fillings.
  • Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve with Pico de Gallo.
  • Dice up equal quantities of tomatoes and onions. Roughly chop the cilantro.
  • Now, slice 1 or 2 jalapenos in half. With a spoon, scrape out the seeds. (If you like things spicy, leave in some of the white membranes.) Dice the jalapenos very finely; you want a hint of heat and jalapeno flavor, but you don't want to cause any fires. Now dump the four ingredients into a bowl.
  • Slice the lime in half and squeeze the juice from half the lime into the bowl. Sprinkle with salt, and stir together until combined. Be sure to taste the pico de gallo and adjust the seasonings, adding salt or more diced jalapeno if needed.

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