Roasted Corn, Black Bean, and Chicken Quesadillas


Ever since I was little, I have loved grilled and roasted corn.  I love the spots of black char marks that make the corn not only look delicious, but taste even better. I never even knew people grilled their corn with the husks on until semi-recently. My family and my husband have always plopped the naked corn straight on the grill (maybe rubbed with a little oil), and it’s always been one of my favorite components of a grilled meal.

Roasting corn gives it so much more flavor, and I try to do it whenever possible. I’ve used it in corn soups and salads, and of course it’s great to eat as-is.

Now, quesadillas, I don’t eat all that often – at least, not the way I think of them, which is on a flour tortilla.  I actually like corn tortillas better than flour and the added bonus is they are usually healthier. I have a hard time finding flour tortillas that don’t have HFCS in them, even the whole wheat ones. Plus, 3 corn tortillas is usually the same amount of calories as 1 flour.   I like to eat more whenever possible. 🙂

Sometimes, you just really want something and in this case I really, really wanted a traditional (to me) quesadilla.  Being that corn is great right now, we did something I tend to do all too often – overbuy it.  So, when I looked in the fridge to figure out my quesadilla filling and I saw the corn, it was a no brainer. Add to that some leftover cream cheese, chicken, and black beans (always at least 3 cans in my pantry) and this meal was good to go.

This was delicious. I mean, you really can’t go wrong with the ingredients, and cooking it up to crispy perfection doesn’t hurt, either. I was a little worried about the leftovers and, while they weren’t crispy (can I petition to get a toaster oven at my office?), they were possibly more delicious the next day.  My husband agreed. You gotta love good leftovers.


Roasted Corn, Black Bean, and Chicken Quesadillas

16 thoughts on “Roasted Corn, Black Bean, and Chicken Quesadillas

  1. Yum! i could eat quesadillas forever! These look great Elly. I actually don’t mind if the tortillas are corn or flour based. They all taste good to me.

  2. I have never heard of grilling the corn with the husks on either. I was hoping to hear more about this. Your tortillas look cooked to perfection and love all the ingredients you’ve added.

  3. A lot of delicious filling (emphasis on a lot). I think I’d call this a Mexican pie rather than a quesadilla. Bravo!

  4. Mmm, where was this recipe when I was pregnant and constantly craving mexican/southwestern food. Looks great!

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