Dairy Farmers of Canada

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

These easy to prepare cheesy quesadillas will have everyone asking for more. Cut into wedges and serve them as a snack. Or place wedges on top of a crisp green salad and serve for dinner ' your family will love you! Que aproveche!

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min - 12 min
Yields 4 servings
Cheesy quesadillas
The cheesy chicken quesadillas shown in this video are perfect for a fast and simple meal or as a snack. Cut into wedges or served whole, young and old will love this recipe, chock-full of melted Canadian Monterey Jack cheese.


  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) salsa
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sour cream
  • Quesadillas
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) shredded Canadian Monterey Jack
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) diced cooked chicken
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) salsa
  • 4 large whole wheat tortillas or white flour tortillas (9-inch/ 23 cm)
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Preheat oven to 400 °F (200 °C).

Dipping Sauce

: In a bowl, combine salsa, cheese and sour cream; set aside.


In a bowl, combine cheese, chicken and salsa. Divide filling evenly over one half of each tortilla. Fold unfilled half of tortilla over filled portion and press together gently.

Bake on nonstick baking sheet, turning once, for about 5-6 minutes per side or until golden. Or cook in grill pan over medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side or until crisp. Cut into wedges and serve with dipping sauce.


Buy a barbecued chicken from the grocery store and shred the meat to use in this recipe. Freeze leftover shredded chicken in airtight containers or freezer bags for later use. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Use Canadian Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño in place of Monterey Jack. Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) of chopped fresh coriander and 1 jalapeño, chopped to the cheese mixture.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 644 Calories
Protein: 43 g
Carbohydrate: 43 g
Fat: 33 g
Fibre: 3.9 g
Sodium: 1547 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 66 % / 721 mg
Folate: 43 %
Niacin: 43 %
Phosphorus: 55 %
Vitamin B12: 43 %