Appetizers

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

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I swear my house feels like Grand Central Station with all the coming and going! My oldest daughter just started her first job a couple weeks ago and works a few days a week. My youngest is in hockey and piano lessons several nights a week. I joke sometimes that we have a revolving door! Quality family time can be challenging. It seems the only time we do spend time together lately is over a meal at the dinner table. After dinner is over, it’s once again chaotic.

I think time flies by the older you get. My kids are growing up right before my eyes. It’s hard to believe that Olivia will be leaving home in less than two years. I want to make sure we get as much quality family time as possible before she leaves the nest.

I enjoy cooking and preparing meals for my family. I try to accommodate everyone’s likes and dislikes (and there are many) so that everyone is happy. Both my daughters are picky eaters. One thing we can all agree on is chicken. I know when I make a chicken dish chances are that there will empty plates at the end. It always makes me feel good to see them clean their plates!

One of my go-to sources for recipes is the Chicken Farmers of Canada website. They have a bunch of recipes to suit most tastes, preferences and dietary restrictions. I discovered a recipe for a Pizzeria Quesadilla and thought it would be perfect for my brood to eat.

Their recipe has ground chicken, but I decided to change it up and use some seasoned chicken breasts. I added bacon and peppers. John suggested mushrooms, but the kids will end up picking them off so I didn’t include them. The beauty of this recipe is that anything goes. Add whatever toppings you enjoy!

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - perfect for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly! My kids love this recipe.

I used regular white tortillas, but next time I might try whole wheat tortillas.

Chicken & Bacon Pizza QuesadillaChicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - perfect for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly! My kids love this recipe.

Use a little pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce – whatever is in your pantry.

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - perfect for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly! My kids love this recipe.

Pile on your toppings and a little Italian seasoning. It’s ready to go in the oven!

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - perfect for those nights when you need to get dinner on the table quickly! My kids love this recipe.

I left it in about 5 minutes until the cheese was melted and the tortilla started to crisp up a little. So easy!

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - Put an Italian spin on this open-faced quesadilla. This super easy recipe is one your family will crave again and again!

I like that it’s not as carb heavy as a regular pizza would be. Add a side salad to make it into a nice dinner for your family.

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - Put an Italian spin on this open-faced quesadilla. This super easy recipe is one your family will crave again and again!

They are so fast to whip up if anyone is really hungry and wants seconds or thirds.

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - Put an Italian spin on this open-faced quesadilla. This super easy recipe is one your family will crave again and again!

This recipe was a hit with the girls and John. I’ll be making it again very soon!

I always look for the Raised by a Chicken Farmer logo when I’m buying chicken. That’s how I know that the chicken I’m purchasing is Canadian Chicken. It’s never been easier to tell thanks to this new logo.

Another helpful way to plan your family meals and shop for groceries is with the Shopping with Chicken App. Browse recipes and make your grocery list right on your smartphone. It’s a free app and worthwhile to download! I’ve got it on my phone.

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - Put an Italian spin on this open-faced quesadilla. This super easy recipe is one your family will crave again and again!

What is your family’s favourite meal with chicken?

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Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla - Put an Italian spin on this open-faced quesadilla. This super easy recipe is one your family will crave again and again!

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

Chicken & Bacon Pizza Quesadilla

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

Put an Italian spin on this open-faced quesadilla. This super easy recipe is one your family will crave again and again!

Ingredients

  • 2 large tortillas
  • 2 – 3 cooked chicken breasts, cubed
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 green pepper chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place tortillas on baking sheets, Spread pizza sauce evenly over tortilla leaving a gap around the edges.
  3. Top with chicken, bacon, peppers and then cheese. Sprinkle Italian seasoning over top.
  4. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 454Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 124mgSodium: 800mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 45g

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Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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