Cheesy Salsa Chicken Quesadillas

    30 minutes

    Fabulous recipe for all you Mexican food lovers. It is quick and easy! Serve with salsa and sour cream.

    3 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillet, cut into strips
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, sliced into strips
    • 2 tablespoons salsa
    • 10 flour tortillas
    • 200g grated Cheddar cheese

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. In a large frying pan, fry the chicken strips in vegetable oil until they are no longer pink. Add the onions and fry (stirring constantly) until they are translucent. Mix in the salsa (you may want to add more to taste).
    3. Place the tortillas between two damp pieces of paper towel and microwave on high for 1 minute.
    4. Fill half of 1 tortilla with the chicken mixture and cheese, then fold the tortilla over the full half. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Arrange the quesadillas on the prepared baking tray.
    5. Bake the quesadillas in the preheated oven until the cheese has melted. Cut the quesadillas into fours.

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    These were so yummy Jessie. Quesadillas are one of my favorite foods and they wouldn't be complete without bell peppers, so I chopped up an orange bell pepper and threw it in the mix. I spread a little butter on one side of the folded tortilla and baked them at 400 flipping them over half way. I cooked them for about 7 minutes on each side and they turned out perfect. The tortilla was lightly salted and crunchy...soooo good. Between my husband and I, we gobbled down 6 of these. I could eat these everyday! Thanks for sharing.  -  07 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I could not belive how well the tortilla browned and got crispy on the out side i thought you would have to fry them to get that outcome i also added bell pepper and i followed the advice of someone else and baked at 400 degrees for 7 to 9 min then flipped and did it for another 7 to 9 min really great recipie highly recomended i served mine with tortilla soup also on this site.  -  02 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is a very easy and tasty recipe that's good for the whole family. I find that adding a little bit of cumin or chili powder spices up the recipe nice, but not too much. Also, red pepper is a great thing to add, it really gives the recipe alot more flavor, but not in a spicy-hot way, in a nice well-rounded way  -  12 Mar 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)