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Spicy Grilled Quesadillas

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 17 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 706 1 serving

Tender chicken, green onion, salsa and Cheddar cheese are sandwiched in flour tortillas that are grilled until golden and delicious.


cost per recipe: $11.14

  • 8 flour tortilla (8-inch)
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 8 ounces)
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Chunky Salsa or Original Recipe Restaurant Style Salsa
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 4 green onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 container (8 ounces) sour cream


  • Tips

    • Recipe Note: Quesadillas are an easy way to turn leftover meat and shredded cheese into a whole new meal. You can even combine different varieties of shredded cheese to make the 2 cups needed in this recipe.
    • Serving Suggestion: Serve with Spanish-style rice and fresh carrot sticks. For dessert, serve fresh apple slices with caramel sauce.
  • Step 1

    Top each of 4 tortillas with 1/2 cup cheese, 1/4 cup salsa, 1/4 cup chicken and 2 tablespoons green onions. Brush the edges of the tortillas with water. Top with the remaining tortillas and press the edges to seal.

  • Step 2

    Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Brush the tops of the quesadillas with the oil. Place the quesadillas oil-side down on the grill rack. Brush the other side of the quesadillas with the oil. Grill for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted, turning the quesadillas over once halfway through the grilling time. Remove the quesadillas from the grill and let stand for 2 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve with the remaining salsa and the sour cream.


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  • Prepare to make more than one serving; these are irresistible!

    June 3, 2013

    For this recipe, I decided to use leftover grilled chicken from our Memorial Day cook-out. That gave the quesadillas that extra "grilled taste". And I added a little extra (sharp cheddar) cheese. I love to bite into something cheesy, when the cheese stretches with every bite! ;) My George Forman really came in handy, since I hardly ever use it!

  • Spicy Grilled Quesadillas

    Terri D.
    November 11, 2010

    This was so easy and we all loved it! Definitely making again!

  • Spicy Grilled Quesadillas

    Tammy L.
    May 31, 2010

    Very quick and delicious meal. Even my 6 year old liked it, without the salsa and green onions of course. I paired with Spanish rice and it was perfect. For added grilling taste I grilled the chicken I used in the quesadilla. I will definitely be making this dish again.

  • Spicy Grilled Quesadillas

    Richard A.
    August 27, 2009

    We always have chicken on hand and just about everything you need for this dish. It's very good and very easy. Thanks!

  • Spicy Grilled Quesadillas

    June 11, 2006

    This is so easy to do, it takes very little time for me to make. I use some pre-cooked chicken from the freezer or I buy pre-cooked chicken. In just a little time you have a whole meal.

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Calories 706
Total Fat 38 g
Sat. Fat 18.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 1909 mg
Total Carb 59 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugar 11 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 31 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 49 %DV
Iron 20 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV
Calories 706
Total Fat 38 g
Sat. Fat 18.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 1554 mg
Total Carb 55 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugar 0 g
Added Sugars 0 g
Protein 31 g
Vitamin D 2 %DV
Calcium 64 %DV
Iron 22 %DV
Potassium 14 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.