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Monterey Jack Chicken Quesadillas

  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 20 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 250 1 serving

Quesadillas are so quick and easy to prepare, and this recipe is no exception. Using canned chicken, shredded cheese and prepared salsa ensure great taste and convenience.


cost per recipe: $5.22

  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortilla, warmed
  • 1/2 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (optional)


  • Tips

    • Recipe Note: To make 8 servings, use a 12.5-ounce can of Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water and double the remaining ingredients.  Assemble and fold the quesadillas on a work surface.  Place the filled quesadillas onto 2 baking sheets.  Bake as directed above.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 400°F.  Stir the chicken, 1/4 cup cheese, chiles and chili powder in a medium bowl.

  • Step 2

    Place the tortillas onto 2 baking sheets. Spread 1/4 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 the edges to seal.

  • Step 3

    Bake for 5 minutes or until the filling is hot. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Serve with the salsa and sour cream, if desired.


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  • A tasty appetizer

    February 16, 2013

    The photo is a bit deceiving. My tortilla did not get brown like you see in the picture. Does anyone have a recommendation for what I could spread on top to make it golden brown? I actually transferred mine to a pan and browned it for a few seconds on each side.

  • Quick and Yummy

    June 29, 2016

    This recipe is perfect for a quick, easy lunch or dinner and is so versatile! I love adding fresh veggies, raw or sautéed, super yummy! And the kids LOVE it!

  • Easy to assemble, fast and delicious!!

    January 18, 2013

    The first time I try any recipe, I always follow it completely! This was very tasty just the way it is written! However, next time I make it, I will increase the chili powder and possibly try some jalapeño jack cheese.

  • Monterey Jack Chicken Quesadillas

    Bonnie H.
    January 14, 2007

    My husband is a picky eater and he loves these quesadillas. They are very easy to make when you have to cook supper in a hurry.

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