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chicken quesadillas sliced and stacked on top of each other

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken quesadillas are a delicious low key dinner or appetizer you can make at home in less than twenty minutes.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Tex Mex
Keyword chicken quesadillas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
cool time 2 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 373 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


For the filling

  • 1 ½ cups cooked shredded chicken
  • ½ cup corn kernels cooked corn or sliced corn off of a corn cob, canned (drained) corn can also be used
  • ½ green bell pepper diced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • ¼ cup diced red onion diced
  • ½ cup black beans drained, rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup shredded mexican cheese blend

Additional ingredients

  • 4 Flour tortillas or whole grain, tortillas of choice
  • 2 tablespoon butter softened, so spreadable
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro


  1. Make the filling. Add the shredded chicken, corn, peppers. Onion and black beans to a medium size bowl and lightly toss. Pour on the lime juice, garlic powder, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and toss lightly to coat everything.
  2. Heat a skillet on the stovetop to medium heat. Spread some of the butter onto one of the tortillas. Enough to cover the tortilla in a light layer of butter. Add the tortilla, butter side down, to the hot pan and sprinkle on some of the cheese, then spread ½ of the filling onto the tortilla, covering the whole surface of the tortilla. Top with more cheese and another tortilla. Spread more butter onto the other tortilla quickly.

  3. Let it cook for about 1-2 minutes, then carefully use a large spatula to flip the quesadilla over. Let it cook for 1-2 more minutes until it is nice and golden brown.

  4. Remove the quesadilla from the pan and let it cool for a few minutes. Cook the other quesadilla while the first one is cooling.

  5. Serve. Slice the quesadilla into triangles and serve with some homemade salsa and sour cream. Top with fresh cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 373 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 981mg43%
Potassium 381mg11%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 893IU18%
Vitamin C 43mg52%
Calcium 233mg23%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.