Cheesy, spicy and shareable Cheesy Jalapeño Quesadillas are the gooey appetizer everyone loves. Stacked with cheddar cheese, fresh jalapeños and shredded chicken, they are ready in just 10 minutes! #cheesequesadillas www.savoryexperiments.com

Cheesy Jalapeño Quesadillas

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheese quesadillas, jalapeno quesadillas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 433 kcal
Author: Jessica Formicola
Cheesy, spicy and shareable Cheesy Jalapeño Quesadillas are the gooey appetizer everyone loves. Stacked with cheddar cheese, fresh jalapeños and shredded chicken, they are ready in just 10 minutes!
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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Sargento® Sliced Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 jalapeño , seeded and minced
  • ½ cup chicken , cooked and shredded*
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Sides:

Instructions

  1. Place 4 flour tortillas on a clea n work space. Arrange half of the cheese slices, tearing if needed, to cover the surface area.
  2. Equally divide minced jalapeño and shredded chicken over the 4 tortillas. Top with remaining cheese slices and tortillas.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  4. When hot, carefully lower your first quesadilla into the skillet using a large spatula. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly browned, then flip.
  5. Continue with remaining quesadillas.
  6. Cut into fourths and serve with sides!
  7. If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!

Recipe Notes

* Every week I pick a store-bought garlic and herb rotisserie chicken. Pre-cooked shredded chicken is the best chicken hack. It can be thrown into quesadillas, soup, chicken salad or eaten on its own. And you if you have some leftover at the end of the week, simply shred and freeze it.

Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Jalapeño Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 433 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 824mg 34%
Potassium 441mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 13.7%
Vitamin C 9.6%
Calcium 33.3%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.