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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