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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

"Flour tortillas filled with chicken breast, onions, peppers, pico de gallo and Monterey Jack cheese."
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55 m servings 673 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 673 kcal
  • 34%
  • Fat:
  • 29.1 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 72.8g
  • 23%
  • Protein:
  • 31 g
  • 62%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 979 mg
  • 39%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. In a small bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add chicken and saute until cooked through and juices run clear. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  3. Put the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the hot skillet and saute the sliced onion and green pepper until tender. Stir in the minced garlic and saute until the aroma is strong. Mix in half of the pico de gallo and chicken breast meat. Set aside; keep warm.
  4. In a heavy skillet, heat one flour tortilla. Spread 1/4 cup shredded cheese on the tortilla and top with 1/2 the chicken mixture. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup cheese over the chicken and top with another tortilla. When bottom tortilla is lightly brown and cheese has started to melt, flip quesadilla and cook on the opposite side. Remove quesadilla from skillet and cut into quarters. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve quesadillas with sour cream and remaining pico de gallo.

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Tony! This is an awesome recipe! Thanks! For anyone thinking of making this, here's a few suggestions: 1) Don't skip making the pico de gallo. . . that's what makes this recipe so good. The...

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This recipe is just okay. First off, when I think of Pico de Gallo, I think of spicy and flavorful. This pico is totally missing the heat by only using one jalapeno (and this is coming from so...

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Tony! This is an awesome recipe! Thanks! For anyone thinking of making this, here's a few suggestions: 1) Don't skip making the pico de gallo. . . that's what makes this recipe so good. The...

Senor Cortez--This is the best, by far, recipe I have ever tasted for Pico de Gallo. Combining it in a chicken quesadilla was a work of genius, or family background. Using fresh cilantro is im...

You CAN go back home again! I'm from Texas and sorely missed Tex-Mex food. This recipe is perfect and outperforms most restaurants easily. The pico de gallo stands alone and can be made as dip...

This was quick and easy to make. I don't know what the people were talking about when they said it took too long to chop everything. It was no longer than to fix a typical evening meal. I will s...

Fabulous taste - worth the chopping effort - I eat mine with sour cream on top - also I had trouble flipping and finally decided to only put filling on half the tortilla and then fold the non fi...

Pico de Gallo was great! We marinated the chicken in a chicken taco seasoning and then grilled the chicken rather than cooking on the stovetop. In addition, we heated the quesadillas on the Ge...

Very easy and delicious!!!! Only thing I changed was to grill the whole chicken breast (with salt and freshly ground black pepper) and then cut it into 2 inch strips. I found that cutting 2 inch...

Wonderful! My husband asks for these all the time now! I added mushrooms and used mozarella cheese. Also, as an alternative, try baking your quesadillas in the oven on 350 for about 10 minutes i...

The best quesadilla recipe on this site so far! I didn't have any fresh tomatoes so I used a can of diced tomatoes, drained and also used half a 4.5 oz can of diced jalapeno peppers and due to l...