Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Quesadillas

Dinner ready in 25 minutes! Enjoy grilled chicken quesadillas made with Old El Paso® flour tortillas. Perfect if you love Mexican cuisine.

By Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • Total Time 25 Minutes
  • Prep Time 10 Minutes
  • Servings 4
  • Ingredients 6


  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 Old El Paso™ flour tortillas (8 inches in diameter)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, drained
  • Old El Paso™ Thick ‘n Chunky salsa, if desired


Step 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Mix chicken and cilantro.

Step 2 Place 1 tortilla on 30x18-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Top with one-fourth of the chicken mixture, 1/4 cup of the cheese and one-fourth of the chilies. Top with another tortilla. Wrap foil securely around tortillas; pierce top of foil packet once or twice with fork to vent steam.

Step 3 Repeat with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture, cheese and chilies. Cover and grill foil packets, seam sides up, 4 to 6 inches from medium heat about 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Step 4 Cut quesadillas into wedges. Serve with salsa.


Calories505(Calories from Fat180),Total Fat20g(Saturated Fat8g,),Cholesterol85mgSodium760mgTotal Carbohydrate50g(Dietary Fiber3g),Protein34g;% Daily Value*:Iron22%; Exchanges:3 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Use deli roasted chicken if you don't have leftover cooked chicken on hand.
For a super-quick side dish, combine hot cooked rice with salsa or with melted process cheese spread. Top with sliced ripe olives and chopped green onions for a festive look.
If you don't want to heat up the grill, cook the filled tortillas in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, turning after 2 minutes, until light golden brown.