Chicken, Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

MMMMmmm What to do with leftover chicken? Well, LOTS! I had a big craving for Mexican flavors and quesadillas are probably one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. Quesadillas are basically a flour or corn tortilla filled with a mixture of cheese and other ingredients, folded in half. There are so many varieties that it is difficult to get tired of it. This is one of the more complex versions I have made and I think that this version is fast becoming one of my favorites. Plus it is filled with healthy ingredients. Please don’t mind the awkward shape of my quesadilla, I haven’t mastered making my tortillas in a perfect circle yet 🙂 The recipe, however is great! If you want to make your own Flour Tortillas, here is a link to my recipe. I made mine on my Panini press but you can certainly make this on a frying pan or griddle. Careful not to over stuff your quesadilla, as it will make it soggy and hard to flip.

Chicken Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas


2 of your favorite Tortillas (at least)

Shredded chicken pieces

Canned Black Beans, Drained and rinsed

Avocado, sliced

Mexican Blend Cheeses (as much as you want)

Salsa (mild, medium or hot)


  1. Heat frying pan on medium-low heat.
  2. Make sure all your ingredients are prepped and ready to assemble.
  3. On one tortilla, sprinkle about half of the amount of cheese you want in your quesadilla
  4. Spread your shredded chicken, black beans and avocado over the cheese.
  5. Spread some salsa over the filling and top with remaining cheese.
  6. Place another tortilla on top.
  7. Carefully place quesadilla onto frying pan and cook until the bottom tortilla is lightly browned and some of the cheeses has melted.
  8. Flip over the quesadilla and cook until the other tortilla is lightly browned and all the cheese has melted. (If your tortilla is browning faster than the cheese is melting, reduce the heat)
  9. Remove quesadilla from pan and allow it to cool for about a minute before cutting.

Sneak Peak Inside Before Cooking!!

Serve with Salsa, Sour Cream, Guacamole and/or hot sauce.





Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes

12 responses to “Chicken, Black Bean and Avocado Quesadillas

  1. Wow this is heaps better than my quesadillas, this will be on the shopping list

  2. What brilliant looking quesadillas. I love that you made your own tortillas – so much better than store bought.
    🙂 Mandy

  3. crustabakes

    you made ur own tortilla! wow! and what delicious combination of ingredients!

  4. Looks fabulous, and I love that you made your own tortillas!

  5. Quesadillas! Oh I love a good quesadillas and this chicken black bean wonder will go well for lunch tomorrow :). Wonderful recipe girl.

    • Mmm I actually had leftovers from that dinner and I ate them cold for lunch the next day….omg it was so good! I tend to eat leftovers cold, especially when it is hot lol.

  6. I love the picture of the quesadilla being topped. I think there should be quesadilla topping ceremonies come to think of it.

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