I came up with this recipe on a whim. I love quesadillas, but am picky about what goes in them. This was super easy to make and tasted really good. Serve as is or with salsa and sour cream.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir chicken, 1 packet sazon seasoning, and 1 teaspoon garlic salt, shredding chicken as it cooks until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 8 to 10 minutes.

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  • Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Stir black beans, 1 packet sazon seasoning, and teaspoon garlic salt together in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in microwave until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add black bean mixture to rice.

  • Place each tortilla on a work surface; layer half of each tortilla with bean-rice mixture, Mexican cheese, shredded chicken, and more Mexican cheese. Fold each tortilla in half. Spread a thin layer of softened butter atop each quesadilla.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat; cook each quesadilla, butter-side down, until cheese is melted and outside is crisp and brown, about 5 minutes per side. Cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

618 calories; 28.6 g total fat; 90 mg cholesterol; 1714 mg sodium. 57.3 g carbohydrates; 31.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
Sazon is a latin seasoning that you can get in any grocery store (walmart included) in the international aisle near the rest of the latin items. It is usually in a box and comes in little packets inside. There are sometimes lots of different ones to choose. I personally go with the red box or the yellow. They are the most basic in flavor profile. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2014
Easy? Too many ingredients to be called easy. I'm sure it is good but doesn't fill my search for easy quesadilla. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
Sazon is a latin seasoning that you can get in any grocery store (walmart included) in the international aisle near the rest of the latin items. It is usually in a box and comes in little packets inside. There are sometimes lots of different ones to choose. I personally go with the red box or the yellow. They are the most basic in flavor profile. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2012
Sazon is a latin seasoning that you can get in any grocery store (walmart included) in the international aisle near the rest of the latin items. It is usually in a box and comes in little packets inside. There are sometimes lots of different ones to choose. I personally go with the red box or the yellow. They are the most basic in flavor profile. Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2014
Easy? Too many ingredients to be called easy. I'm sure it is good but doesn't fill my search for easy quesadilla. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2012
These were really good! I think you could also roll this up burrito style and maybe add some salsa and sour cream inside. Will make this again for a nice lunch! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2018
It was delicious! I made it for my family and everyone enjoyed it. I will definitely making these again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2017
This is an easy recipe to prepare and the flavors meld to make a great dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2017
My family loved this! The only thing I would change is cutting back on the salt. The original recipe had a little bit of a salty bite to it. I did make my own Sazon Seasoning because my daughter has Celiac and cannot have most prepackaged seasoning mixes. So it may have been the salt from that recipe mixed with the salt from this current recipe that was too much. Other than that it was a great hit in our home and will definitely be made again. Read More