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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 serving (1 each) equals 323 calories, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 936 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g 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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Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

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

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Excellent! My husband loved them."

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!"

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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