How to make easy pesto chicken quesadillas in under 10 minutes for a perfect lunch or snack.
How to Make the Best Pesto Chicken Quesadillas
I know pesto chicken sounds a little strange to be putting into a quesadilla, but trust us, it works. Pesto is flavor overload — check out our homemade pesto recipe to see.
Pesto is made of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese. If you don’t have the time to make your own batch, there are lots of store-bought options.
When it comes to the chicken, we usually have a batch of shredded chicken in our fridge — here’s how to make shredded chicken on the stove and here’s our slow cooker version. You can also shred a rotisserie chicken or roasted chicken from a night or two ago. Then pile everything onto a tortilla add fresh spinach and some cheese.
After cooking on both sides in a skillet, the chicken quesadilla is warm, toasted and the cheese is melted. A perfect lunch or snack!
Easy Pesto Chicken Quesadillas
We love these easy pesto chicken quesadillas. I know pesto chicken sounds a little strange to be putting pesto into a quesadilla, but trust us, it works. Pesto is flavor overload — check out our homemade pesto recipe to see.
You Will Need
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, see our homemade flour tortillas recipe
4 tablespoons basil pesto, see our homemade pesto recipe
1 cup shredded cooked chicken, see our shredded chicken recipe
1 cup packed spinach leaves
3/4 cup shredded cheese like Monterey Jack or cheddar
1Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat.
2Divide the pesto, chicken, spinach, and cheese between four tortillas. Top with a second tortilla then add to the pan and cook, flipping once, until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are toasted on both sides, about 5 minutes.