Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Leftover Chicken Quesadilla
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Ratings (17)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1122 Calories
69g Fat
54g Carbs
69g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2-4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1122
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69g 88%
Saturated Fat 31g 155%
Cholesterol 225mg 75%
Sodium 1645mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 69g
Calcium 1032mg 79%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Got leftover chicken? Try making these super easy chicken quesadillas. With just four ingredients, this chicken quesadillas recipe is a snap to prepare. Serve these chicken quesadillas with tomato salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons canola oil (divided)
  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Leftover chicken quesadillas ingredients
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.

    Heat oil in frying pan
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  3. While the pan is heating, assemble the quesadillas. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chicken over half of each tortilla. Top with 1/2 cup of cheese.

    Assemble quesadillas with chicken and cheese
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  4. Fold in half and place one quesadilla at a time in the skillet. Let it cook 2 minutes until golden brown on one side.

    Fold quesadilla in half and cook until golden brown
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  5. Flip with tongs or a spatula and cook another 2 minutes until cheese is melted and the quesadilla is brown on the other side. Remove to a plate.

    Flip quesadilla and cook on other side
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  6. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Then serve immediately.

    Finished leftover chicken quesadillas with cheese
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  7. Enjoy!