Chicken Quesadillas

Enjoying the company of family and friends in your home doesn’t always necessitate a special occassion and tons of work. Here is the perfect dish to enjoy with coffee, tea or serve with some salsa and sour cream. Chicken and cheese are flavored with tomatoes, herbs and buttermilk dressing and encased in a crunchy tortilla. You can do all the prep work ahead of time and simply brown them in the skillet once your guests have arrived. This is also a great option for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner. I make this quite often and especially when we have a houseful of teenagers.

Yields: 5 quesadillas 

Ingredients:

5 cups cooked chicken, chopped

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

5 Tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, minced (or 1-2 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped)

1 small red bell pepper, minced, optional

1 small garlic clove, minced

2-3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced

3/4  cup mayonnaise

1  1/4 cup buttermilk

salt, pepper

2 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

10 medium flour tortillas

butter, for cooking the quesadillas

Chop the cooked chicken. You can use a rotisserie chicken, smoked chicken, roasted or cooked chicken. I usually use leftover roast chicken or cooked chicken after making chicken broth. Combine the chicken, parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, pepper, garlic, and parsley in a large bowl. Whisk the mayonnaise and buttermilk together, add to the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.  Spread about 1/2 a cup of the filling on one of the tortillas. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese on top of the filling. Top with another tortilla. Melt 1/2 Tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat.  When the butter stops sizzling, add the tortillas. Cook, covered, over medium low heat until golden brown on both sides.  You can serve the quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, Ranch dressing, etc.


Chicken Quesadillas
 
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Serves: 5 quesadillas
Ingredients
  • 5 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 5 Tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, minced (or 1-2 small tomatoes, seeded and chopped)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, minced, optional
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1¼ cup buttermilk
  • salt, pepper
  • 2½ cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 10 medium flour tortillas butter, for cooking the quesadillas
  • butter, for browning the quesadillas
Instructions
  1. Chop the cooked chicken. You can use a rotisserie chicken, smoked chicken, roasted or cooked chicken. I usually use leftover roast chicken or cooked chicken after making chicken broth.
  2. Combine the chicken, parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, pepper, garlic, and parsley in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk the mayonnaise and buttermilk together, add to the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread about ½ a cup of the filling on one of the tortillas.
  5. Sprinkle about ½ cup of the mozzarella cheese on top of the filling. Top with another tortilla.
  6. Melt ½ Tablespoon of butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. When the butter stops sizzling, add the tortillas. Cook, covered, over medium low heat until golden brown on both sides.
  7. You can serve the quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, Ranch dressing, etc.

 
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    • olgak7 says

      That’s great, Olia! Gotta please the man:). Every time I make something that my husband raves about it, I enjoy it even more. He’s the one I’m working to please, anyway. I’m lucky that my husband is so sweet and always notices and is never stingy on compliments.

  1. olgakv says

    Olga thankyou for.sharing this recipe . I’ve made this today and yes like many of you said the best ones. I loved them they are delicious i couldnt stop my self from eating the whole thing. Thank you . God bless you:-)

  2. Oksana says

    Wait, looks beyond amazing and delish!!!! But how do you flip entire quesadilla with the filling over, to brown the top tortilla???

  3. Oksana says

    Wait, looks beyond amazing and delish!!!! But how do you flip entire quesadilla with the filling over, to brown the top tortilla???

    • says

      Hi Oksana,
      It’s actually a lot easier than it looks. I have a nice sized spatula that I use and hold the top side slightly with one hand and flip.

  4. Vera says

    I just made these. My brother said it’s like chicken quesadillas at taco bell except these taste better. Thank you for the recipe :) may God bless you

  5. Kristina L says

    Hi Olga,
    Can you put this receipe with zip list please. It would help me a lot when i go to the grocery store because that is the only way I remember to buy things that I need. Thanks.

  6. Erica says

    These were yummy. I will be making again!! I did however realize that its easier to use one tortilla and just fold it in half and stuff that instead of using two (it was a lil messy). Thanks so much for sharing.

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