Making dinner doesn’t always have to be hard or take a long time. Let’s face it who has time every night to make a three course meal? Not me. Plus there are those nights I just don’t (gasp!) want to cook. For these kinds of nights I keep a few quick fix dinners in my back pocket. These quesadillas are fast, cheap and filling. Perfect for those nights when you’re tempted to run through the drive thru or order a pizza.
One of the best parts of these quesadillas is the bacon. That’s right I said B-A-C-O-N!!! Here’s the trick I use to cook the bacon in a hurry for this recipe. Using 3-5 slices on bacon – how much is up to you – and slice it into small pieces. Then in a large skillet over medium high heat add the bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Set bacon aside.
The trickiest part of this whole recipe us flipping the quesadilla over. To to this I use a spatula and a fork to help me keep it balanced. But I’m a little klutzy so you may not need the fork. Once you’ve flipped the quesadilla over let the other side cook until it’s cooked though evenly. Then using the spatula and fork remove it from the skillet.
Happy Cooking Y’all!
Fast and Easy Chicken Quesadillas
- 1 package of 8 Large Flour Tortillas
- Shredded Chicken
- ½ cup of green bell pepper diced
- ½ of yellow onion diced
- ¼ cup of red onion sliced optional
- 1 can of refried beans
- 1 package shredded cheese
- Sour Cream for garnish
- Jalapeno Peppers for garnish
- Large Skillet or Grill Pan
Cook bacon and set aside (see post for quick tip) When chicken is cooked dice or shred and set aside in the same bowl as the bacon.
In the skillet add onions, green peppers and cook until tender add to bowl with chicken and bacon. Add in refried beans. Mix everything until well combined.
Lay one tortilla on flat surface and pile chicken mixture and cheese on evenly on one side. Fold empty side over and place on skillet/grill pan until the tortilla is toasted. (You have to use a spatula and peek from time to time. I know you probably figured that out already)
Flip the quesadilla over and cook other side evenly.
Serve with toppings of your choice
Bobbi @ 3GLOL
Looks very tasty. I think I might start making mine with just one tortilla at a time…seems like the “flip” would be easier.
Thanks for sharing 🙂
We normally just put shredded chicken and cheese in ours, but these look delicious! May have to broaden our horizons!
Ivy and Elephants
I am totally going to make this tonight. This is such a super cute post. I would love it if you would share it at our WIW Linky Party. I hope you can join us.
Meaghan from DIYfaerie
I love a good easy dinner and Mexican food is my favorite. Yum!
Yummy! You had me at bacon. Seriously, this looks great.
We do our larger meal at lunch cause my 87 yr old Dad can’t eat much at evening so this would be perfect for evening meal. Sure looks great..
These look really thick and hearty! Quesdaillas are a fav at my house too – you had me at the combo of chicken and bacon. YUM.
Mmm, I love a good quesadilla, and this looks delicious. Definitely a plus that it’s so easy and quick to make. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.
Confession – there are more nights that I don’t want to cook than I do and this sounds delicious (bacon + cheese = heaven). Congrats, you’re featured this week at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.
Thank you for featuring me! I hope you’re family will love these quesadillas as much as we do!
These look AMAZING!! Adding them to this weekend’s meal plan!!
They are great. I’m glad you’re going to give them a try. Thanks for stopping by!