Chicken and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

We had avocados that were ripe and ready to use so I whipped up a batch of guacamole to serve with some chicken and roasted pepper quesadillas. I used leftover roasted chicken meat mixed with seasonings, roasted peppers, onion, and cilantro. The chicken was really flavorful and tasted wonderful with the refried beans and cheese. The quesadillas were so simple to make and tasted fantastic to my entire family. A quick and easy meal with very little clean up is my kind of dinner.

Chicken and Roasted Chile Quesadillas:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 2 cups of leftover roasted chicken meat, shredded
  • 2 Anaheim peppers, stem and seeds removed, slit down the center lengthwise
  • Roasted bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, slit down the center lengthwise
  • 1 tbsp red onion, chopped finely
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • Cumin, to taste
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • Mexican blend of cheese
  • Refried beans
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa

Position the oven rack close to the broiler and heat the broiler. Cover a baking sheet with tin foil (for easier clean up). Put the cored, seeded and flattened peppers skin side up on a baking sheet.

Broil until peppers are blackened. Transfer the peppers to a large zip lock bag then seal and let them cool for 10 minutes.

Once the peppers are cool enough to handle, carefully remove the blackened skin and chop them into pieces.

Combine the chicken, roasted peppers, onion, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix all ingredients thoroughly.

Spread the refried beans over half of a large flour tortilla. Spread the chicken mixture on top of the beans then sprinkle with cheese. Fold the flour tortilla in half and place in a dry skillet over medium heat. Cook until golden brown on each side, about 3 minutes. Slice into wedges and serve with fresh salsa and guacamole. Enjoy.

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49 Responses to “Chicken and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas”

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    Joanne — May 20, 2010 @ 3:02 am

    These quesadillas sound like they are stuffed with deliciousness!

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    Mandy — May 20, 2010 @ 3:11 am

    I made chicken quesadilla's last night for dinner. They are one of my favorite quick and easy meals to whip up. Yours look great!

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    PranisKitchen — May 20, 2010 @ 3:26 am

    pam ..feel to taste some..really delicous one..the way u explained is really nice.one of our favorite..

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    Pacheco Patty — May 20, 2010 @ 4:08 am

    I like quesadillas in the summer, it's one of my favorites for a quick family meal, thanks for sharing your recipe, it looks good.

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    Sushma Mallya — May 20, 2010 @ 5:05 am

    Roasted peppers have given a nice flavour to quesadillas..looks yum pam…

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    Jenn — May 20, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    Quesadilla are probably one of the best easy meals anyone can make. the nice thing about it is that you can add so many different ingredients in it. :)

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — May 20, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, it will be a nice change for us. Oddly enough I have never used chicken in Quesadillas before, I have no idea why not! Diane

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    Carmen Rosa — May 20, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    I take note how you roast pepper.
    It´s new for me.
    Thank you so much

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    M D — May 20, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Roasted Pepper Quesadillas looking yummy. Nice photos too.

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    Home made food — May 20, 2010 @ 9:40 am

    This is food made at home. By using leftover roasted chicken meat, you are practicing food economy which is very good. It assures that nothing is left to waste. Food experts advise that the use of garlic, cummin, cilantro, etc in our food helps us fight inflammation. They contain special properties to suppress many illnesses.

    Actually, this is a unique Chile Quesadillas. We make it

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    Sandi — May 20, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    that looks wonderful Pam….but all your stuff looks great!!!

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    Big Dude — May 20, 2010 @ 12:38 pm

    Looks like a winner, quesadillas are a real favorite.

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    Stacey Snacks — May 20, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    More good recipes from the queen of the S.W.!

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    Lynda — May 20, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

    Quesadillas are the perfect meal, easy and yet very delicious. These look great!

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    Pam — May 20, 2010 @ 1:55 pm

    They look fantastic and I must try this! I will definitely try the peppers your way! Thanks!

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    Tiffany — May 20, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    The broiled peppers I am sure add a lot of flavor. I have to remember to make something like this in the future!

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    Cathy — May 20, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    I have just a few roasted peppers in the freezer from last summer. You've inspired me to use them up before the new crop comes in. Love this kind of quick, easy and delicious meal.

