Wednesday, March 23, 2011

apple chicken quesadillas

I've always loved a good quesadilla...and this is a good quesadilla.  There's something about the combination of apples, chicken, and corn that is so delightfully different and refreshing!  Dipped in a bit of sour cream and salsa, these things really make a fun meal. 

These are also incredibly easy to make.  You mix all of the filler ingredients in a large bowl.  Sometimes I do this in advance and just refrigerate it.

When you are ready to make your quesadillas, simply fill up the inside of a tortilla with 3/4 cup to 1 cup of the filling.

Fold the tortilla in half, secure it with a toothpick, and then place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake these at 400 degrees for about 8-10 minutes (until lightly browned) and then flip and bake for another 5-8 minutes.

These are best eaten fresh, so only make as many quesadillas as you plan on eating at that particular meal.  Any leftover filling can be refrigerated and used again later.  Even with the apples, it keeps quite well!

Apple Chicken Quesadillas
adapted from Taste of Home's Light and Tasty 2004
2 medium tart apples, sliced and cut into pieces
1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1 fresh tomato, chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 t. salt
8 8-inch flour tortillas

Combine all ingredients except tortillas in a large bowl.  For each quesadilla, place approximately 3/4 cup of the filling inside a tortilla; fold in half and secure with a toothpick.  Place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown.  Turn over and bake 5-8 minutes longer.  Makes 8.

Nutrition:  288 calories, 11g fat, 4g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 24mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 36g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g sugars, 12g protein, 7% vit. A, 11% vit. C, 19% calcium, 7% iron.


  1. This sounds so delicious! I can't wait to make them for my family. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. sounds absolutely delicious but I would cook them on my George Foreman grill. Much faster, more economical and more thoroughly cooked!

  3. I love new ways to make quesadillas! I'm putting this on the menu for next month, thanks!


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