Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

Old El Paso® salsa and tortillas provide a simple addition to homemade chicken quesadilla that's ready in 35 minutes. Perfect if you love Mexican cuisine.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 3

Ingredients

3
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2
large onion, thinly sliced
1/2
cup frozen corn
1 1/2
cups shredded cooked chicken
1
cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz)
1
tablespoon finely chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can)
2
tablespoons chopped cilantro
6
(8-inch) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas
6
tablespoons Old El Paso™ Salsa
  • 1 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper, onion and corn; cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 5 minutes or until bell pepper and onion is softened. Remove from heat; stir in chicken, cheese, chipotle chile and cilantro.
  • 2 Brush one side of each tortilla with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. With oiled side down, spread 2 tablespoons salsa onto each of 3 tortillas. Spread about 1 cup of chicken mixture on each tortilla over salsa. Top each with remaining tortillas, oiled side up.
  • 3 Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 1 quesadilla at a time 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until tortilla is golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla in half.

Expert Tips

The rotisserie chicken sold at almost any grocery store is perfect for this recipe.

Chipotle chiles are smoked, dried jalapeños. They are often sold canned in a vinegary tomato sauce called “adobo.” They can be quite hot, so feel free to adjust the amount used to suite your taste. The one tablespoon of chiles in this recipe gives a medium-hot result.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
650
(
Calories from Fat
290),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
1250mg
1250%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.