Chicken Quesadillas

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 10
  • About This Recipe

    “I have found that it works great to make the “filling” up a head of time. Just prep and put in the refrigerator until needed. This is one of our favorite meals. NOTE: The friend who gave me this recipe uses canned cooked chicken. I’m sure the other precooked chicken tenders they sell now would also work.”

    Ingredients

  • 1lbboneless chicken breast
  • 1 (16ounce) jars salsa
  • 1/2 lbcheddar cheese, Shredded
  • 10 (8inch)flour tortillas
  • Directions

  • Broil the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink inside. Cool and then shred or cube the chicken. (I have found the slicer in my salad shooter works great for this!).
  • Mix chicken, salsa and cheese in a bowl.
  • Place 1/10th of the mixture on half of the tortilla, fold over and press down slightly to “seal”. You can moisten the edges with water to help the edges seal but I usually don’t. I’ve found pressing firmly so that the tortilla sticks to the mixtures works fine.
  • Bake at 400°F for about 5 minutes or until tortillas start to brown.
  • Serve with additional salsa, sour cream, or guacamole for dipping.
  • Goes well with refried beans and/or Spanish Rice.
  • Reviews

  • “This was so good that I HAD to log in and write my review. This was 20 out of 5 stars; one of the best dishes I’ve made and I’ve made a lot. And it’s SO easy! I did the following: seasoned the chicken with a little Adobo before grilling. In a separate pan, I sauteed some onions seasoned with a little salt, then at the last minute added some Goya black beans to the pan. I put the chicken, onions, beans, 1/2 lb cheddar cheese (found this was more than enough), and salsa (medium hot, might try hot next time) all in a bowl and mixed. Added another dash of Adobo and Cayenne Pepper as well. Used whole wheat tortillas and filled them, leaving some room along the edges so it wouldn’t spill over. Baked it in the oven for about 15 minutes. All I can say is: WOW!”

  • “Just made this tonight and I didn’t change a thing.It was fabulous!”

  • “Nummy! These were so quick and easy to put together and they tasted fantastic! What a simply-delicious dinner! Thank you!”

  • “Very easy and nice meld of flavors.My issue was that they didn’t brown in the oven.I still cut them up and then sprayed with butter flavored Pam and threw on the griddle (because I had it out) .Very nice and simple, especially because you can make the “stuffing” in advance.”

  • “These were soo great! I followed the recipe except I made my chicken on the stove with olive oil and I used whole wheat tortillas cause it was all I had! They were excellent! Great recipe.”

  • “Loved this dish!! Easy and tasty!I added more cheese to each quesadilla and added jalepenos to the mixture.It was awesome! Thanks!”

  • “These are a big hit at my house.Made 10 for the two of us – I had three and my husband had 4 for dinner and he ate the leftovers for lunch (heat up nice in microwave).Really cheezy and lots of flavor.Definately will make again.Thanks”

  • “Wonderful! Used low fat cheese and left over chicken.”

  • “These were really delicious. I have made them quite a few times and everyone enjoys them. They are so quick and easy, perfect for busy days.”

  • “Yummy & very easy to make. I made these for lunch, making 1/2 the recipe using a left over bbq’d chicken breast,multi-grain tortilla’s, mexican cheese, cheddar cheese & my homemade salsa. Great with sour cream. Next time I make these I am going to make the whole recipe & freeze some for a quick easy lunch or dinner served with a salad.”

  • “These were easy to make and were just the variety I needed for my menu.They came out soooo tasty!I used 1/2 pound of mexican fiesta shredded cheese and popped them in the toaster oven.I recommend using one of the Spanish rice recipes on ‘zaar as well.”

  • “These were so good and so very yummy! My 3 year old son even tried and loved it! We had some leftover and my husband took it to lunch the next day, he said it was great even leftover. I will definately make these again soon!”

  • “We had some leftover beer-b*** chicken which I used to make these.With a salad you have a complete meal — if you can eat the salad!One of these quesadillas is very good and very filling.What’s not to like?”

  • “This was so easy & so yummy!I used 2 corn tortillas instead of 1 flour, fiesta cheese blend instead of the cheddar & cut the tortillas into triangles after coming out of the oven. Since my kids don’t like the texture of the salsa, I cooked the chicken in no stick spray & a little salsa.As picky as they are about food – my DS & DD LOVED these! They ate twice as much & my DS came back later wanting one for a snack! THANKS Marg!”

  • “I have made these several times and all everyone at my house has to say about it is……YUM YUM!!!”

  • “These are delicious!I put my chicken breast in the crockpot with a little bit of water, a package of italian seasoning, small can of green chilli’s, and an onion and let it cook for six hours.It just shreds, and tastes delicious mixed with your ingredients.Thankyou”

  • “My family (DH, DS-8, DD-4) all thought these were good. We will be having them again.”

  • “A quick, fun meal made even quicker by using a 13 oz can of Member’s Mark Chicken Breast from Sam’s”

  • “I make this same thing all the time with leftover grilled chicken.I usually put one tortilla ontop of another instead of folding a tortilla in half.These freeze wonderfully (put waxpaper between each)For really quick we just heat them in the microwave but we like ours best heated in the skillet with just a touch of olive oil.”

  • “Mmmmm so good and sooo easy!! We loved them, I used some tortillas I had in the freezer, flavoured sun dried tomato, and did mine in the oven as suggested but mine took about 10 minutes.Served them with Spanish rice, a nice combination.I made the whole recipe and there are just two of us, so I wrapped the left over filling, with some spanish rice added and rolled them up like burittos and froze them, will be nice reheated for lunches. Thanks for sharing, we’ll be doing these again!!”

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