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Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

My Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla makes the perfect quick and simple weeknight dinner or lunch!

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

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.

These quesadillas pair perfectly with Progresso’s Light Zesty Santa Fe Style Chicken Soup. It’s always a pleasure partnering with Progresso to bring you new simple recipes!

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Here is Progresso’s Light Zesty Santa Fe Style Chicken Soup. My boys love this one! It is perfect with my quesadillas too!

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

To start the quesadillas, use your favorite tortillas.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Add a nice tablespoon of butter into your skillet.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Layer your tortilla with cheddar and mozzarella cheese.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

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.

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Cheesy goodness with salsa verde chicken and black beans! Enjoy!

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla


Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese Quesadilla

Salsa Verde Chicken and Black Bean 3 Cheese QuesadillaPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 5 min | Total time: 15 min


  • 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


  1. 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. Serve hot with Progresso Light Santa Fe Chicken Soup.

Makes 4 Servings

This post is in partnership with Progresso, however opinions are my own.

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  1. 1

    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!

  2. 2
    Liz says:

    Thank you – love this recipe.

  3. 3

    Oh gosh, simple is my middle name. Progresso makes such high quality products. Love how you used it here – quesadillas are just the best!

  4. 4
    Virginia says:

    This looks great! We love quesadillas too!

  5. 5

    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!

  6. 6

    Love the 3 cheeses in here!!! YUM!!!

  7. 7

    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!!

  8. 8
    Deborah says:

    You know, we usually do sandwiches with soup, but I’m totally trying these quesadillas next time. What a great idea!!

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    Gaby says:

    This is right up my alley! Perfect for lunch.

  11. 11

    LOVE these quesadillas!

  12. 12

    Your quesadillas are so perfect looking! I wish mine photographed as well as yours! Love the salsa verde!

  13. 13

    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!

  14. 14

    I’m addicted to quesadillas – these look perfect!

  15. 15
    Maria says:

    Great lunch idea!

  16. 16

    Love the cheesy goodness! I can’t wait to try these for lunch!

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    Karen says:

    What a great idea for a speedy lunch!

  18. 18

    These quesadillas look fantastic! Great lunch idea!

  19. 19

    I love quesadillas and these look so good!

  20. 20

    Ooh I like the idea of dipping this quesadilla in soup! Looks delicious!

  21. 21

    My family would go crazy for these quesadillas.

  22. 22

    I love pairing quesadilla with soup! These look so cheesy – love it!!

  23. 23

    This quesadilla looks amazing! I’m loving all those southwest flavors. That soup looks delicious too!

  24. 24

    Oh my, it may still be breakfast time here, but I want to eat these right now!!

  25. 25
    V says:


    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!

    • 25.1
      Jenny says:

      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!

      • 25.1.1
        V says:

        YAY! All good, figured you would be swamped with comments so I thought I would try my luck here… Thanks for that!

  26. 26
    Kristen says:

    This is such a simple idea for a quick weeknight meal! Love it, Jenny!

  27. 27

    Cooooome to my face.

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    Saras says:

    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!!

  30. 30
    Julienne says:

    These were so fast and easy, and my family loved them!

  31. 31
    Beth says:


    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?


    • 31.1
      Beth says:

      Ignore that last post. I must be too tired. I see it right there in the recipe now. Sorry!

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