Chicken Caprese Quesadillas

Chicken Caprese Quesadillas are an easy meal that comes together in minutes. With shredded chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, this dish is kid-friendly and perfect for just about any time!

I couldn’t let the summer go by without sharing a caprese recipe…could I?
If you’ve been hanging around here long enough, then you know I’m all about those caprese flavors.
From this Caprese Garlic Bread, to that Caprese Pasta Salad and those Caprese bites, I love it all. Nothing screams summer more than a little basil, mozzarella, and fresh tomatoes.
Since I’ve had my fair share of caprese recipes, I decided to throw one more into the mix. I just couldn’t help it!
And if you guessed a caprese quesadilla, then you’re right one track! I love whipping up an easy quesadilla for a quick lunch for dinner, so I gave it a summery spin.

Chicken Caprese Quesadillas are an easy meal that comes together in minutes. With shredded chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, this dish is kid-friendly and perfect for just about any time!
And with school just around the corner, I thought this would be a quick dinner idea. In fact, this caprese quesadilla recipe could also be considered a healthy back-to-school dinner idea, too. And that’s a win-win all around!
So, let’s get down to the good stuff!

How to make Chicken Caprese Quesadillas:
Preheat a small skillet over medium heat and grease lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Alternatively, you can use butter. Either one will help give the tortillas that golden color.
On one half of the tortilla, layer 3-4 mozzarella slices, followed by some shredded chicken, sliced tomatoes, and chopped basil. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over the top.
Fold the other half over and press down with a spatula until the shell sticks to the cheese. Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until cheese is melted.
Some tips for making Chicken Caprese Quesadillas:
Use shredded rotisserie chicken that you can find in the deli section of your grocery store. It’s such a time-saver! I use it in a lot of my recipes and it cuts back on prep time but still has great flavor.
Fresh mozzarella is best for this recipe. I use the logs of mozzarella that you can find in the cheese section of the grocery store. Some come already sliced and some are unsliced.
Fresh basil is the best. Take a few leaves, roll lengthwise, and then chop. In seconds, you’ll have basil ready to use.
How to serve Chicken Caprese Quesadillas:
Garnish with more fresh basil, if desired. It gives the top of the quesadillas a pop of color!
Drizzle a touch of balsamic glaze over the quesadillas to give these a tangy twist.
Serve on a platter for your party guests or for a quick and easy meal alongside a salad.
One bite and you’ll be wowed and the combination of flavors that burst in your mouth. This Chicken Caprese Quesadilla recipe is so simple, yet so delicious, that you’ll be making this over and over again.

Looking for more caprese recipes? I’ve got you covered!

Chicken Caprese Quesadillas

Chicken Caprese Quesadillas are an easy meal that comes together in minutes. With shredded chicken, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, this dish is kid-friendly and perfect for just about any time!

Course Appetizer, Main Course Keyword caprese, caprese recipe, quesadilla, quesadilla recipe

Ingredients2 medium flour tortilla shells6-8 slices fresh mozzarella ¾ cup shredded rotisserie chicken1 roma tomato sliced5-6 fresh basil leaves chopped½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
InstructionsLightly grease a small skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Alternatively, you can use one tablespoon of butter. Heat skillet over medium heat and lace one shell into skillet. Add 3-4 slices of mozzarella, chicken, tomato slices, basil, and shredded cheese. Fold shell over and lightly press down with a spatula to ensure that the top sticks to the cheese.  Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden and cheese is melted. Repeat with second tortilla shell. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and top with additional basil, if desired. Serve immediately. 

NutritionServing: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 640IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 301mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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