Chicken Verde Quesadillas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
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
Chicken Verde Quesadillas Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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


  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 until tender, 8-10 minutes. Add chicken, enchilada sauce, cilantro, salt and pepper; heat through.
  2. Brush remaining oil over 1 side of each tortilla. Place half of the tortillas on 2 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.

Nutrition 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.

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