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Chicken Quesadillas Recipe
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Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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This 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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 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 (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Sour cream and guacamole

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 477 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 901 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, combine the first six ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Brush one 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.
  3. Fold plain side of tortilla over cheese. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Cut into wedges; serve with sour cream and guacamole. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Quesadillas in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 477 calories, 26 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 106 mg cholesterol, 901 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

"I added cream cheese to the first six ingredients. I cooked mine a little different, but used this recipe as my basic building block! They were a hit....even with my picky eaters (kids 4 & 8)! We also cooked some refried beans to go along with it! I had cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot the evening before, and used the leftover chicken to make these quesadillas. Easy, quick, tasty meal! I highly suggest adding the cream cheese though! Keeps them from getting dry and makes them extra creamy! Yum!"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"This recipe is great fast and delicious for everyone in our household!!!! Thank you"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2014

"I cooked my chicken in chili lime sauce and baked the quesadilla in my quesadilla cooker but otherwise mad as written. Really good."

Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

"My family and I enjoyed this meal! The thing I did different was I did not use oregano and I boiled the chicken with one cube of bouillon."

Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"My husband loves quesadillas and this one is now his favorite one to make. After making the chicken mixture he just uses the skillet on top of the stove to lay the tortilla flat, then adds the cheese and mixture topped off with another tortilla. Flip it once and it is perfect."

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