Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe: Amazing 6 Freezing Ideas

Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe is perfect for a quick and easy Mexican meal that the whole family will love.

With an emphasis on fresh ingredients, this is a dish you can truly feel good about serving to your family and guests! Read our Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe to learn more.

How to make Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 flour tortillas (10″ diameter)
  • 4 cups thinly sliced cooked skinless chicken breast (about 3 large breasts)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided


1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans and cook, occasionally stirring, until heated through. Remove from heat; stir in salt.

2. Spread half the bean mixture on each tortilla; top with half chicken and 1/2 cup cheese. Roll up tortillas, jelly-roll style, and wrap in heavy-duty foil.

Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

3. Place foil packets on a grill rack over medium heat; close lid. Grill 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through (chicken will be cooked to 165 F).  

Remove from grill and let sit 5 minutes before serving in a large serving dish with remaining bean mixture on the side for dipping.

Nutrition facts of Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Sodium1154 mg
Protein38 g
Carbohydrates26 g
Fiber11 g
Cholesterol74 mgs

The Health Benefits of Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe

Chicken breast is an excellent source of selenium, protein, riboflavin, and niacin. It also contains smaller B6, C, E, and K. Chicken is low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Calcium-rich black beans provide fiber and help maintain healthy blood pressure levels in the body. Black beans also contain folate, which prevents heart disease and cancer.

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, which protect the skin from harmful UV rays.

Amazing 6 Freezing Ideas

1. Freeze tortillas in zip-top freezer bags. You can microwave whole or slice and use it in recipes.

2. Freeze meatballs or meatloaf in a pan and then separate into smaller portions for easy storage and serving.

3. Freeze tomato sauce to use as needed for pizza, lasagna, spaghetti, etc.

4. Freeze peeled French fries in a plastic bag for fast potato salad when you need it!

5. Freeze whole stuffed peppers for a quick meal on the go!

6. Freeze unsweetened coconut and almond milk for smoothies or ice cream.

The best way to freeze this Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe is any way you can imagine! The key to any freezer meal or healthy lunch is to use containers that are easy to handle, seal tightly, and then reheat gently.

Is It Low-Fat?

Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe is a lean, low-fat recipe. Since the chicken is cooked with olive oil and the beans are cooked without any fat, this dish has only 140 calories per serving.

Flour Tortillas

The flour tortillas used in this recipe are low in fat and sodium. The tortillas used in Mexican cooking are made from corn (as opposed to wheat) which lowers saturated fat content.

Corn tortillas have a low amount of lactose, making them more easily digestible for some people.

Is It Suitable For Pregnant Women?

This Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe is suitable for all phases of pregnancy. However, since nuts and avocados cause congenital disabilities, we do not recommend this recipe for pregnant women.

Can I Freeze It?

Yes, you can freeze this Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe. Place it in a freezer ziplock bag and freeze. To defrost, place in the refrigerator overnight and thaw for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.

How to Thaw Baked Potatoes?

Thaw froze baked potatoes in the refrigerator before cooking them. For more detailed instructions on thaw frozen foods, visit our blog: How To Freeze Foods.

Where Can I Buy It?

Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe is available online at the official Tortilla Channel Store.


We hope you enjoy our Baja Chicken Quesadilla Recipe and find that it is the perfect addition to your Mexican recipe collection.

We’d love to hear from you! Let us know if you have any questions or comments on this recipe.

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