Black Bean & Chicken Quesadillas

Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
I’m VERY excited to be teaming up with a group of amazing bloggers today for the first EVER monthly ingredient challenge! Each month, this talented group of bloggers will bring together a series of incredible recipes for you with one key ingredient. This month, that ingredient is: CILANTRO!
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
If you like Cilantro, you’re gonna want to stick around to see what everyone made!
I’m featuring a recipe that my family LOVES: our cheesy, black bean & chicken quesadillas.
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas

Ingredients for Black Bean and Cilantro Quesadillas

  • Tortillas
  • Prepared Chicken Strips (1-2 breasts)
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream or guacamole (if desired)
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
Mix cilantro, black beans (drained and rinsed), lime juice & zest, oregano, and salt in food processor until well blended. 
 
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
Spread black bean mixture on half of tortillas. Add chicken and cheese. Fold in half and place on baking sheet.
Bake at 400F for 5 minutes on each side.
 
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
Prepare guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for toppings. I used this EASY 5 minute guacamole recipe (also featuring cilantro!) with our quesadillas.
They take 25 minutes total to prepare and bake. You will NOT be disappointed if you try these at home!
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas

Download the Instructions for these easy Quesadillas!

Black Bean Quesadillas

Black Bean Quesadillas

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • Tortillas
  • Prepared Chicken Strips (1-2 breasts)
  • Shredded cheese
  • 1/2 can black beans
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Serve with salsa, sour cream or guacamole (if desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Prepare chicken breasts by BBQing them, or frying them at a low temperature with oil until they are cooked through. When ready, slice into strips.
  3. Drain and rinse black beans.
  4. Mix black beans, chopped up cilantro, zest and juice of lime oregano and salt together.
  5. Add mixture to food processor and mix until well blended.
  6. Add mixture to half of a quesadilla. Top with chicken strips and cheese.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole, as desired.

Here’s a link to the easy peasy Guacamole recipe I used above too!

Easy 5 Minute Guacamole

26 thoughts on “Black Bean & Chicken Quesadillas

  1. Yum yum! These look super delicious and healthy. Stopping by from I Should Be Mopping the Floor. Would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello!

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