Cheesy Chicken and Bean Quesadillas

Chicken and Refried Bean Quesadillas

Packed with spiced-up refried beans, cooked chicken and melting mozzarella and on the table in 30 minutes, these tasty quesadillas make a perfect fast food supper!
Total Time 30 Minutes
Servings 4
Spice Level Mild
Ingredients 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 x 435g tin Old El Paso™ Refried Beans
  • 1 tablespoon Old El Paso™ Seasoning Mix for Fajitas (any flavour)
  • 1 pack Old El Paso™ Regular Flour Tortillas (8 tortillas)
  • 200g cooked chicken, skin removed and thinly sliced
  • 250g ready-grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped coriander, plus extra to garnish

To Serve

  • 125g Old El Paso™ Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
  • Lime wedges


  1. Combine the refried beans and seasoning mix in a medium bowl. Spread 1/4 of the mixture over each of 4 of the tortillas, leaving a 1cm border around the edges.
  2. Arrange the sliced chicken, cheese and coriander evenly over the refried bean mixture. Top with the remaining 4 tortillas, pressing down gently.
  3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a low heat. Cook one quesadilla at a time, for 2-3 minutes each side, or until golden and the cheese is melted.
  4. Cut each quesadilla into wedges. Serve garnished with the extra coriander and with the salsa and lime wedges.

Expert Tips

  • Replace the mozzarella with fuller-flavoured grated mature Cheddar, Emmental or Gruyère, if you like.
  • You can prepare the quesadillas up to 1 hour before cooking. Stack between baking paper on a plate, cover with cling film and place in the fridge until required.