Friday, June 5, 2020

Grilled Quesadilla and The Weekly Menu #sponsored

Our little local beach has opened up here and the Teen was excited to go with one of her friends.  I dropped them off and a short time later she called and said they had run into another friend and he was going to bring them home and so they could hang out by the pool.

Grilled Quesadilla

She also mentioned that they were STARVING.......

So into the kitchen I went to see what I could scrounge up for lunch.  I had recently received a gift pack from The Book Club Cookbook that included a jar of Dried and Prejudice Seasoned Salt.

jar of spice

It was still sitting on my counter and had yet to be put away.  I opened the refrigerator and found 1 chicken breast that was left from a package of 4 that I had frozen.  The other 3 were used for Chicken in Lemon Cream that I will be sharing with you on Sunday.

This spice was only a gift and no post nor mention of it was requested or required but I was so pleased with it I wanted to share the results with you.


I sliced up the chicken, seasoned it with the Dried and Prejudice blend and put it on the stove to brown in some olive oil.  I went into the cupboard looking for kidney or black beans....I didn't find any but I did find a can of Cannellini beans so I grabbed those, drained and rinsed them.

beans and chicken

I added these to the chicken and opened the refrigerator to see what else I had available.  I found half a jar of green salsa, about 3 Tablespoons of red salsa and 4 large burrito size flour tortillas.


I added the salsa to the chicken and beans.  Mashed up some of the beans a little bit and left it to cook and thicken.

food on grill

I grabbed this mixture, the tortillas and some olive oil and headed out to the grill.  Brushed each tortilla with a little olive oil and placed it onto the hot grill.  Added 1/4 of the chicken mixture and 1/4 cup of cheese to each and folded it over to get nice and crisp on the outside and ooey gooey on the inside.

Grilled Quesadilla

Those few simple ingredients made enough for a great lunch for 5 of us and took only minutes to make.  I love when I can throw together a meal like this using odds and ends from my refrigerator and pantry.  The seasoning was perfect as it contains flavors like Mexican oregano and cinnamon which were perfect for flavoring these quesadillas.

grilled chicken and bean quesadillas

But with that being is Friday and my cupboards are begining to be bare.  Time for the Weekly Menu so I can make a list for the grocers.

We have been very happy to be having gatherings of up to 10 people over to enjoy the pool and enlarged deck.  Frank's sister and her husband are joining us for dinner this evening and I'm looking forward to it.

Most of our meals during this time of year are cooked and served outside so my Menu reflects that....

Grilled Chicken Breast with Strawberry Basil Salsa (moved from last Thursday)

Grilled Burgers

Meatless Monday
Tortellini with Peas and Asparagus

Taco Tuesday
Serve yourself taco bar

Roasted chicken with Clementines

Grilled Bratwurst and Cabbage Salad

Fish Friday
Grilled Shrimp Skewers over Rice Pilaf

#quesadilla, #chicken, #beans, #salsa,
Entrees, Appetizer, Snack, Chicken
Mexican Fusion
Yield: 6 servings
Grilled Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

These delicious quesadillas are stuffed with a chicken and bean mixture and then grilled until crispy outside and gooey inside.
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 25 M


  • 1 (4-6 oz) chicken breast, sliced into strip
  • seasoning salt to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 c. salsa verde
  • 3 T. favorite red salsa
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1 c. shredded Colby Jack cheese
  • olive oil
  • sour cream for serving, if desired


  1. Heat 1/2 T. of olive oil in a large skillet over med high heat.  Season the chicken with the seasoning salt and add to the skillet.  Cook until no longer pink, then add the beans to the skillet.  Cook for a minute or two, smashing some of the beans with a wooden spoon.  Add the salsas and cook until chicken is cooked through and mixture is thickened.  Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Heat a grill to med high.  Brush each tortilla with olive oil and lay onto the hot grill.  Divide the chicken mixture and the cheese between the tortillas, covering half of each.  Fold the other half of the tortilla over the mixture and grill for 2 or 3 minutes, until nice grill marks appear and the bottom is crispy.  Flip over and cook the other side for another 2 or 3 minutes.  
  3. Remove from the grill and cut each into 3 wedges.  Serve with sour cream or additional salsa, if desired.
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  1. Replies
    1. It is and I used my other spice today on smoked ribs.....sooooo good.

  2. Quesadillas seem just meant for creating an ample meal from scarce supplies! Great ideas.

    be well... mae at


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