Sharing a favorite chicken quesadilla today! My Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla makes the perfect quick and simple weeknight dinner or lunch!
We are a quesadilla family for sure. This chicken quesadilla recipe is so good and so simple. There’s nothing more that I love than a hot buttery crisp quesadilla right off of the skillet. I have developed a Southwest style quesadilla with some of my favorite ingredients. I prepared a salsa verde shredded chicken that’s layered with 3 cheeses and black beans stuffed inside buttery tortillas.
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How To Make Chicken Quesadillas
To start the quesadillas, use your favorite tortillas.
Add a nice tablespoon of butter into your skillet.
Layer your tortilla with cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
Add a layer of black beans, feta cheese and more cheddar and mozzarella. Fold tortilla over filling and cook until golden on both sides. Remove from skillet and cut quesadilla in half.
Cheesy goodness with salsa verde chicken and black beans! Enjoy!
Tips For Making Quesadillas
- I like to use a non-stick skillet.
- Butter the skillet for each quesadilla for a crispy tortilla.
- Use different cheeses for variety.
- Add roasted vegetables to your quesadilla for more variations.
- Try chicken, steak and shrimp too.
Salsa Verde Chicken Quesadilla
- 4 burrito size tortillas
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup salsa verde salsa
- 1 cup black beans
- 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
- Heat large skillet over medium heat. Place chicken and salsa verde into a medium mixing bowl, stirring to combine. Melt butter in skillet and add one tortilla at a time. Layer one half of tortilla with cheddar cheese, mozzarella, chicken mixture, black beans, feta, and additional cheddar and mozzarella. Fold tortilla over filled layer and press with spatula. Cook both sides until golden brown. Remove from heat and cut quesadillas in half.
This recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it. One question…do you put the chicken Verde inside the tortilla with the cheese and beans or serve it alongside?
Ignore that last post. I must be too tired. I see it right there in the recipe now. Sorry!
These were so fast and easy, and my family loved them!
This has become a fast favorite in my household. Even my kids (8,7,5) enjoy it!
I mix leftovers with white rice and corn to make a hotdish type of meal. Very yummy!
Thanks for the recipe!!
YUM! Looks perfect!
Cooooome to my face.
This is such a simple idea for a quick weeknight meal! Love it, Jenny!
Love your recipes and your site! Not meaning to be a pain but I haven’t had a response from you in regards to your Zesty Spanish Rice Chicken Soup recipe. You agreed to an oversight but I haven’t seen a change in the recipe to accommodate. Have made it according to the recipe that is there at the moment but finding it needs more of a punch (assuming it gets that from the rotel and the lime juice that are in the pictures) Could you please tell me how much rotel and lime is needed? Sorry and thanks again!
Sorry to have missed that. I just edited the recipe, one 10 ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes, mild version plus 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice. Hope this helps!
YAY! All good, figured you would be swamped with comments so I thought I would try my luck here… Thanks for that!
Oh my, it may still be breakfast time here, but I want to eat these right now!!
Haha! I’d have these for breakfast too 🙂
This quesadilla looks amazing! I’m loving all those southwest flavors. That soup looks delicious too!
I love pairing quesadilla with soup! These look so cheesy – love it!!
My family would go crazy for these quesadillas.
Ooh I like the idea of dipping this quesadilla in soup! Looks delicious!
I love quesadillas and these look so good!
These quesadillas look fantastic! Great lunch idea!
What a great idea for a speedy lunch!
Love the cheesy goodness! I can’t wait to try these for lunch!
Great lunch idea!
I’m addicted to quesadillas – these look perfect!
Jenny, your quesadillas are a huge hit at our house and I’m sure this one is no exception. Loving the 3 cheeses, especially the salty bite of feta. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Your quesadillas are so perfect looking! I wish mine photographed as well as yours! Love the salsa verde!
LOVE these quesadillas!
This is right up my alley! Perfect for lunch.
These look delicious!
You know, we usually do sandwiches with soup, but I’m totally trying these quesadillas next time. What a great idea!!
Mmmmm there’s something about quesadilla – it’s got to be the melty cheese!! I love that you paired this with the soup – sounds lovely!!
Love the 3 cheeses in here!!! YUM!!!
I love quesadillas too! Thanks for the sweet reminder to get them back on the menu. I’ve been missing them. Love this awesome variety.
Enjoy your weekend Jenny!
This looks great! We love quesadillas too!
Oh gosh, simple is my middle name. Progresso makes such high quality products. Love how you used it here – quesadillas are just the best!
Thank you – love this recipe.
First of all, you are the master of the perfect crispy ‘dilla exterior. Also, I love keeping those light soups on hand in case I need a healthy emergency dinner. What a great idea to pair them with quesadillas!