Quesadillas de Pollo (Chicken Quesadillas)

Quesadillas de Pollo

These Chicken Quesadillas  or Quesadillas de Pollo are absolutely delicious and they make a satisfying lunch or weeknight dinner.
They are creamy and full of flavor and are a fantastic way to use your leftover chicken.

I’m telling you, this might be my new favorite quesadilla recipe and I am going to make it over and over again. You can serve them with guacamole, or with tomato or tomatillo salsa.

Buen provecho!



(5 quesadillas)

  • Cooking Spray or olive oil
  • 3/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 10 flour tortillas

Chicken Quesadilla


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, chili, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cilantro, green onions, chicken and shredded cheese.  Mix thoroughly until well combined.
  2. On a work surface, spread 2 of the tortillas. Spoon some of the mixture over the bottom of each tortilla.
  3. Top with another tortilla.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray over medium heat. Carefully place 1 quesadilla in pan and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula, gently flip the quesadilla and cook an additional 2 minutes until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Repeat with second quesadilla.
  6. Serve warm with your favorite salsa.
  7. Creamy Chicken Quesadilla

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  1. says

    Oh my. I am seriously going to make these ASAP! They look delicious, Erica. Love all that gooey cheese. :) And your salsa looks great as well.

  2. Brittney says

    If you use the Philadelphia Mexican cooking cream instead of plain cream cheese you can eliminate all the other spices and it is just as creamy and delicious

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