Margarita Chicken Quesadillas

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + marinating Cook: 5 min./batch


16 wedges

Updated: Sep. 22, 2022
Quesadillas have never tasted as good as when they are filled with slightly sweet onions and peppers and topped with lime butter and salt. It's the perfect balance of sweet and savory. This version is the perfect recipe for a summer party—or a fantastic way to bring a little bit of summer into the cold winter months. —Stephanie Bright, Simpsonville, South Carolina
Margarita Chicken Quesadillas Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 3/4 cup thawed frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet orange pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges, optional


  1. Place chicken in a large bowl. Add limeade concentrate and turn to coat. Cover bowl; refrigerate for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion and sweet peppers in oil until tender; season with salt and pepper. Remove and set aside; wipe out skillet. Drain chicken, discarding marinade.
  3. Grill chicken, covered, on a greased rack over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Cut chicken into 1/4-in. strips; set aside. On half of each tortilla, layer Monterey Jack cheese, chicken, pepper mixture and cheddar cheese; fold over. Combine butter and lime juice; brush over tortillas.
  4. In same skillet used to cook vegetables, cook quesadillas over medium heat until cheese is melted, 2-3 minutes per side. Keep warm in oven while cooking remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Sprinkle with cilantro; serve with lime wedges if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 wedge: 204 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.