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Chicken Quesadillas

September 26, 2013Danita

chicken quesadillas

As I looked back through my recent pictures to decide what to write about, I realized….We have had a lot of Mexican food  lately. Thankfully, my family enjoys it.  

We had these Chicken Quesadillas with our Big Red Soup on Saturday.  They were made with an extra piece of chicken left from the night before. The best part about quesadillas is how easy they are to make.  We love them as an addition to any Mexican meal, as quick lunch or Sunday night dinner.  Not to mention, it’s a great way to use up that one piece of leftover chicken.

Here’s the Recipe:

(printable recipe card below)

Chicken – cooked and chopped (I also make them with pork or beef but chicken is our favorite)

Cheese – Mexican, cheddar or Jack-Cheedar mix

Tomatoes – canned or fresh

Flour tortillas


Toppings: Salsa, Sour Cream,  Jalapenos, Cilantro

Heat skillet over high heat – I have a designated “tortilla skillet”  (see picture)

If using “left over” chicken heat it in pan first.  Remove and set aside

Butter one side of the tortilla

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Place tortilla, butter side down, on hot skillet

On half the tortilla place chicken, tomatoes and cheese

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Fold the other half of tortilla over toppings

Cook on both sides until golden brown

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Cut in half and serve with salsa, sour cream or jalapenos

 Quesadilla….ANOTHER great way to use leftovers!

Serves 4
Made with chicken, beef or pork. Another great way to use leftovers for an addition to any Mexican meal or to make a quick and easy lunch.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. Cooked and chopped chicken
  2. Butter
  3. Flour tortillas - 4 small
  4. Cheese - Cheddar or Mexican blend - about 3/4 cup
  5. Tomatoes (optional)
  6. Toppings
  7. Salsa
  8. Sour Cream
  9. Jalapenos
  10. Cilantro
  1. Heat skillet over high heat. If using leftover chicken heat thoroughly in skillet, remove and set aside
  2. Butter one side of each tortilla
  3. Place tortilla on hot skillet, butter side down
  4. On one half of tortilla place chicken, tomatoes and cheese
  5. Fold other side of tortilla over filling
  6. Grill until golden brown on both sides
  7. Cut in half and serve with toppings
  1. When I need to make a large number of these I use my big electric griddle. If making them one at a time keep them in the oven on 175-200 until ready to serve.
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  • Joanne T Ferguson (@mickeydownunder)

    February 15, 2014 at 1:46 AM

    G’day! I love quesadillas and yours looks yum right now!
    Thanks for sharing as part of Foodie Friends Friday Snack Foods Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  • Joanne/WineLady Cooks

    February 14, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    A great way to use leftovers. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Snack Foods Party this week. These would make a great snack while watching a family movie. Pinned and shared.

  • tumbleweedcontessa

    October 4, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    One of my favorites. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Hope to see you tomorrow with a pumpkin dish.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  • Rosey

    September 29, 2013 at 7:55 AM

    I wanted some quesadillas last night and was overruled for pizza. Can you imagine?? 🙂

    1. Danita

      September 29, 2013 at 5:25 PM

      It is hard to imagine, but the same thing has happened to me. Why can’t they just think of quesadillas as Mexican stuffed pizza?

  • teams96

    September 26, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Yum! I have that same cast iron pan. 🙂

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