Chicken Quesadillas are a simple snack of chicken and cheese melted inside of a crispy flour tortilla.

Chicken and cheese melted together inside of a flour tortilla. A simple snack or a quick and easy dinner recipe.

Today I’ve got a recipe for you that I make for the kids all the time. My kids call them quesadillas (sounds like armadillos), and they are one of their favorite snacks. To me it is totally a comfort food. My son came home from school yesterday, second week and he’s already a pro!, and asked me to make some quesadillas for him and we both sat at the kitchen table together looking over his homework for the night, snacking on cheesy chicken quesadillas hot out of the pan.

Chicken and cheese melted together inside of a flour tortilla. A simple snack or a quick and easy dinner recipe.

I’ve been doing my homework too! I told you last week that I signed up to be on the PTA and when I went to a meeting guess what I saw? Boxes to collect Box Tops for Education! I shared with you that I have started collecting them at home and with the special Bonus Box Tops on select General Mills® products that give me five Box Tops per product they have been adding up. The Bonus Box Tops are only available at Walmart so I’ve been doing most of my grocery shopping there. This week I had the kids in tow and my son got so into spotting those special 5 Box Tops labels. It seems obvious now but at the time I hadn’t thought of getting him involved in collecting the labels. I let him and his sister pick out one special treat each for their lunch boxes, from the items with the Walmart Bonus Box Tops labels, and I did my best to find Box Tops on as many of the things on my grocery list as possible. Old El PasoTM Flour Tortillas were one of the products I found. Yay for quesadillas!

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When we got home I created this simple chart (DOWNLOAD HERE) and printed out one for me, my son, and my daughter. We’re having a little family competition to see who can reach $50.00 in Box Tops first! We’re pretty competitive around here and my son is already working it. I heard him telling his grandpa to save any labels he had at his house. I”m going to have to step up my game! 

Chicken and cheese melted together inside of a flour tortilla. A simple snack or a quick and easy dinner recipe.

Let’s get back to the quesadillas that I made with those Old El PasoTM Flour Tortillas. I make mine in a skillet with a little butter to grease the pan. It always reminds me of making an omlet. I put the tortilla down, and put whatever is going in the quesadilla on one half. I usually put chicken, diced onions, diced peppers, and cheddar cheese on mine. When the cheese starts to melt I flip the empty half of the tortilla over and press it down. I give it another minute to let the cheese finish melting and then flip it onto a plate and cut it up into 3 or 4 pieces. I love that crispy crunch of the fried tortilla with the gooey cheese, dipped in a little salsa or sour cream. Comfort food at it’s best!

Chicken and cheese melted together inside of a flour tortilla. A simple snack or a quick and easy dinner recipe.

I love that my kids are so into collecting the box tops now. My son can’t wait until we all reach $50 and we can take $150 worth of Box Tops for Education labels to his school. Such a sweet boy!

Servings: 1
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 7 mins

Chicken Quesadillas

CRispy, cheesy chicken quesadillas are good for lunch, snack, or dinner. Comfort food at it's best!
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Ingredients

  • 1 6 " Old El PasoTM Flour Tortilla
  • 1/2 c Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp Green Peppers, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Onion, diced
  • 1/4 c Grilled chicken, cooked and diced
  • 1 Tbsp Butter

Instructions

  • Put half of butter in a pan and heat on medium high until it begins to melt.
  • Add flour tortilla and on one half of the tortilla sprinkle cheese, onions, peppers and chicken.
  • Cook until cheese begins to melt and then flip the empty side of the tortilla over onto the cheesy side.
  • Press down and let cook until cheese is completely melted.
  • Cut and serve!
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Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Lunch/Snack

Chicken and cheese melted together inside of a flour tortilla. A simple snack or a quick and easy dinner recipe.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out at Walmart for the Bonus Box Tops on select General Mills® products. Your school will thank you!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine.