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Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar

A tasty and healthy dinner
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas With Apple and Cheddar
Courtesy of Perdue

Take a hum-drum chicken quesadilla to the next level by spreading the tortilla with a savory apple butter-Dijon mustard blend and layering in tart apple slices and sharp Cheddar cheese.

Recipe courtesy of Perdue

Ready in
1 h and 5 m
40 m
(prepare time)
25 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 PERDUE® Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 stalk celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 Tablespoon olive oil, for brushing
  • 2 medium tart apples, halved, cored and thinly sliced
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 small carrot, roughly chopped
  • 5 Tablespoons apple butter
  • 8 flour or whole wheat tortillas (8-inch)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated


In medium saucepan, place chicken breasts, parsley, thyme, celery, carrot and onion.

Cover with cold water.

Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer chicken breast 15 minutes.

Chicken is done when it feels firm to touch and meat thermometer inserted in the center reaches 170°F.

Remove pan from heat, uncover and cool chicken in liquid for 30 minutes.

Transfer chicken to cutting board and shred.

In small bowl, combine apple butter and Dijon mustard.

Brush 4 tortillas lightly with olive oil.

Place oiled side down on cutting board.

Spread 4 tortillas with apple butter-mustard mixture and sprinkle cheddar cheese.

Top with 1/2 cup chicken, a layer of sliced apples and the rest of the cheddar.

Press remaining 4 tortillas on top of cheese and then lightly coat with olive oil.

Heat lightly greased grill or grill pan to medium-low heat.

Using large spatula, baking sheet or pizza screen, place quesadillas on grill.

Grill about 2 to 3 minutes until tortillas start to brown and cheese starts to melt.

Carefully flip quesadilla and continue grilling another minute or until cheese has totally melted.

Transfer quesadilla to cutting board, cut into wedges and serve warm.