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Quick, easy, and not too spicy! This scrumptious recipe conveniently makes use of items in your pantry. Great football or party food. Tested at high altitude.
- 1 (12 1/2 ounce) can premium chunk chicken, packed in water, drained
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
- 8 ounces shredded monterey jack pepper cheese or 8 ounces shredded colby-monterey jack cheese
- 4 flour tortillas
- nonstick cooking spray
- salsa, for dipping (optional)
- sour cream, for dipping (optional)
- Begin preheating oven to 375°F.
- Place chunk chicken in small bowl and flake lightly with fork.
- Combine spices in small bowl and sprinkle evenly over chicken.
- Toss well to coat.
- Set chicken mixture aside for 10 minutes.
- Place one tortilla on a baking pan.
- Spoon half the chicken mixture onto tortilla and spread evenly to within 1/4" of edge.
- Spoon half the can of black beans on top of the chicken and spread evenly.
- Sprinkle half the cheese on top of the beans, spreading evenly.
- Top fillings with another tortilla.
- Spray top tortilla lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
- Repeat process with two remaining tortillas and fillings.
- Bake at 375°F for 10-15 minutes or until tortilla edges are slightly crisp and center is warm.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes.
- Using a pizza cutter, carefully cut each quesadilla into 4-6 wedges.
- If desired, serve with individual bowls of salsa and/or sour cream for dipping.
- Serves 2-3 as a meal, 4-8 as an appetizer.
These were a great quick dinner. I made them just by the recipe except that I threw in about 1/2 can of corn because I had it left over. I doubled the filling and put half of it in a plastic bag in the freezer. My 5 year old liked it, too.
Made this for cinco de mayo- Ole! I combined the ingredients here with the technique from another recipe-- I threw the beans and all the spices (except the cayanne- too much heat for me) into the blender to make a spread...then cooked a large chicken breast and shredded it--Very good lots of flavor-- and realy was fast and easy to prepare.
This was okay. Not as tasty as I had expected. The kids didn't care for it too much. There seemed to be too much chicken and black beans for just 2 quesadillas, so I left some out. It was worth a try but not something I'll be making again.