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Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla

5 from 7 reviews

5 Ingredient Chicken Quesadilla with lots of veggies, less cheese, whole wheat tortillas and baked instead of fried. Healthy, easy and delicious!

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 quesadillas 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 3 bell peppers, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Pinch of salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups cheese that melts well, shredded (Cheddar, Mozzarella)
  • 12 large (8″) whole wheat tortillas
  • Salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo or yogurt, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, bell peppers, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  3. Build each quesadilla: On a half of tortilla sprinkle 1 1/2 tbsp cheese, spread heaping 1/2 cup filling and sprinkle with 1 1/2 tbsp of cheese. Fold the other half of tortilla on top pressing on it somewhat gently-hard making a half moon shape. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Repeat and make 11 more quesadillas, arranging 3-4 quesadillas on a baking sheet. If you have any leftover filling – eat it.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven, let rest for 1-2 minutes and cut each quesadilla in half using serrated or sharp knife.
  6. Serve warm or cold with salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo or yogurt.

Store: Refrigerate leftovers for up to 2 days.

Make Ahead: Refrigerate filling mixture covered for up to 2 days, then make quesadillas.

Freeze: For each quesadilla, assemble and then wrap in plastic wrap as tightly as possible without compromising its shape. Lay flat in a gallon size Ziploc bag, squeeze as much air out as possible, seal and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to enjoy, bake from frozen at 375 degrees F for 25-30 minutes. Or alternatively cook in a panini press.

Notes

To cook chicken breast, I usually use Instant Pot frozen chicken, Instant Pot chicken breast or baked chicken breast recipes.

You can use any colour bell peppers. I like to mix green with red, yellow or orange because green bell pepper tastes a bit differently.

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