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These chicken quesadillas are a meal in one! Loaded with chicken and veggies and very filling (I couldn’t finish mine). I made these for dinner with my leftover avocado mango salsa but these are also great for lunch or you can even serve them as appetizers.
These chicken quesadillas are a meal in one! Loaded with chicken and veggies and very filling (I couldn't finish mine). I made these for dinner with my leftover avocado mango salsa but these are also great for lunch or you can even serve them as appetizers.
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 quesadilla
- 16 oz skinless chicken breast, fat trimmed
- garlic powder
- salt and fresh pepper
- cooking spray
- 1/2 small onion, cut into strips
- 1 bell pepper, red or green cut into strips
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1-1/3 cup part-skim Mexican blend shredded cheese
- 1 cup avocado mango salsa
- 8 low carb whole wheat flour tortillas, La Tortilla Factory
- Slice chicken breast in half so you have 4 cutlets.
- Season chicken generously with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano and garlic powder.
- Lightly spray a skillet on medium heat with oil or if using a grill, grill chicken until cooked on both sides.
- Remove from heat and cut chicken into strips, set aside.
- To the skillet, add 1 tbsp oil and cook onions and peppers, season with salt and pepper.
- Cook about 2 minutes, add garlic and continue cooking until vegetables are soft being careful not to burn the garlic. When cooked, set aside.
- Heat skillet on medium heat and lightly spray with oil. Add tortilla, top with cheese, chicken, onions, peppers, and pico de gallo or avocado-mango salsa. Top with the other tortilla.
- Cheese should be melted and the bottom of the tortilla should be golden brown. Put a plate on top of the quesadilla to flip it over onto the plate. Then slide the other side onto the skillet.
- Cook another minute and remove with a spatula. Cut into wedges and serve with sour cream if you wish.
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Serving: 1 quesadilla, Calories: 387 kcal, Carbohydrates: 31.5 g, Protein: 37.5 g, Fat: 18.5 g, Fiber: 16.5 g
124 comments on “Chicken Quesadillas”
These were amazing!!! I will never eat these out anywhere again, all the places I’ve had them and I’ve never had chicken quesadillas as good as these!
Mmmm love this, youre the best cook, beautiful presentations, thanks, delish!
What’s the sodium content
What are the measurements for this recipe? It’s not always easy to see everything since the facebook, twitter, pinterest and other links show up.
Best quesadillas i’ve ever eaten.
Best quesadillas I’ve ever had!!
Gina- is this 7 freestyle points? thanks!
NO, it’s 10.
Does anyone know if they still make/sell the Weight Watchers brand shredded cheese? I never see it anywhere but I see it referenced in recipes here and there. It seems to be the lowest calorie and lowest WW point shredded cheese I’ve seen. Anyone know? Thanks
Yes, the WW cheese is still around.
I made these for lunch today and my husband cleaned his plate
They are delicious
Looks great! What size are the tortillas that are included in the recipe?
On the menu tonight!
We LOVE this recipe and have made it multiple times! Just wanted to let you know link to the salsa recipie no longer works. 🙂
Thanks, I will look into it.
The link still doesn’t work.
Try again, I just checked and it seems to be working! 🙂
HI! I’m making these this weekend, although the salsa link isn’t working! Any place I could find it?
Should be working now.
The salsa link is not working. Any way to add it to this page?
The link at the beginning of the recipe is working, but here it is as well– https://www.skinnytaste.com/avocado-and-mango-salsa/ 🙂
These are seriously better than any restaurant quesadillas I've ever had! So good!
I never seem to think of quesadillas when it comes to simple low calorie meals. I’ll think of wraps for some reason and there is very little difference between the two. This quesadilla has everything I would put in it also! Peppers, chicken, cheese. A+
How many points is it for the entire quesadilla. Is one entire quesadilla 4 servings? I guess I am a little confused/
This is sooooo yummy! Made with sabra salsa and white tortillas (not as healthy) because I'm not a huge fan of whole wheat tortillas. Let me tell you, these babies are muy delicioso!
Sounds so delicious. I am going to have make this minus the mango salsa. I love the taste of mangoes but found out the hard way that I am allergic to them.
Best quesadillas ever!! I made a couple of small changes to adjust our family's taste. I probably messed with the calories and points but nbd. The chicken was a little bland for our family so I added some ginger, a pinch of chipotle powder, and red chili powder. Also cut the chicken into small pieces before cooking it. I didn't have the ingredients on hand for the avocado mango salsa so I just substituted with Chichi's chunky salsa which still tasted good. Lastly, pulled out the quesadilla maker I've been meaning to use for a while. Came out perfect! On point!
This is definitely one of my favorite dishes to make from your recipes! I've been following your site for over a year now, and when I first made these chicken quesadillas, my husband said that he would love to eat these weekly! I've made them a number of times now, and last week when we had them, we ate most of the mango avocado salsa before the chicken was even done cooking! You just can't go without that salsa! THANK YOU for giving me and my family healthy options that taste WAYYYY better than take out or dinner from a box!!
i just made four of your recipes in a row, and I'M SO EXCITED!!! 😀 I have people coming over tomorrow and i have made the lemon cheesecake cupcakes, the chocolate mousse, i made the mango salsa so i can make these quesadilla's for dinner and I made the broccoli baked mac and cheese for lunch. LOVE LOVE LOVE your site and i tell everyone i meet!
Does anyone know what size tortillas these are? Burrito size? Or the large tortillas?
Hi Gina! I LOVE your site, it's amazing! Obesity question about this one…what size tortillas did you use for the nutrition information provided? Thanks! -Beth
Oops! I meant "one" question!
This was great, Hubby and I both enjoyed it! Thank you! Keep the good healthy food coming!