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A stack of chicken quesadillas filled with melted cheese, black beans, and peppers.
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Chicken Quesadillas

This cheesy chicken quesadilla recipe is restaurant quality with a super crispy outside with a warm cheesy filling. Add black beans, peppers, onions, Cajun seasoning, and more!


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • ¼ bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Strips
  • ½ cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, optional
  • Cilantro, to garnish or you may add to the filling.


  • Shred the cheese and set aside, allow it to come to room temperature if possible.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, diced peppers, and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Use a silicone spatula to stir in the black beans. Heat for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat and let them cool.
  • Add the cooked chicken strips to the pan. Sprinkle on the Cajun seasoning and toss to coat.
  • Cook until heated through, 3-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Let them cool, then dice into smaller pieces.
  • Clean the pan and add ¼ of the tablespoon of butter over low heat. You want just a small amount for extra crispy results.
  • Add no more than ½ cup of filling per quesadilla, and only add the filling to the top half.
  • Begin with 1/8 cup of cheese, followed by the vegetables, beans, and chicken, and top with another 1/8 cup of cheese.
  • Cover the pan and allow the cheese to melt, about 3 minutes.
  • Use a spatula to fold the bottom half of the tortilla over the fillings. Press down gently. Remove from heat.
  • Repeat for all quesadillas.
  • Cut each folded tortilla into 2 slices to make 2 quesadillas.
  • Serve with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream.


Calories: 304kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 43mg, Sodium: 411mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 1432IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 253mg, Iron: 2mg