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    StephenC — May 20, 2010 @ 2:35 pm

    Quesadillas are such a great vehicle for "stuff" leftover in the fridge. We also almost always have some roasted chile peppers in the freezer. Congrats on a great idea.

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    Live.Love.Eat — May 20, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

    These look awesome Pam. I love a good filled up quesadilla!

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    Holly — May 20, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    Looks delish!! Love Quesadillas!

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    bodyhacker — May 20, 2010 @ 5:11 pm

    Thanks for the great tips on roasting the Chiles. The quesadillas look fantastic and look forward to trying.

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    Marjie — May 20, 2010 @ 5:14 pm

    Your quesadillas always look so festive on your brightly colored plate!

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    The Blonde Duck — May 20, 2010 @ 5:25 pm

    I love quesdillas…..

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    Cambriaaaa — May 20, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    YUM. My love for Mexican food continues!

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    Bethie — May 20, 2010 @ 5:44 pm

    YUM!!! I love all your Mexican dishes!!

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    Ana Powell — May 20, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

    Everything so well coordinated.
    Delicious quesadillas.
    I am off to Portugal :)

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    lishapisa — May 20, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    very nice and i like the cumin touch!

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    pigpigscorner — May 20, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    Simple and delicious! Great way of getting rid of leftovers too!

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    Jen_from_NJ — May 20, 2010 @ 8:58 pm

    My kind of dinner also! Guacamole is one of my favorites!

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    grace — May 20, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

    perfect quesadillas, pam! WHY is it that orange peppers are so much better than green?

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    Julie — May 21, 2010 @ 12:34 am

    Roasted peppers are so awesome…I'll bet they are amazing in this quesadilla.

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    5 Star Foodie — May 21, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    Awesome quesadillas! Sounds terrific with roasted peppers!

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    Paula — May 21, 2010 @ 2:45 am

    I'll be right over … for a few dozen. YUM!

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    Nina Timm — May 21, 2010 @ 3:19 am

    I am still waiting for that Mexican recipe book of yours……amazing!

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    ♥peachkins♥ — May 21, 2010 @ 11:35 am

    If it has roasted peppers then I'm sure it's wonderful!

    blowing peachkisses
    The Peach Kitchen
    peach and things

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    Copper apron sink — May 22, 2010 @ 4:29 am

    Do you have any suggestions for good tortillas? It seems all the ones I buy at the store are too thin or dry up really fast.

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    Conor @ HoldtheBeef — May 22, 2010 @ 5:18 am

    What a perfect plate to serve these on! Great recipe, this dish is always a goodie :)

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    Megan — June 26, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    These quesadillas sound like they are stuffed with deliciousness!Great way of getting rid of leftovers too.

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    kara — July 1, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

    Delicious! Since I'm a vegetarian I just substituted soy chicken by Quorn and it was very tasty!

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    Samantha — July 3, 2010 @ 10:40 am

    I really love this coz I can make it easier and faster yet really taste good. This is now my favorite recipe for quesadillas. Thanks

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    Olivia — July 5, 2010 @ 4:09 pm

    I used to buy packaged guacamole until I discovered how simple and it is to make at home! I have been looking for great new recipes to serve with my guacamole and this one definitely looks like a winner! I can't wait to try it!

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    Michelle — July 5, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

    While the chicken is cooling, set your oven broiler to high and place red pepper on closest rack to broiler (without touching the actual broiler, of course.

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    Kristen — July 6, 2010 @ 4:30 pm

    The mixture of vegies was great and the entire family loved it. It was quick and easy as well.

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    Victoria — July 7, 2010 @ 7:42 am

    Roasted peppers add zing to any dish but they are perfectly used here. That plated shot is great also, perfect for the meal, thanx.

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    Lynn — July 8, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    This is quiet exciting to do. I'm really love making something like this i hope my will enjoy this.Thank you for posting you blog post and I'm looking forward to read and learn more about your blog.

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    Diane — July 8, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    I can make it easier and faster yet really taste good. This is now my favorite recipe for quadrilles. Thanks for the share.

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    Jane — July 9, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    Wow, What a perfect plate to serve these on! Great recipe, this dish is always a goodie, thanx for the share.

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    Katie — July 11, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Hey! I really love your Quesadillas :) This is good for snack!

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    Becky — September 21, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    Well, I hope i will enjoy this.Thank you for posting you blog post and I'm looking forward.

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