Layered Chicken Quesadillas with Cheese, Rice, and Beans {The Best!}

This layered cheesy, Quesadilla Recipe is a delicious Mexican Dinner. It’s an easy Quesadilla recipe oozing with cheese, rice, and chicken. Top with your favorite Mexican food toppings and dig into crunchy delicious oven-baked Chicken Quesadillas tonight. Come on in and I’ll share the recipe with you…

Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

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Oven Baked Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

This recipe came from pure desperation. I think it turned out pretty well. It was a hit with my family and I know that your family will love it too. 

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The best Oven Baked Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Layered Chicken Quesadillas with Cheese, Rice and Beans

A delicious family meal that with a Mexican flair
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 -12 servings
Calories: 149cal
Author: Melissa
Cost: $10


Rice Ingredients:

  • 1 10 oz. Spanish Rice   – Cooked according to package directions 
  • 1 15 oz. diced tomatoes – this will be needed for the rice recipe

Other Ingredients:

  • 3 large Chicken Breasts – cooked and cubed
  • 1 15 oz. black beans – rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz. sweet corn – drained
  • 1 1 oz. taco seasoning
  • cups water
  • 9 burrito sized flour tortillas – burrito size
  • 8 oz. shredded cheese – Monterey Jack Blend


  • Cook rice according to package directions
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • In a medium saucepan over medium/high heat – combine the cooked chicken, beans, corn, seasoning, and water
  • Stir occasionally until the water has cooked down, about 5 minutes
  • Grease a baking sheet with cooking spray
  • Place 3 flour tortillas down separately
  • Place heaping spoonfuls of rice onto each tortilla – spread the rice out
  • Sprinkle cheese generously over the rice
  • Add another flour tortilla over the rice and cheese
  • Add a heaping spoonful of the chicken and beans mixture – Spread that around
  • Add a flour tortilla to the top of the chicken and bean mixture
  • Place another heaping spoonful of Spanish Rice onto those tortillas
  • Sprinkle generously with cheese
  • Pop into the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the middle is warm, and the cheese is nicely melted


  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with sour cream, salsa, and taco toppings – like olives, tomatoes, and lettuce
nutrition facts are only an estimate 


Calories: 149cal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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