Chicken Quesadilla

Recipe Courtesy of iFoodReal and OLENA OSIPOV

Flavor packed cheesy Chicken Quesadilla is baked, not fried, for a healthy alternative to a family favorite! Plus it only includes 5 ingredients and you can cook a large batch in the oven. This chicken quesadilla recipe is perfect for feeding the entire family in one go! Just like vegetarian quesadillas, chicken burritos or ground beef tacos.

Courtesy of iFoodReal
  • 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
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, bell peppers, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  • 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.
  • Repeat and make 11 more quesadillas, arranging 3-4 quesadillas on a baking sheet. If you have any leftover filling – eat it.
  • 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.
  • Serve warm or cold with salsa, guacamole, pico de gallo or yogurt.


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