Quick Chicken Quesadillas

Quick Chicken Quesadillas

Feeding a family is a snap with this dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes. By Betty Crocker Kitchens
  • 25 Minutes Prep
    25 Minutes Total
  • 4 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 6 oz refrigerated cooked Southwest-flavor chicken breast strips (from 9- or 12-oz package)
  • 1/2 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch; 8 tortillas)
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups finely shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend (8 oz)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. In small bowl, mix chicken and salsa.
  2. Spray 1 side of 1 tortilla with cooking spray; place sprayed side down in 10-inch nonstick skillet. Layer with one-fourth of the chicken mixture and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with another tortilla; spray top of tortilla with cooking spray.
  3. Cook uncovered over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, carefully turning after 2 minutes, until golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese. To serve, cut quesadillas into wedges. Serve with sour cream and, if desired, additional salsa.

Expert Tips

  • If you can't find the refrigerated seasoned chicken, substitute 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken.
  • A salad of fresh melon chunks, pineapple and berries, plus glasses of lemonade or iced tea will add a cool, fresh touch to these yummy quesadillas.
  • To make Quick Chicken-Vegetable Quesadillas, sprinkle 2 tablespoons chopped tomato, 1 tablespoon sliced ripe olives and 1 tablespoon sliced green onions over the cheese for each quesadilla.


Calories580(Calories from Fat280),Total Fat32g(Saturated Fat16g,Trans Fat2 1/2g),Cholesterol85mgSodium1360mgTotal Carbohydrate45g(Dietary Fiber0g Sugars3g),Protein29g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A15%;Vitamin C0%;Calcium60%;Iron15%; Exchanges:2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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