Chicken Quesadillas with Apricot Jam

If you love the taste of Brie Cheese you will love these Chicken Quesadillas with Apricot Jam. Not your ordinary Quesadilla!

chicken quesadillas with apricot jam

You don’t often see recipes for Chicken Quesadillas with Apricot Jam. I don’t use Brie Cheese in quesadillas very often as I prefer Gouda or Fontina Cheese, so this Chicken Quesadilla Recipe is a first for me on many levels.

Besides the Brie Cheese and the Apricot Jam used in this recipe, this is the first time I use spinach in a quesadilla.

chicken quesadillas with apricot jam

I know the combination sounds weird but you will be amazed at how good this savory quesadilla is. All the ingredients work really well together.

A quesadilla is a Mexican dish consisting of a tortilla filled primarily with cheese, and sometimes meats, beans, and spices, then cooked on a griddle.

Traditionally, a corn tortilla is used, but it can also be made with a flour tortilla, particularly in northern Mexico and the United States. You can read more about it here Quesadilla – Wikipedia.

chicken quesadillas with apricot jam

The flavor of the Brie Cheese goes really well with the apricot jam. I would recommend not substituting it but if you must, just make sure you use a cheese that melts well like Fontina or Gouda.

You can, however, substitute the Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas for regular Flour Tortillas without affecting the overall flavor of these Quesadillas.

If you don’t have any Apricot Jam, you can always make your own using my Fresh Homemade Apricot Jam Recipe. Only 4 ingredients are needed!

chicken quesadillas with apricot jam

You will need the following ingredients to make this Chicken Quesadillas with Apricot Jam recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Spinach
  • Brie Cheese
  • Apricot Jam
  1. Spread half of the apricot jam on 1 tortilla and then place it jam side up on a large skillet.
  2. Place half the spinach, cooked chicken and cheese over the apricot jam and then top with the second tortilla.
    chicken quesadillas with apricot jam
  3. Cook the quesadilla on one side and then carefully flip the quesadilla over and cook on the other side.
    chicken quesadillas with apricot jam
  4. Remove the quesadilla from the skillet and use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the quesadilla into quarters.
  5. Repeat for the remaining quesadilla.
chicken quesadillas with apricot jam

Printable Recipe Card

Chicken Quesadillas with Apricot Jam

Chicken Quesadillas with Apricot Jam

If you love the taste of Brie Cheese you will love these Chicken Quesadillas with Apricot Jam. Not your ordinary Quesadilla!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course Quesadillas
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 Quesadilla
Calories 683 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet

Ingredients
 

  • 4 Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • 1 Chicken Breasts, cooked & chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Chopped Spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • ½ Cup Brie Cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp Apricot Jam

Instructions
 

  • Spread half of the apricot jam on 1 tortilla and then place it jam side up on a large skillet.
  • Place half the spinach, cooked chicken and cheese over the apricot jam and then top with the second tortilla.
  • Cook quesadilla on one side and then, using a spatula, carefully flip the quesadilla over and cook on the other side.
  • Remove from skillet and use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the quesadilla into quarters.
  • Repeat for the remaining quesadilla.
  • Optionally serve with sour cream, salsa or quesadilla dipping sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 683kcalCarbohydrates: 87gProtein: 43gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 1011mgPotassium: 789mgFiber: 9gSugar: 31gVitamin A: 9516IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 348mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. G-Ma says:

    I am not a fan of Brie cheese, but this recipe with the apricot preserves is excellent. I have never bought Brie cheese because of the taste, but will definitely make this again. A quick supper or even snack. Very good.