Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

Flour tortillas filled with chicken breast, onions, peppers, pico de gallo and Monterey Jack cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, chopped onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, salt and pepper.
  2. Set the pico de gallo aside.
  3. 2 In a large skillet, heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil.
  4. Add the chicken breast meat, and saute until cooked through and juices run clear.
  5. Remove chicken from skillet, and set aside.
  6. 3 Put the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in the hot skillet and saute the sliced onion and green pepper until tender.
  7. Stir in the minced garlic, and saute until the aroma is strong.
  8. Finally, mix in half of the pico de gallo and the previously sauteed chicken breast meat.
  9. Set this mixture aside; keep warm.
  10. 4 In a heavy skillet, heat one flour tortilla.
  11. Spread 1/2 of the shredded cheese on the tortilla, and top with the chicken mixture.
  12. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the chicken, and top with the remaining tortilla.
  13. Flip, and cook on the opposite side.
  14. Remove quesadilla from skillet, and cut into quarters.
  15. Serve with sour cream and remaining pico de gallo.


Most Helpful

Great quesadillas for sure! The only shame is that I was out of fresh cilantro and happened to have some dried from Penzey's I had just received so I used that. Not the best substitute but it worked okay. :) Thanks.

mommyluvs2cook September 08, 2016

We really enjoy this recipe! While I found it originally on another site, I'm so glad it's here. I did make a couple of changes ~ I hate cilantro so I subbed fresh parsley, I used diced jalapenos from a jar, and bought and used a package of grilled chicken strips that I warmed up; everything else was the same. All my changes worked great and I would stick with them in the future. These quesadillas have great flavor and are great for lunch or dinner. Thanks for posting ~ I'll be using this recipe over and over!

Lvs2Cook March 20, 2011

Excellent! My sister made these for Cinco de mayo and everyone enjoyed them.

Toadi May 18, 2007

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