Real Easy Recipes: Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas (30 Minute Meals)

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If you are on the hunt for Chicken Recipes this one is a winner! These chicken and cheese quesadillas are so simple to make.

This is perfect for a busy week night when you need to get dinner on the table fast.

I used a rotisserie chicken and shred it up to make the prep even easier.

I also used refrigerated tortillas. Have you ever tried them? So fresh and delicious! They taste like you made them from scratch.

real easy recipes chicken and cheese quesadillas


  • 8-10 refrigerated tortillas (you could also use pre-cooked tortillas they just taste more processed to me)
  • 2 c shredded cooked chicken (use a rotisserie chicken to save time)
  • 2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • toppings like: sour cream, salsa, guacamole, etc

Over a medium heat, lightly brown each side of the tortilla.

refrigerator tortillas

Add a handful of shredded cheese to the tortilla.

add shredded cheese

On top of the cheese add a handful of shredded chicken.

shredded chicken

Fold the tortilla over and press with a spatula to seal well.

make quesadillas on a griddle

Cook the tortilla for 1 minute on each side, being sure not to burn the tortilla but to also melt the cheese.

Plate it up and top as you please.

real easy recipes chicken and cheese quesadillas

I like to cut the tortilla in half to make it easier for the kids to manage.

We served it with Puerto Rican Rice which I started before I started the quesadillas and then once the quesadillas were done the rice was done too.



  1. Oh Crystal!

    You’re making me hungry!! I shouldn’t be reading your blog late at night… I wanted to thank you for your great blog… Being featured several times on your blog for mommy advice was so inspiring when I was starting blogging! Thank you for your great blog!

    1. Theresa- you are so sweet! I am so grateful to have you as a reader here and I love all of the awesome mom advice that you share.

      And those quesadillas are easy and yummy. (((wink)))

  2. These look scrumptious, and I love the idea of using rotisserie chicken!

    1. Thank you so much Margo!
      Using the rotisserie chicken makes prep and cooking for much faster!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  5. BB Godfrey says:

    With a husband that ONLY eats meat, cheese and potatoes, it’s very hard to come up with variety! He’ll do tacos, hamburger helper, and mac with any meat…. Where I like fruits, veggies, soups, casseroles, spaghetti, etc. It’s SO hard to come up with new ideas. This is really simple and easy to do! Thanks for sharing!

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