Quick Chicken Quesadillas

Ann Stuart, a Betty Crocker Kitchens test kitchen expert, shares a recipe. Feeding a family is a snap with this dinner that's on the table in less than 30 minutes.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

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

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Quesadilla
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
32%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
1360mg
1360%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
29g
29%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
60%;
Iron
15%;
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.