Easy Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

4.75 from 4 votes

Spice up your weeknight dinners!

A spicy, flavorful, healthy Mexican dish with only six ingredients? This easy-prep chicken quesadilla is perfect for hectic weeknights or rushed lunches. The whole family will enjoy the flavor of cheddar or monterey jack cheese combined with salsa and nonfat Greek yogurt or sour cream. Whole grain tortillas add fiber to this protein-rich meal, making it a satisfying go-to recipe.

4.75 from 4 votes

Easy Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Kids and adults alike will enjoy these chicken and cheese quesadillas that are easy to make and have wholesome ingredients.
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 quesadilla
Course Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 8 whole-wheat tortillas or whole-grain
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breasts chopped/shredded, skin and bones removed (rotisserie or leftover chicken may be used)
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese low-fat, shredded, substitute with monterey jack, or quesillo (a Mexican string cheese)
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt plain, non-fat or non-fat sour cream
  • 3/4 cup Tex Mex salsa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Add half of the olive oil to coat a pan over medium heat. Add 2 whole wheat tortillas (or as many as will fit in the pan), cover with an even layer of the cheese and the chicken breast meat, and top with a second tortilla. Optionally, the salsa may be added to the shredded chicken and cooked with the quesadilla, rather than served on top after it is cooked.
  • Once the tortillas are golden brown on one side, carefully flip until golden brown on the other side. Remove tortillas and place on a platter. Repeat with the second batch. Top with sour cream/ Greek yogurt and salsa to serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1quesadilla | Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 329mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 14
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly

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