Skip to content

Chicken Quesadillas & Fiesta Rice

  • prep time: 5 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 777 1 serving

Here's an easy way to make family-favorite, cheesy quesadillas that are just as tasty as those served in restaurants.


  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into cubes
  • 1 can (10 1/2ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 10 flour tortilla(8-inch), warmed
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups uncooked instant white rice


  • Tips

    • Ingredient Note: We develop our recipes using a 4-to 5-ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast half per serving. However, there are a range of sizes available in-store, from the butcher counter to the meat case and the freezer section. Use whichever you prefer- just follow the recipe as written above for the best result. If you're using larger chicken breasts they may require a little longer cooking time.
    • Serving Suggestion: Serve with chocolate chip cookies.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 425°F.

  • Step 2

    Cook the chicken in a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until well browned and cooked through, stirring often. Stir in the soup and 1/2 cup picante sauce. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.

  • Step 3

    Spread about 1/3 cup chicken mixture onto half of each tortilla to within 1/2 inch of the edge. Brush the edges of the tortillas with water. Fold the tortillas over the filling and press to seal. Place the filled tortillas onto 2 baking sheets.

  • Step 4

    Bake for 5 minutes or until the quesadillas are hot. Cut each quesadilla in half.

  • Step 5

    Heat the broth, water and remaining picante sauce in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil.  Stir in the rice.  Cover the saucepan and remove from the heat.  Let stand for 5 minutes.  Serve the rice with the quesadillas.


Sort By:
  • the chicken is a FANTASTIC touch

    Mary B.
    December 4, 2013

    BRAVO! this recipe ios phenoniall like you have no idea. this is so easy for family u have no idea

  • So quick and easy!

    Jennifer E.
    August 29, 2013

    My roommates in college and I would make this recipe, it was one of our favorites. Good for poor kids on a budget...
    When I got married I made it for my husband and it became a frequent request.
    I made it tonight for my son, a very picky eater, and he loved it as well.

  • This recipe has become a family favorite.

    February 15, 2013

    This recipe made it's way into our family about 1997, when we saw the recipe on a label of Campbell's Cheddar Cheese Soup. We have enjoyed it ever since and probably make it at least once a month. It has been passed on to friends of the family as well, who also enjoy it. We serve it with the fiesta rice or a spanish-type rice as well as refried beans, sour cream and salsa. So easy to make and just very delicious for all ages. The kids love it too.

  • Chicken Quesadillas & Fiesta Rice

    Nancy P.
    September 20, 2012

    I used Fiesta Nacho Cheese Soup to add more spice, as well as seasoning the chicken before cooking it in the pan. I used healthy amounts of paprika, Cajun, and black pepper, and this time, I tried seasoning salt, onion powder, and garlic powder as well. Very spicy, but very cheap and flavorful, and I could definitely see someone using canned chicken in place of fresh if time is a big deal.

  • Chicken Quesadillas & Fiesta Rice

    March 12, 2012

    Made it as a dinner for two. Was an ez to do Mexican meal on a budget, and would recommend for people to try.

    Recently Viewed