Quesadillas de Pollo (Chicken Quesadillas)

by Erica Dinho on May 16, 2011

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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{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara May 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

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 Belinda @zomppa May 16, 2011 at 11:05 AM

You definitely have me sold!


3 Sarah naveen May 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM

that looks so perfect n yummy!!! love it


4 Jeannie May 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Oh this looks so good, I love the crispy looking crust!


5 Karen May 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM

I’ve always loved quesadillas and make them quite often. Yours looks really yummy!


6 5 Star Foodie May 16, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Those look so tasty, I like the addition of cream cheese. An excellent recipe.


7 Lyndsey May 16, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Mmmm…they look so good. I like how crisp they look on the outside and creamy on the inside!


8 Joy May 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM

O delicious!


9 Faith May 17, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Quesadillas are a great go-to meal, aren’t they? Yours look really delicious, Erica!


10 norma May 18, 2011 at 1:16 PM

They look really good Erica….


11 nammi May 19, 2011 at 4:31 AM

yumm,!!! my son loves quesidella and has even started to help out when making them!


12 Gera@Sweets Foods Blog May 20, 2011 at 12:08 AM

I’m big fan of quesadillas – so yummy for the tummy :)




13 grace May 20, 2011 at 6:23 AM

not only do the quesadillas look great, but i’m quite smitten with your black bean and corn side! :)


14 Joe June 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM

I suggest adding “Guacamole or salsa” to your ingredient list.


15 Brittney December 1, 2012 at 8:20 PM

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


16 Peeko March 9, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Now I know what I’m having for dinner tonight! They’re making me hungry just looking at the pics!


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