Easy Chicken Quesadillas

Francine Lizotte


Absolutely delicious, this easy dish is a great meal to have anytime you're craving Mexican food! Although simple and quick to prepare, this recipe has bold flavors everyone will enjoy!


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2 servings
10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, plus more for chicken if needed
  • 2 large
    green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 large
    red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large
    jalapeno pepper, seeded, ribs removed and finely chopped
  • 1 large
    chicken breast, poached and shredded
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    taco seasoning
  • ·
    red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 4 large
    flour tortillas
  • ·
    extra-old cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 small
    can corn kernels, drained and warmed
  • 1 large
    ripe avocado, pitted, sliced and peeled
  • ·
    fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • ·
    mexican crema (substitute light sour cream)

How to Make Easy Chicken Quesadillas


  1. In a medium skillet over medium, heat oil. Season chicken breast and cook on both sides in hot oil until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  2. In the same skillet, add onions, red and jalapeño peppers; sauté until just tender, 3 minutes. Meanwhile, heat up the kernels and keep warm. Transfer sautéed veggies to a bowl; set aside. Return sliced chicken to the pan and season with *Old El Paso and chili flakes. Warm it up until ready to assemble
  3. Preheat oven to 170ºF. In a large saucepan over medium, heat pan until very warm. Add, one at a time, tortilla; spread cheese on half of the tortilla, 4 slices chicken, top with sautéed veggies, niblets, 4 slices avocado and sprinkle with cilantro. Fold tortilla over half and using a spatula, press down to flatten tortilla.
  4. Cook until tortilla is browned and carefully flip quesadilla over; cook until browned. Place quesadilla on a baking sheet and transfer in preheated oven while cooking the rest. Slice quesadillas in thirds and serve with salsa and/or sour cream
  5. Note: For more “heat” add ancho chili powder
  6. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtube.com/watch?v=zjTWdEUG9rQ

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