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Chicken Quesadilla

This Chicken Quesadilla is crispy on the outside and stuffed with juicy chicken, tender veggies, and loads of gooey cheese. These easy quesadillas are a crowd favorite!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: chicken and cheese, easy appetizer, kid friendly
Servings: 5 large quesadillas
Calories: 481kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth
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Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breasts cubed into bite sized pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 2 (1 oz) packets taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Salt to taste

Quesadilla

  • 10 fajita sized flour tortillas
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

Filling

  • Place cubed chicken, diced peppers, and onion into a large bowl then toss with the taco seasoning until well combined. Set aside.
  • Heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, add in the chicken and veggie mixture and cook, stirring regularly, for about 10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables have cooked to your liking.
  • Taste and re-season, if necessary, then remove from the heat and set aside.
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Quesadilla

  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-low heat.
  • While the pan is heating, assemble one quesadilla.
  • Lay a tortilla flat on a clean work surface.
  • Top with 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese, layer on 1/2 cup filling, top with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, then place another tortilla on top.
  • Cook until the tortillas are golden brown and the cheese has melted, flipping once.
  • Repeat to make remaining quesadillas.

  • Cut into quarters, then serve with your choice of toppings and enjoy!
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Notes

If you’d like to make 10 smaller quesadillas, fill 1 tortilla with 1/4 cup of each cheese and 1/4 cup filling, fold in half, then cook on each side until golden.
Nutrition information is for 1/2 of a large quesadilla. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5large quesadilla | Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1114mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1168IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 466mg | Iron: 3mg