Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Baked Chicken Quesadillas

Recipe by Maria Vergara


  • 8 small or 4 large flour tortillas

  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning

  • 2 tbsp cooking oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 tbsp butter (or spray butter)

  • 1 large chicken breast

  • 1 tbsp cilantro

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 large jalapeño, diced

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In large skilled over medium-high heat, heat oil. Cook chicken breast until browned, and shred using two forks. Add seasoning.
  • Add pepper, onion, and jalapeño. Cook until softened. Add lime juice and cilantro, stir.
  • On greased baking sheets, lay out half of the tortillas. Top the tortillas with half of the cheese. Add the chicken and vegetable mixture and then top with remaining cheese. Place remaining tortillas on top and spray or brush the tops with a light coating of butter.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, carefully flipping after 5 minutes and lightly coating the other side with butter. Serve topped with cilantro garnish and sour cream, if desired.
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