Southwest Chicken Quesadillas


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For a delicious and quick meal try this recipe for Southwest style chicken quesadillas.

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  • CRISCO┬« No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 C. cooked chicken, finely shredded
  • 1/2 C. tomato salsa, plus additional for serving
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 C. Jalapeno Jack or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 sprigs fresh cilantro, minced
  • Sour cream

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Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with heavy-duty aluminum foil. Spray with CRISCO® No-Stick Cooking Spray. In a medium mixing bowl, combine chicken, salsa, salt, pepper, mayonnaise, chili powder and minced cilantro. Arrange 4 tortillas on baking sheet. Top with chicken mixture. Top with remaining 4 tortillas; press closed gently. Bake 5 minutes. Remove baking sheets from oven. Carefully turn quesadillas with spatula. Return to oven; bake 5 minutes more, or until browned. Let stand 2 minutes. Cut each in quarters. Serve immediately, with additional salsa and sour cream if desired.

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