Chicken Verde Quesadillas Recipe
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Chicken Verde Quesadillas Recipe

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I used the corn, peppers and zucchini in my fridge to create these quick and easy quesadillas. Dollop with sour cream and you're good to go. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups (about 7-1/2 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups frozen grilled chicken breast strips, thawed and chopped
  • 3/4 cup green enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Pico de gallo, optional
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla (calculated without pico de gallo and sour cream): 1083 calories, 55g fat (27g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 2449mg sodium, 94g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 8g fiber), 56g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, corn, zucchini and poblano pepper; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until tender. Add chicken, enchilada sauce, cilantro, salt and pepper; heat through.
  2. Brush remaining oil over one side of each tortilla. Place half of the tortillas on two baking sheets, oiled side down. Sprinkle each with 1/2 cup cheese and top with 1 cup chicken mixture, remaining cheese and remaining tortillas, oiled side up. Bake until golden brown and cheese is melted, 7-9 minutes. If desired, serve with pico de gallo and sour cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Verde Quesadillas in Simple & Delicious February/March 2015

Sweet White Wine

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

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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 247916
Reviewed May. 6, 2016

"These were pretty good, and something different to make. But after eating them, I'm not sure if I am a huge fan of the green sauce. I liked that they had zucchini and corn in them. I do not like cilantro, so I omitted that. I think I would make them again but using the traditional sauce."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 228119
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2015

"This was delicious! The only thing I changed was a used leftover rotiserre chicken so it wouldn't go to waste. The only thing I would change is to spice it up a little if you like spicy foods. Next time I will use some cayenne pepper and maybe a little jalapeno."

kblackbird User ID: 1427193 220283
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"I left out the chicken and added black beans instead. Yummy!"

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