Thursday, February 17, 2011

Cheesy Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas

I shared this recipe on It's a Keeper , Prairie Story and Full Plate Thursdays

As you all know I love Mexican food.  Love, love, love it.  When I was pregnant with Taylor all I craved were tacos and tomatoes.  One day Tony called me from work and told me he had such a massive craving for tacos, he stopped at Taco Bell, bought a 10 pack to go and ate them all !!  He didn't even save me one, not one.  I guess that's what they call sympathy cravings??  Well, that was almost eleven years ago and I still get massive cravings for Mexican food.  When that happens, I have to satisfy that craving. 

Well today it was with Cheesy Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas.  They hit the spot. 
I served them with homemade guacamole and chips. 

Chicken Quesadillas


2 10-inch flour tortillas

2 Tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup diced chicken

1/3 cup shredded monterey jack cheese

1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 medium tomato, chopped

2 teaspoons diced onions

1 teaspoon diced canned jalapeno

1 slice bacon, cooked

1/4 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro

1 dash salt

For serving as toppings:

Sour cream




1. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Spread half of the butter on one side of each tortilla.

2. Put one tortilla, butter side down, in the hot pan, then spread cheese and cut up chicken strips in the center of the tortilla, leaving about an each all the way around.

3. Sprinkle the tomato, onion, and jalapeno over the chicken and cheese.

4. Crumble the slice of cooked bacon and sprinkle it over the other ingredients.

5. Sprinkle the cilantro and a dash of salt over the other ingredients.

6. Top off the quesadilla with the remaining tortilla, being sure that the buttered side is facing up.

7. When the bottom tortilla has browned, after 45-90 seconds, flip the quesadilla over and grill the other side for the same amount of time.

8. Remove the quesadilla from the pan, and, using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut the quesadilla three times through the middle like a pizza, creating 6 equal slices.

9. Serve hot with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa on the side.


  1. Mexican food is something we only really ever get to eat when visiting the States but I think I can get all of your ingredients here locally and will give it a try.

  2. Those look SO good!!! Quesdadilla's are a huge hit in my house!

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  3. Oh my...Cheesy Chicken and Bacon Quesadillas just the name pulls me in. They just look delicious, and I wish I could have some right now. Thank you so much for bringing them to Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  4. One of my hubby's favorites...Chicken is actually how we met :) ....long but sweet story. Love this...bless you for sharing! love, Janelle

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  6. I love the addition of bacon. I will have to try that next time I make quesadillas.

    And all this talk of mexican food is making me crave some right now!

  7. nice cook realy iwill try that

  8. Wow!! looking delicious to me.I definitely try this at my home.
    Chicken quesadilla recipe