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!

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Ingredients

(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

Directions

  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.

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

You definitely have me sold!

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

that looks so perfect n yummy!!! love it

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4 Jeannie May 16, 2011 at 2:06 PM

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

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5 Karen May 16, 2011 at 3:42 PM

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

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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.

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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!

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8 Joy May 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM

O delicious!

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9 Faith May 17, 2011 at 10:35 AM

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

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10 norma May 18, 2011 at 1:16 PM

They look really good Erica….

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11 nammi May 19, 2011 at 4:31 AM

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

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

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

Cheers,

Gera

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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! :)

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14 Joe June 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM

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

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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

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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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