Melt In Your Mouth Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla

I am a huge sucker for any meal that will take me less than 25 minutes to cook.

Typically, I plan what I’m going to cook for dinner at least three days ahead; however, I got lazy this weekend and didn’t plan for anything.

Luckily, I had chicken thawed out so I knew that was going to be the base of what I planned my meal around. If you know me, you know I love anything spicy, and I love me some cheesy quesadilla’s. To make dinner filling, I made some cheesy chicken quesadilla’s.


Cheesy Chicken Quesadilla

Prep Time: 5 minutes     Cook Time: 15 minutes

You’ll need

  • 6 tortillas
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 8 oz package of Mexican 4 Cheese
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 large garlic cloves, crushed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 6 oz can of Tomato Paste
  • 1  oz can of Black Beans
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp Sriracha Sauce (omit if you don’t like anything spicy!)


  1. Cut chicken breast into 1/2″ strips. Place in broiler on High for 5-7 minutes (or until chicken is no longer pink in middle).
  2. In a Dutch oven, sauté the chopped onion in Olive Oil until it is translucent and soft (roughly 8 minutes). Halfway through the sauté process, add your garlic. Make sure garlic does not brown.
  3. Add tomato paste and equal amount of water to pot. Bring to a boil, simmer, and cover for 5 minutes.
  4. Take cooked chicken and throw it through the food processor for a quick shred.
  5. Add shredded chicken to pot. Mix in black beans and Sriracha sauce.
  6. Place mixture on top of your tortillas, and sprinkle desire amount of shredded cheese  over mixture. Fold tortilla over and press down.
  7. Place in oven at 400 for 5-8 minutes (until tortilla is golden).

Add some sour cream or guacamole to the top of your quesadilla for a little extra taste! Serve Warm, and enjoy!


Chicken Quesadilla (1 of 1)


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