Blooming Quesadilla Ring

Blooming Quesadilla Ring – delicious baked quesadilla ring that is perfect for game day, parties, and an easy dinner. This show-stopping appetizer is filled with tender chicken, salsa, taco seasoning, black beans, melty cheese, and flour tortillas. Dip it in salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for an irresistible flavor explosion!  

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Oven Baked Quesadilla Recipe

This Blooming Quesadilla Ring has been on repeat at our house. It is bursting with tons of great flavors! Tender and seasoned shredded chicken, salsa, and black beans mixed with taco seasoning and all nestled inside layers of ooey-gooey melted cheese and soft flour tortillas. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser, perfect for gatherings and parties, or even a cozy weeknight dinner that everyone will love. So grab a cone, dip it in some salsa or guacamole, and savor the mouthwatering flavors that make this Blooming Quesadilla Ring a must-try dish. Trust me, your family and friends will be asking for seconds and begging for the recipe!

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How to Make Blooming Quesadilla Ring

This dish is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wide-mouth mason jar or glass in the center. Set aside. 

In a large bowl, stir together cooked chopped chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, and black beans. Cut tortillas in half. Top the tortilla halves with shredded cheese and the chicken mixture. Roll the tortillas into cones. 

Create a ring around the jar with about 13 tortilla cones. The points of the cones should be in the center, touching the jar. Sprinkle cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese over the layer. Repeat with the remaining cones to make 2 more layers. Remove the jar from the center of the ring.

Bake in a preheated oven until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are crispy. Transfer the quesadilla ring to a serving platter and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken in this dish: chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken.
    • Can substitute ground beef.
  • You can use flour tortillas or corn tortillas.
    • I use La Banderita low-carb tortillas.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • onions
    • bell peppers
    • corn
    • mushrooms
    • tomatoes
    • jalapeno
    • diced green chiles
  • You can use any cheese that you like in this recipe.
    • Monterey Jack cheese
    • Mexican blend
    • Pepper Jack cheese
    •  Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Our favorite store-bought salsa is Maeto’s.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper:  https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Can I make Blooming Quesadillas in advance? Yes! You can assemble the quesadilla ring ahead of time and store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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How to Serve Baked Chicken Quesadillas

This recipe is a favorite at our house! We like to top it with sour cream, pico de gallo, and guacamole. Whip up some Jalapeno Ranch Dip,  salsa, and queso for dipping! YUM!

When it comes to side dishes, I’ve got some delicious options for you. First off, our easy Mexican Chopped Salad. It’s the perfect way to balance out the richness of the quesadilla ring. And of course, you can’t go wrong with some classic Mexican rice on the side. This will add a satisfying and hearty touch to your meal. Another great option is our Mexican street corn casserole, it’s a flavor explosion that’ll complement the quesadilla ring perfectly.

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Blooming Quesadilla Ring

Yield: 10 people
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Blooming Quesadilla Ring – delicious baked quesadilla ring that is perfect for game day, parties, and an easy dinner. This show-stopping appetizer is filled with tender chicken, salsa, taco seasoning, black beans, melty cheese, and flour tortillas. Dip it in salsa, guacamole, or sour cream for an irresistible flavor explosion!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chopped chicken
  • 1⅓ cup salsa
  • 3 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 (15-oz) can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 6 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 20 soft toco tortillas

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place a wide-mouth mason jar or glass in the center. Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, stir together cooked chopped chicken, taco seasoning, salsa, and black beans. Cut tortillas in half. Top the tortilla halves with a few tablespoons of shredded cheese and the chicken mixture. Roll the tortillas into cones. 
  • Create a ring around the jar with about 13 tortilla cones. The points of the cones should be in the center, touching the jar. Sprinkle cheese over the layer. Repeat with the remaining cones to make 2 more layers. Remove the jar from the center of the ring.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes until the cheese has melted and the tortillas are crispy.
  • Transfer the quesadilla ring to a serving platter and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Notes:

  • I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. You can use any cooked chicken in this dish: chicken breasts, chicken thighs, chicken tenderloins, or canned chicken.
    • Can substitute ground beef.
  • You can use flour tortillas or corn tortillas.
    • I use La Banderita low-carb tortillas.
  • Our favorite store-bought salsa is Maeto’s.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning made with Chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt, and black pepper:  https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/
  • Can I make Blooming Quesadillas in advance? Yes! You can assemble the quesadilla ring ahead of time and store in the refrigerator up to 24 hours before baking.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Steph

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    1. just replace the chicken with your favorite veggies – onions, peppers, corn, olives, tomatoes – anything goes

    2. Just tell them to deal with it and eat the chicken. It won’t kill them. If it’s that big of deal tell them to bring their own food. I’m definitely not going out of my way for one person and making something different because they won’t eat meat. That’s just as silly as the reason most vegetarians won’t eat meat. Not my issue.

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