Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas

If you keep the ingredients handy, Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes. Fast, frugal, and delicious!

Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas

  • 1 can black beans (I use 1 1/2 cups cooked beans)
  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar, colby, or Mexican blend cheese
  • soft taco sized tortillas
  • optional:  shredded lettuce, sour cream

Mash black beans with a fork.  Add chicken, salsa, and cheese.  Mix together.

Place a tortilla on a skillet heated to medium (or low-medium).  Spread with 1/2 to 3/4 cup meat and bean mixture.  Top with another tortilla.  Flip quesadilla.  Cut in fourths.

Serve with lettuce, sour cream, extra salsa and cheese.  Makes 4 quesadillas.

**Tip:  For even faster preparation,  meat mixture can be put together and frozen.  Just thaw, spread, and heat on the skillet.

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Comments

  1. Yum! We love quesadillas. :D I’ll take the beans, but everyone else wants to hold them back. :(

  2. Yum Yum – quesadillas are our go-to meal on busy nights!

  3. I have all of these ingredients on hand so maybe I will make it this week. How many does it make?

  4. This seems like something my husband would love. Thanks for the recipe.

  5. This looks great. I came home and my husband is asking for food with flavor! I’m adding this to my menu for Friday along with some mexican rice.

  6. I’ve made a variation of this a few times over the last couple of weeks. Such a great way to use up leftover chicken. We don’t care for onions and peppers (which seem to be the norm in quesadillas), so I add black beans and corn. I also use my electric griddle so I can make 2 at a time. Yum!

  7. Oooh, that sounds (and looks) delicious! And my husband would never eat it, so that means more for me! :)

    I wish I’d had a chance to meet you at Blissdom, but there’s always next year!

  8. Yummy! They look easy & delicious!

  9. Yum…quesadillas dipped in guacamole are my favorite! :)

  10. These look SO good. I have totally booked marked them for the future! (You might want to tell Kate to watch out, you might just be competing for her OAMM title.) :)

  11. This is one of my favorite things to make. Black beans, yum. Chicken, yum. Cheese, extra yum!

  12. Those look GREAT!!

  13. it cant be bad if its got black beans in it. have a great recipe for a spicy black bean soup. super simple, quick andawesomely spicy! email me or come by my blog if you are interested!!
    ps- now i have to go find a snack :)

  14. Thanks for this recipe. I made ours with leftover ground beef and minus the lettuce and heated it in the George Forman. It came out great!

  15. Adding beans to your quesadillas seems a good idea for veggie quesadillas . Here’s a similar quesadillas recipe. Please comment on your impression.

  16. We’re trying this tonight! Looks and smells yummy!!

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