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Chicken Quesadilla Recipe – Back to School Lunch

A couple of years ago I discovered a really quick and easy way to make a delicious chicken quesadilla, and my family loves them! They work well for packing in a school lunch, so I wanted to share this recipe along with some other great school lunch ideas from Foodie.com.

Chicken Quesadilla Recipe - quick and easy dinner or perfect for packing in a school lunch | StuffedSuitcase.com

Let’s look at my favorite ingredients to use for this chicken quesadilla recipe.

  • Tortillas – my favorite are Mission Artisan Multigrain
  • Chicken – quick and easy so I use canned chicken breast from Costco
  • Salsa – mix a few tablespoons of salsa in with the chicken, I like black bean & corn salsa
  • Cheese – whichever mexican blend shredded cheese is on sale

making a chicken quesadilla

Place a tortilla in your skillet.

Add a small amountĀ of shredded cheese around the tortilla.

Sprinkle the chicken and salsa mixture on top of the cheese.

Add another amount of cheese around the tortilla.

Place another tortilla on top.

Cook the quesadilla over medium high heat, flipping once you notice the cheese melting so it helps “stick” the two sides together. Try and flip fast and you’ll avoid loosing all your good filling into the skillet. The quesadilla tortillas should get some dark spots and crispy.

Before cutting, let the quesadilla set for a couple of minutes to help the cheese firm up.

yummy chicken quesadilla

Wrap in some foil and tuck in your kid’s lunch box for a yummy school lunch.

Chicken Quesadilla - quick and easy recipe for packing in school lunch StuffedSuitcase.com

 

Quick & Easy Chicken Quesadilla
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Stuffed Suitcase
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 1-2
This is a quick and easy recipe for a delicious chicken quesadilla. Perfect for family dinners or for packing in school lunches.
Ingredients
  • 2 tortillas
  • 1 can chicken breast
  • salsa
  • shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Place a tortilla in your skillet.
  2. Add a small amount of shredded cheese around the tortilla.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken and salsa mixture on top of the cheese.
  4. Add another amount of cheese around the tortilla.
  5. Place another tortilla on top.
  6. Cook the quesadilla over medium high heat, flipping once you notice the cheese melting so it helps “stick” the two sides together. Try and flip fast and you’ll avoid loosing all your good filling into the skillet. The quesadilla tortillas should get some dark spots and crispy.
  7. Before cutting, let the quesadilla set for a couple of minutes to help the cheese firm up.

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by Kim -StuffedSuitcase at Foodie.com

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Comments

  1. Danielle says

    These look delicious! I would love to have you link it up to my Feature Friday Link Palooza!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    Creating Beautiful on Less

  2. Sarah Nenni Daher says

    Oh, what a quick and easy lunch idea. We have some leftover chicken in the fridge so I think I’ll make these tomorrow for lunch.

    PS – Found you at Show and Tell (SNAP!). Thanks for linking up – I’m your newest follower. :)

    • Kimberly says

      Hi Tati – I’ve always wrapped them in foil and packed them in the lunchbox. We’ve never had issues, but you should decide what’s best for your family’s safety. :)

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