Quick Chicken Quesadillas

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

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

quesadillas

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.
Makes 4 quesadillas
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
If you can't find the refrigerated seasoned chicken, substitute 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken.
Serve-With
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.
Variation
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:

1 Serving (1 Quesadilla)
  • Calories 580
    • (Calories from Fat 280),
  • Total Fat 32g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 2 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 1360mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.