Baked Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
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Baked Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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"I created these after ordering something similar at a local restaurant," explains Deborah Hord of Concord, North Carolina. "My husband loves the crispy tortillas and spicy filling."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2-4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2-4 servings


  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 package (6 ounces) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, well drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Shredded lettuce, sliced ripe olives and chopped tomatoes, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 323 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 936mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Coat one side of two tortillas with cooking spray; place coated side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Top each with chicken, tomatoes and cheese. Cover with remaining tortillas; spritz tops with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into wedges. Garnish with lettuce, olives and tomatoes if desired. Yield: 2-4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Chicken Quesadillas in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p63

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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ckbray User ID: 5521724 254088
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"This recipe is super easy and super good!!! The southwest Perdue short cuts are soooo good!"

arkanjel User ID: 2891463 86524
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"easy and very tasty!! Used whole wheat tortillas..."

lacrosse16 User ID: 2063005 54113
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Excellent! My husband loved them."

CWyatt User ID: 3826639 88946
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2010

"I made my own fresh chicken with Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning, as well as homemade guacamole to go on top. Delish!"

hatiej User ID: 1197656 88945
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"I think the next time I make these I will use my own chicken that I season...ready made chicken isn't very good in my opinion."

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