Low Calorie Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

These Low Calorie Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla are just 382 calories and they are packed with flavor and 2 types of cheese!. I know you’ll love these low calorie chipotle chicken quesadillas. They make a great weekend lunch or easy weeknight dinner.

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 green onions minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 (10-inch) large flour tortillas
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded jack cheese

Low Calorie Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep: You can meal prep 2 ways. You can cook the healthy recipe completely then store for later, or add the ingredients to a bag, mix and add to the freezer for later.
Storage: Will hold in the fridge for 5 days and the freezer for a month.
Reheating: Reheat in the microwave for 1-3 minutes, or in a 350 degree oven until warmed through (about 20 minutes)

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Low Calorie Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Healthy Chipotle Chicken Quesadilla

Low Calorie Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas

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These Low Calorie Chipotle Chicken Quesadillas are just 382 calories and are packed with 23.5g of protein each!
I used two different kinds of cheese, but you could use all cheddar, or all jack cheese. You could also get the "Mexican Blend" of shredded cheese to use in this recipe.
Special Tip: I like to use a grill pan to get the grill lines on these healthy quesadillas. But a skillet or griddle will work as well.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 382 kcal


  • Skillet
  • Grill Pan (or a second skillet)


  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 red onion minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ cup minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 green onions minced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 (10-inch) large flour tortillas
  • ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup shredded jack cheese


  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat and spray with olive oil.
  • Add in the chicken and cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add in the onions, sprinkle with salt, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken to a plate and leave to cool a bit.
  • Add the garlic, chipotle peppers and sauce, and tomatoes to the pan and lower the heat to low.
  • Cook for 5 minutes until 1/2 of the liquid has absorbed.
  • Chop the chicken and add it back to the pan, along with the green onions, and cilantro. Toss together to coat the chicken in sauce.
  • Remove from the heat and preheat a grill pan (or skillet) over medium heat, and spray with olive oil.
  • Lay the 4 tortillas out on a clean surface and add 1/4 of the cheddar to the bottom half of each of the tortillas.
  • Top each with 1/4 of the chicken mixture, and then top the chicken with the jack cheese, and fold over the empty top of the tortillas over the filling.
  • Add the to the grill pan (in batches as needed) as cook until browned and crispy (about 3 minutes) flip and cook again until browned (about another 3 minutes).
  • Remove from the grill pan, cut in half and serve hot.


Serving: 1quesadillaCalories: 382kcalCarbohydrates: 40.8gProtein: 23.5gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5.8gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 1262mgPotassium: 238mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 3.1gCalcium: 412mgIron: 3mg
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