- Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 241.7
- Total Fat: 9.0 g
- Cholesterol: 66.0 mg
- Sodium: 228.2 mg
- Total Carbs: 14.6 g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
- Protein: 25.7 g
Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt SauceSubmitted by: SPCOOKBOOK
IntroductionThis is a great kids’ meal, or cut each quesadilla into eight pieces for an appetizer. This is a great kids’ meal, or cut each quesadilla into eight pieces for an appetizer.
1⁄4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 tsp Ranch Seasoning Blend
12 ounces boneless and skinless chicken
1 tsp canola oil
2 red or orange bell peppers, top and
bottom removed, cored and seeded
4 whole-wheat tortillas
2 tomatoes, diced
1⁄2 cup shredded Monterey or pepper Jack
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the yogurt and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the seasoning
blend. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
2. Place the chicken into a plastic bag. Using a
meat mallet or rolling pin, pound out the meat
to 1⁄4-inch thickness. Add oil and remaining seasoning
blend to the bag. Marinate meat 10 minutes
or up to 8 hours.
3. Place a cast-iron skillet or nonstick skillet
over moderate heat. Once warmed, add the
peppers. Sear the peppers by pressing down
on them, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, let
cool slightly, and dice.
4. Place the chicken in the skillet, and cook over
moderate-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Turn,
and continue to cook until internal temperature
reaches 165° F, about 5 minutes more. Remove
the meat from the skillet, let cool slightly, and
dice. Wipe out the skillet with paper towels.
5. Reheat the skillet to moderate heat. Build the
quesadillas one at a time by placing a tortilla
in the pan, then layering on half of the chicken,
peppers, tomatoes, and cheese. Top with
a second tortilla and cook for 2 minutes on
each side until the cheese melts. Remove the
cooked quesadilla to a cutting board. To serve,
cut each quesadilla in half, with a pizza wheel
if you have one.
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I have been making these for years with slightly different ingredients. Much easier if you put on a baking sheet and put in 375 degree oven and bake until cheese is melted and tortilla is a bit crispy. No need to flip. Thanks for a different take on the yogurt sauce! - 10/6/12
I bake my in my toaster oven. They get crisp and no problem turning. If the mixture looks too wet , drain it befor adding.
You can always add seasoning. I use hot peppers, garlic, oregano. Sprinkle some cheese on bottom, filling and more cheese on top then add top tortilla, Will stick together. - 1/20/12
LOVE IT! So did my kids. Mine were FULL of flavor. All I did different was roast the peppers with EVOO, kosher salt, pepper. Think that added floavor. My filling wasnt wet. I used less tomatoe and layered ingredients individually with cheese on top & bottom so it stuck together. Will become a staple - 1/25/12
Eh...Probably won't make again. Not much flavor and not enough cheese to hold it together. Plus the nutrition seems way off - I'm not sure what size or brand of tortilla was used, but the stats say that each serving is 33 calories of tortilla. Thats practically the calories for a Tostito chip. - 1/20/12
I love quesadillas. I use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store when I am short on time. There is plenty of chicken left over to make something else too. I added sliced onion and taco seasonings, especially cumin. I bake chicken breasts ahead to use in recipes like this. Fast and easy. - 10/14/12
Tasty, difficult to make. Too much wet filling to flip (tomato), created a mess in my pan. Recipe doesn't specify size of tomatoes or peppers. 1 tomato was too much for the recipe, so I didn't attempt 2. Used Wrapitz Sun Dried Tomato Wraps. Similar nutrition as wheat, 30% daily calcium & tasty. - 10/6/11
I agree that there is not enough cheese to hold it all together. Without the yogurt sauce it's a bit bland. I would make it again, but I would try to amp up the spices. I do recommend you find a recipe calculator as mine came in 100 calories over what it says, and that's w/o the yogurt sauce. - 4/10/13
Low fat cheese, and Rotel instead of tomatoes for spice. Calorie counter incorrect- has 1 serving tortilla at 130 calories, though I used a lower calorie tortilla. Too much stuff to stick together. Will lower chicken amount next time and mix together instead of layering. Taste was good. - 4/3/13