Southwest Chicken Quesadillas

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For me, dinner is one of the hardest meals of the day. As a work-at-home mom, I am so busy during the day that I rarely think of dinner before it’s almost time to eat. It seems like more often than not, I’m throwing something together at the last minute. And when you have a toddler who is just discovering his taste in different foods, that can sometimes be difficult.

So when I was asked to try out Tyson Individually Frozen Chicken Breasts in the Smokey Steakhouse and Southwest Pepper Trio flavors, I was really excited. These bags are so easy to keep on hand in the freezer. And since the chicken breasts are already flavored, you just have to pop them in the oven and you’re good to go!

I wanted to do something a little different with them, though. Andrew sometimes won’t eat chicken alone, but he loves quesadillas. So I decided to create a quesadilla around the yummy flavors of the Southwest Pepper Trio chicken breast. Quesadillas are so easy for toddlers to hold and they make meals interesting. I love that you can throw any ingredients into a quesadilla — just top it with cheese, melt it and you’ve got a great meal!

Tyson Individually Frozen Chicken Breasts in Smokey Steakhouse and Southwest Pepper Trio flavors will be available exclusively at Wal-Mart starting on April 9, 2013. 

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Southwest Chicken Quesadillas

2 Tyson Southwest Pepper Trio chicken breasts, cooked according to package directions
2 oz cream cheese
1 can black beans
1 can whole kernel corn
8 oz shredded Colby Jack cheese
8 large flour tortillas


In a large skillet, melt the cream cheese. Chop the cooked chicken breasts into small pieces and add it to the skillet, cooking until warm. Drain and rinse the black beans and corn, and stir into the skillet. Remove from heat.

Heat tortillas on a griddle and pile shredded Colby Jack cheese on top. Once the cheese has melted a bit, add the chicken mixture on top of that. Then add another layer of shredded Colby Jack cheese and top with a tortilla. Cook on the griddle until tortillas are slightly brown and cheese has melted.

Slice and serve with pico de gallo and guacamole.

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See my shopping trip to Walmart to pick up Tyson Individually Frozen Chicken Breasts (and the other things that caught my eye) in my Google+ album.

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  1. Great use of the chicken. I love quesadillas! I was very impressed with the amount of seasoning on these chicken breasts!

  2. What perfect timing! I haven’t been able to find the seasoning I use for my quesadillas so now I can forgo all of that and make it with Tysons! Thanks for the idea!

  3. These look so good and are still a fast easy meal. Great use of the chicken.

  4. These look so delicious!And it seems to be easy to make, I’ll try it!

  5. My kids would go crazy over this recipe! This will definitely be something we need to try at home this summer! Thanks so much for sharing.


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