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Tasty Monterey Jack and Chicken Quesadillas

Monterey Jack and Chicken Quesadillas are a type of quesadilla that typically includes shredded Monterey Jack cheese and cooked chicken. The cheese is usually melted between two tortillas, along with other ingredients such as bell peppers, onions, corn, and salsa. The chicken is often seasoned with taco seasoning or other spices to add flavor. The quesadillas can be served with a variety of toppings, such as sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. They are a quick and easy meal that can be customized to taste by adjusting the amount of cheese or adding different types of vegetables or meats.

Key Takeaways

  • Who This Meal Appeals To: Chicken lovers, cheese enthusiasts, and families in need of a quick and versatile meal.
  • Estimated Duration: 30 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Approximately 350-400 calories per serving, 20g protein, 30g carbs, 20g fat.

About This Recipe

Simplicity meets flavor. Monterey Jack cheese’s buttery, mild flavor blends seamlessly with the tender pieces of chicken to create a comfort-food masterpiece.

Equipment Required

  • Non-stick skillet or griddle
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula


  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1.5 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1.5 cups cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil for cooking
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prep Chicken: Cook and shred chicken, season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cheese Time: Shred Monterey Jack if not pre-shredded.
  3. Combine: Mix shredded chicken and Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl.
  4. Lay Tortillas: Spread each tortilla flat on your cutting board.
  5. Assemble: Evenly place chicken and cheese mixture on one half of each tortilla.
  6. Fold and Heat: Fold tortillas in half. Heat olive oil in a skillet, then add folded tortillas.
  7. Cook to Perfection: Fry until both sides are golden brown and cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle optional cilantro, let rest for a minute, then cut into wedges.

Side Dishes

  • Guacamole and chips
  • Mixed green salad
  • Salsa and sour cream for dipping

Storage Options

Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat using a skillet for best results.

Ingredient Substitutes

  • Use mozzarella if Monterey Jack is unavailable.
  • Substitute turkey for chicken for a leaner option.
  • Instead of cilantro, consider parsley for garnish.

Alternatives to This Meal

  • Chicken and Monterey Jack Enchiladas
  • Monterey Jack and Chicken-Stuffed Peppers
  • Chicken and Monterey Jack Cheese Melts

If you are interested in reading more about Cheese Quesadilla Ideas, please take a look at these related articles: Cheddar and Bacon Quesadillas or Pepper Jack and JalapeƱo Quesadillas.


Monterey Jack and Chicken Quesadillas are a timeless classic loved by all. This simple yet satisfying dish perfectly combines two beloved ingredients for a meal that’s as easy to make as it is to enjoy. Ideal for those busy days when you need something quick, yet crave something extraordinary!