Easy Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by SuzanneThePainter

I know there are several recipes out there for this item, but my family swears by this one (we even served at Christmas Eve one year and it was a crowd pleaser). To make this recipe even faster, you can use the rotisserie chicken's from the grocery store, or in a pinch, poach the chicken breasts in salted water for 10-15 minutes.

Top Review by QuebecChef

I can attest to this recipe. I had it prepared by SuzanneThePainter in person. It was grand!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, mix the shredded chicken and spices (cumin, paprika, red pepper, salt) and set aside.
  2. Into a medium frying pan at medium/medium-high heat add your oil, green bell pepper, white onion, jalapeno, garlic, and black beans. Cook until the black beans soften slightly and the garlic is fragrant (about 3-5 minutes). Add tomatoes, whites of the green onions, cilantro, cumin, and paprika. Stir to combine and take off the heat.
  3. To assemble, spray a large frying pan with non-stick spray (grill pan or griddle will work well) set to medium/medium-high heat and place a single tortilla in the middle.
  4. Sprinkle a thin layer of cheese (about 3 tablespoons) over the surface, add a layer of the vegetable mix (about 3 tablespoons) to half the tortilla, and the same amount of your shredded chicken to the same half, finally sprinkle over about a teaspoon of your reserved un-cooked green onions. Apply another 3 tablespoons of cheese to the top, cover and allow to melt for about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula, flip the un-topped half over the topped half, pressing lightly, cover and cook another 2-3 minutes so all the cheese has melted and the tortilla is crispy.
  6. Continue until all your veggie and chicken mixes are used up. Setting your finished quesadillas on a cooling rack in the oven set to low. When ready to serve, cut with a pizza cutter into slices and enjoy! These are great with a side of sour cream and/or guacamole.

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