How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

In this article I will show you how to make chicken quesadillas for only 255 calories. We will pack them full of delicious metabolism boosting ingredients as well, so this delicious recipe for quesadillas can do the weight loss work for you.

Quesadillas with chicken can made a great lunch or dinner, even a wonderful appetizer to share with friends.

How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

My recipes quesadillas with chicken are low in calories and high in nutrition (quesadilla recipe nutrition below!) And at only 255 calories per serving, you will be satisfied without blowing your diet!

These chicken quesadillas recipes are low in calories and packed full of metabolism boosting ingredients!

How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

Recipes for quesadillas are most often high in calories, fat and are often greasy and unhealthy. But this healthy version for quesadillas chicken are light and delicious.

They are full sized (I do not cut quantity to cut calories!) and they are packed full of healthy ingredients to help fill you up without adding extra calories.

In this Article You Will Find:

  • Quesadilla Ingredients (shopping list!)
  • How to Make a Quesadilla
  • Healthy Chicken Quesadillas Recipe (printable recipe card!)

Cheese quesadillas may be delicious, but my healthy chicken quesadillas recipe is a full meal… plus it’s filling, delicious, and packed full of metabolism boosting ingredients!

Quesadilla Ingredients

In this section I will supply you with chicken quesadilla ingredients in a shopping list form. I recommend taking a screenshot on your phone so you have it handy the next time you visit the grocery store.

My recipe quesadilla uses two different types of cheese for quesadillas, however if you want to use make them with all cheddar they will be wonderful as well.

How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

This goes for cheese quesadillas as well, quesadillas cheese is best when a mix between cheddar and Monterey, but all cheddar will work as well.

Chicken Quesadilla Shopping List:

In the next section I will show you how to make a quesadilla healthy with chicken and metabolism boosting ingredients…

How to Make a Quesadilla

This section is so much more than just a how to make a cheese quesadilla recipe… I will show you how to make a metabolism boosting, ultra healthy chicken quesadilla that tastes like your favorite bar food!

Quesadillas with cheese don’t have to be unhealthy. I will show you how to make a delicious recipe without any fancy quesadillas makers… just a skillet!

How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

How to Make a Healthy Chicken Quesadilla:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, spray with olive oil then add in the chicken. Brown on all sides and move to a plate.
  2. Add in the bell peppers, onions, jalapeño, and corn. Cook until the bell peppers start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken back in, along with the Taco Seasoning and 1/4 cup water.
  3. Lower the heat to low and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is cooked through without any pink in the center.
  4. Move the chicken and veggies to a cutting board and chop into bitesized pieces. (It does not need to be precise, just a good chop all over)
  5. Wipe out the skillet and spray with olive oil. Heat over medium heat.
  6. Add one tortilla to the skillet, add 1/8 cup cheddar cheese to one side. Top with 1/4 of the chopped chicken and veggies, then top with 1/8 cup of Monterey jack cheese. Fold the empty side the the tortilla over the top and cook until the cheese starts to melt.
  7. Flip the quesadilla and cook until golden brown. The cheese will be melted and may spill out a bit… this is great!
  8. Move the chicken quesadilla to a plate, and then move onto the next tortilla, following the same steps.
  9. Once your chicken quesadillas are done cooking, cut each into 4 triangles and serve with optional toppings.

In the next section I will combine the directions with ingredients, I’ll supply you the quesadilla calories and nutrition all in a sharable recipe card!

How to Make Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

This Chicken Quesadilla recipe is just 255 calories for the ENTIRE quesadilla!

I am firmly against cutting servings size to cut calories… so you can rest assured that this recipe for quesadillas with chicken is filling, while also being healthy!

How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

How to Make Healthy Chicken Quesadillas

Lose Weight By Eating
This healthy version of chicken quesadillas recipes is easy to make and completely delicious!
I pack this recipe for quesadillas with chicken full of metabolism boosting ingredients like bell peppers, jalapeños and onions to help increase veggies as well as boost your metabolism. This way you can enjoy this recipe of quesadillas without guilt!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, dinner, lunch, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 255 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 chicken breast cut into strips
  • 1 bell pepper cut into strips
  • 1 red onion cut into strips
  • 1 jalapeño seeds and ribs removes and cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon Taco Seasoning
  • 4 medium tortillas
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese shredded

Optional Toppings:

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Green onions
  • Chopped cilantro

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, spray with olive oil then add in the chicken. Brown on all sides and move to a plate.
  • Add in the bell peppers, onions, jalapeño, and corn. Cook until the bell peppers start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken back in, along with the Taco Seasoning and 1/4 cup water.
  • Lower the heat to low and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken is cooked through without any pink in the center.
  • Move the chicken and veggies to a cutting board and chop into bitesized pieces. (It does not need to be precise, just a good chop all over)
  • Wipe out the skillet and spray with olive oil. Heat over medium heat.
  • Add one tortilla to the skillet, add 1/8 cup cheddar cheese to one side. Top with 1/4 of the chopped chicken and veggies, then top with 1/8 cup of Monterey jack cheese. Fold the empty side the the tortilla over the top and cook until the cheese starts to melt.
  • Flip the quesadilla and cook until golden brown. The cheese will be melted and may spill out a bit… this is great!
  • Move the chicken quesadilla to a plate, and then move onto the next tortilla, following the same steps.
  • Once your chicken quesadillas are done cooking, cut each into 4 triangles and serve with optional toppings.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quesadillaCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 20.8gProtein: 14.6gFat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 6.1gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 505mgPotassium: 292mgFiber: 2.9gSugar: 4.2gCalcium: 237mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, chicken, dinner, lunch, quesadilla
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How to Make Chicken Quesadillas

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