Chicken and Apple Quesadillas


These are super easy, kid-friendly quesadillas that the grown-ups will love too. I made these last night to go along with my apple pumpkin soup. These quesadillas have delicious apples, I used red delicious, crisp celery, and seasoned chicken. I seasoned the chicken with just ordinary poultry seasoning. It was very easy. The poultry seasoning contains great flavors for fall like sage, thyme, rosemary, and a hint of nutmeg. I used mozzerella in my quesadillas, but you can use any cheese you like.

Pumpkin week is coming to an end at the Family Kitchen, and I have 2 more pumpkin recipes for you this week. Last week, I had bought plenty of pumpkin to get me through all my recipes, but had to use some of my pumpkin in an unexpected way. My now 6 month old puppy, Coco, had a very upset stomach from stealing some leftover pierogi dough off the counter while I was cooking. The dough was filled with sour cream, and it seems he’s severely lactose intolerant. I fed him plenty of pumpkin, and he feels better, but I’m out of pumpkin. Rather than buy more canned pumpkin, we went to the pumpkin patch at the local church early this year. I forgot my good camera, and snapped this shot with my iphone just before my battery went dead.


When we got out of the car, he ran right for this pumpkin and brought it to me. I guess he knew what he wanted. We got a couple of other small ones before leaving. Yes he has on shorts and a t-shirt, it is still really hot here in Florida.. We’ll definitely be going back closer to Halloween to get that big pumpkin to carve, and hopefully get some better photos!

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Yield: Serves 8

Chicken and Apple Quesadillas

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2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
olive oil
2 apples of your choice, thinly sliced
4 stalks celery, sliced
8 large flour tortillas
1 cup mozzarella cheese


Season sliced chicken breasts. Preheat large skillet. Drizzle with olive oil. Add chicken and brown.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Use 2 large cookie sheets for quesadillas. Lightly oil one side of the tortilla. Place tortilla, oiled side down on cookie sheet. Add cooked chicken, apple slices, celery, and cheese to tortillas. Lightly oil another tortilla and place this tortilla, oiled side up on top of your quesadilla.

Bake quesadillas until golden brown and crispy.

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  16 Responses to “Chicken and Apple Quesadillas”

  1. Angelia McGowan — October 13, 2010 @ 9:28 pm

    Chicken and Apple Quesadillas

  2. ManPans — October 13, 2010 @ 9:30 pm

    RT @EclecticRecipes: Chicken and Apple Quesadillas

  3. Monet — October 14, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    Not only did your soup sound delicious, but these quesadillas are making me drool! I love the thought of melted cheese and crisp apples. A wonderful fall medley! Thank you for sharing this with us. Your little guy is precious (and a great pumpkin picker too!)

  4. Cajun Chef Ryan — October 14, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    These look so good, and yes, the soup is also a great fall treat!

  5. Michelle — October 14, 2010 @ 9:13 am

    We love quesadillas and often do a “build your own” dinner with them. I like the chicken/apple combo. – one I’ve never thought of but will have to try.

  6. Foodierama — October 15, 2010 @ 12:56 am

    Chicken and Apple Quesadillas #foodie

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  8. Harriet — October 19, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    Thats a reallu interesting take on Quesadillas seeing as the version I’m used to involves a lot of cheese! But thank you for sharing, I’ll be sure to try this some times!

  9. RavieNomNoms — October 21, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    Love the combination a lot!

  10. Squeak Gourmet — October 21, 2010 @ 5:38 pm

    YUM! I bet a crisp Macintosh apple and some sharp cheddar would be a great combo as well! I love the soup with this!

  11. Belinda Chiu — October 21, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

    Glad you got the photo – it’s precious. I love this quesadilla…perfect fall flavors.

  12. Baking Serendipity — October 21, 2010 @ 11:57 pm

    I wanted to add apples to quesadillas this weekend and my family thought I was crazy! I think this is proof that I’m not 🙂 These look delicious!

  13. Sophia — October 25, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

    Yum, I love a good chicken dinner recipe. I just made a chicken casserole the other day. It’s called Artichoke Olive Chicken Bake. I loved it! I’m going to put your recipe on my “To-Make” list, too!

  14. kate blue — December 22, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    great idea…like chicken sald without all the work…am gonna use this one while the kiddos are out on xmas break..something they can do themselves 🙂

  15. JenD — September 12, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    I found you apple pumpkin soup on pinterest and decided to make it today, as I’m home with the little one who’s sick. Well, it came out fabulous! And I’m making these quesadillas to go with it. I’m using Macintosh and sharp cheddar cheese, and ground chicken since that’s what I had. I can’t wait to try them!! Yum!

  16. Betty Taylor — January 5, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

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