Chicken Pot Pie Quesadillas
Chicken Pot Pie Quesadillas Video (scroll down for printable recipe
This was a wicked brainstorm. As it turns out, chicken pot pie quesadillas are delicious and filling and way easier than making a chicken pot pie from scratch (though I’ve got a recipe for that, too). When you think about it, chicken pot pie filling is a natural for a quesadilla already: it’s creamy and goes great with crispy pastry shell. And when you think about that, there’s not much difference between a crispy pastry shell and a crispy flour tortilla in the grand scheme of things.
These quesadillas make a fine lunch or dinner when you’re in a hurry. Use leftover roast chicken, poached chicken, or buy a rotisserie chicken. Leftover salsa chicken would make a fantastic “second appearance” stuffed inside a quesadilla later in the week. If you’re in a more ambitious mood or have a little more time, they become more complete with a side of beans and a salad.
And if you have a family of dip-lovers, mix up a quick dip of equal parts sour cream and salsa! Yum.
Chicken pot pie quesadillas recipePrint
Chicken Pot Pie Quesadilla
- Yield: 4 1x
- 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/4 cup minced celery
- 2 green onions, minced
- 1 jalapeño, minced
- 2 tablespoons minced parsley/cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 cup grated cheese
- 4 flour tortillas
- Mix chicken, vegetables and cream cheese with seasonings until everything is coated.
- Lay tortillas out and sprinkle a tablespoon of grated cheese on half of each, spread 1/4 of chicken mixture, then sprinkle another tablespoon of cheese. Fold over and press lightly.
- Cook over medium-low heat until all is warm and cheese is melted.
I’m right in the middle of trying to figure how to convert full-sized pie recipes into mini pies. Actually, it’s more like I’m trying to figure out how many mini pans are needed to use up all the filling and dough from a full-sized recipe. No matter what I’ve tried I always end up with too much filling or too much pie dough. I’d really like to figure out how to make the full recipe for the fillings and then adapt a pie dough recipe to produce just the required amount of dough. But, at least for pot pies, I won’t have to. Quesadillas to the rescue. I’ve never been a fan of rolling out pie dough, anyway. Another genius recipe, Hilah!
I’m trying to recall back to my experiments with mini pies and I think I figured 1 batch of pie dough for a double-crust 9″ pan was just about right for 3-6″ pies.
But anyway, at least there’s one problem solved with tortillas 😉
Woman, you just upped to quesadilla game to a whole new level!
You have done it again!!! This one is Epic! Right up there with your Hangover Tacos. A def keeper. In fact I made a big batch of the filling to keep in the fridge so I can cook the ‘dillas at will. Super easy and very modifiable (is that a word?) Anyway As usual you got it spot on!!! will make this often ant spread the word to others.
Cheers to you and yours
Keith in Maine
Awesome, Keith! Great idea to batch up the filling 🙂
You’re look awesome! 🙂 Question: Do you maybe suggest a quick saute of the onions, celery, and pepper first to take off the raw edge to them? Other than that I think it’s an amazing recipe. I will give it a try when I can get all of those ingredients.
Thanks from a Canadian viewer. 😀
You can totally saute the veg first. I like them crunchy … and I especially like how fast it comes together this way. 🙂 But by all means, it would not hurt a bit to soften them up a little if you like!
Hello Hilah! 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing this fun recipe!
The moment you posted it, I knew this would be perfect for the Fraternity Boys I cook for.
This week, I finally put it on the menu…
(12 Pounds Chicken, 8 Pounds Cream Cheese, 18 Pounds Grated Cheese, Huge 12″ Tortillas, etc…)
I thought you’d love to know that they give it 50 Thumbs Up!
Meanwhile, I will be making a Vegan Version at home very soon using Beyond Chicken Grilled Strips, Go Veggie Chive & Garlic Vegan Cream Cheese and Daiya or Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheeses.
Holy cow, JoJo! That is a TON of quesadillas! 😀
Great to know your boys liked them and I hope they work well vegan-ized. Thanks for writing!