Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

Deborah From tasteandtellblog Wed, Aug 31 2011

One of my go-to dinner ideas is quesadillas. They are family friendly, budget friendly, and so easy to throw together. So when I came across this quesadilla recipe, of course I wanted to try it out. And then I read that you make flatbread "tortillas" from Rhodes rolls, and I was definitely intrigued!!



First up, you start with Rhodes dinner rolls, cooked chicken, salsa, sharp cheddar cheese, black beans, corn, cilantro, and some melted butter.



If you are using the regular Rhodes dinner rolls, you'll take 2 of them (thawed to room temperature) and press them together. (You only need one if you are using the Texas sized rolls.) Spray your work surface lightly with cooking spray, and roll them out to an 8-inch circle.



Place the rolled dough in a sprayed skillet, and cook until browned on both sides.



While the dough is cooking, mix together the chicken, salsa, cheese, black beans, corn and cilantro.



Once all of your bread is done, butter up one side of 8 of the flatbreads. Place the buttered side down on the grill or on a grill pan, and spread the chicken mixture evenly over the unbutterd sides.



Top with the remaining flatbreads, buttered sides up.



Grill until the flatbread is browned and the cheese is melted, about 3 minutes on each side.



Cut the quesdadilla into triangles, and serve up with your favorite toppings - sour cream, more salsa, or guacamole. Enjoy!! These are some of the best quesadillas that have graced our table lately – we ate them all right up!!


Grilled Chicken Quesadillas

Servings: 8 Skills: Intermediate Prep Time: 45 min (not including thaw time) Bake Time: 2-4 min

Spice up your summer grilling with this fun and flavor packed recipe.

Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
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  1. 32 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls or 16 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed to room temperature

  2. 3 cups chopped cooked chicken, seasoned with salt & lemon pepper

  3. 2 cups prepared salsa

  4. 1 cup canned black beans, drained

  5. 1 cup canned whole kernel corn, drained

  6. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  7. 2 cups grated sharp cheddar chese

  8. 1/4 cup butter, melted


Spray counter lightly with non-stick spray. Roll two dinner rolls combined or 1 Texas roll into an 8-inch circle (dough will be thin).

Place in a small sprayed skillet on the stove top and cook on each side 1-2 minutes or until very lightly browned. Repeat with remaining rolls to make 16 flatbread circles.

In a large bowl combine chicken, salsa, beans, corn and cilantro.

Brush melted butter over one side of each flatbread. Sprinkle 8 flatbreads with half of the cheese. Spread chicken mixture evenly over cheese sprinkled flatbreads. Sprinkle remaining cheese over chicken mixture.

Top with remaining flatbreads, buttered side up. Grill at medium high heat on a sprayed grill or grill pan for about 3 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted and flatbread is browned.


Deborah Harroun has been writing Taste and Tell for 4 years. What started out as a place to remember the recipes she tried and to work on her photography has turned into so much more than a hobby! She enjoys writing and sharing recipes that are everyday food for everyday people. She also has an addiction to cookbooks and collecting recipes. When she's not in the kitchen, she enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her family.

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laurie riddle said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
sounds and looks yummy! can't wait to try them!
Jessica said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
Wow, great idea! Would never have thought of that. I have some of these rolls in the freezer, now I know what to try with them.
Tomi said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
Thank you so much for this idea!! I always have these items on hand now I know whats on board the next night we don't have any idea for supper!! Thanks!
aimee said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
Seriously looks so yummy. And I hope I win!
Michelle said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
I love quesadillas and these look exceptionally good. Your pictures are awesome! Thanks for the recipe.
Janell said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
I WILL be making these soon. They look like my perfect dinner fare!
What a great quesadilla! And I love using frozen dough, never would have thought you could do that!
Laura C. said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
Oh Yay!! This looks so good. I'll be trying it immediately!

Caitlin said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
Looks so delicious!
Kim said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
That's pretty cool that you can make a tortilla/quesadilla from frozen dough. I'd never thought of that before.
Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said on Aug 31, 2011 Reply
What a fun twist on the usual quesadillas!
Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
This is great to know! I'm putting frozen rolls on my grocery list...the possibilities are endless!
cindy said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
so simple, yet i never thought of it...kudos to you for a great idea and recipe!! Love your blog!
Nelly Rodriguez said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
Simple yet, so flavorful looking! Love it!
Kris Murphy said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
The possibilities on this recipe are endless! Love your blog as well. Will be making this for dinner Friday night!
Raquel said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
Mmmm! Definitely going to make these!
Magsie said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
Quesadillas are one of my go-to recipes too. These look fantastic!
Angie said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
Soooo excited to try this. WE LOVE Rhodes!
Keegan said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
These look awesome! I love making quesadilla's for a quick dinner, this will really fancy them up!
Rhonda Darbro said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
These look & sound so yummy! Definitely going to try them!
Kara said on Sep 01, 2011 Reply
These look divine!!
cristal barragan said on Sep 02, 2011 Reply
These look great! Can't wait to try them for my cheese-loving husband and daughter :)
Sara M said on Sep 02, 2011 Reply
My husband only wants food that's in a tortilla! This looks fab!
M said on Sep 02, 2011 Reply
Colleen said on Sep 03, 2011 Reply
I am going to run out and by some Rhodes rolls. I usually pick up a pacakge of flatbread and end up throwing it out because I think it has been sitting around too long. Now if I have the rolls on hand can make quesadillas when the mood strikes.
Jenn said on Sep 03, 2011 Reply
I would love to win this cookbook!! Your quesadillas look delicious!
Bridget said on Sep 13, 2011 Reply
Looks so yummy and delicious! Even my kids will eat it!
Doreen said on Sep 13, 2011 Reply
This likes something my kids and husband would love!! On my list of recipes to try!!!
stephanie luker said on Sep 13, 2011 Reply
love love love this idea since the last time i brought home the rolls and they accidently got left out of the ice chest and were stuck together.. just pulled off a section and rolled it out to make these... yumyum yum ..
Teresa said on Sep 15, 2011 Reply
Looks wonderful...any Mexican you can.t go wrong.

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