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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.5
  • Total Fat: 9.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 66.2 mg
  • Sodium: 227.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 25.6 g

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Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce

Submitted by: SPCOOKBOOK
Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce

Introduction

This 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.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1⁄4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
    2 tsp Ranch Seasoning Blend
    12 ounces boneless and skinless chicken
    breast
    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
    cheese

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Directions

1. In a small bowl, make the sauce by combining 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 (discard the marinade), 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. Serve with the ranch sauce.






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  • 22 of 22 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • 16 of 16 people found this review helpful
    For more flavor, use chunky salsa instead of tomatoes; saute it with other veggies until the liquid mostly evaporates so the quesadillas aren't messy. Chicken of the Sea (lowest sodium brand) canned chicken makes a quick protein substitute. A good snack/appetizer! - 10/5/12

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  • Good
    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
    Very tasty, but there are too many veggies and not enough cheese to bind the top tortilla to the bottom one. I added a quartered onion for extra flavor. The ranch yogurt sauce was delicious. - 10/23/11

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  • O.K.
    12 of 15 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • Very Good
    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • Good
    7 of 17 people found this review helpful
    I can't believe someone actually said these are too difficult to make. Best you don't try anything more challenging than toast. - 1/21/13

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  • Good
    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • Good
    5 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good. Don't think I will make again. - 10/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 10 people found this review helpful
    These sound easy, could change filling depending on what I have in the fridge. Would add spice to the filling because we like spicy. My problem will be turning the tortilla, maybe try Foreman grill. Thanks. - 10/5/11

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    grandchildren do love to hold these and eat sing songs and tell me what they want to put in the next . I allow them to help make them . we have added many other things like a different cheese . or using two cheeses and more veggies . - 5/6/13

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I never make mine with 2 tortillas for 1 full quesadilla. The tortillas I use are 8" and one tortilla can make 2 servings-fill, fold and bake. - 5/6/13

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was good. I did bake but did flip it. The tortillas I used would not get crisp on the top. Instead of adding 2 chopped tomatoes to the inner part of the quesadilla, I added only 1 tomato to the yogurt mixture & topped my portion with 1/4 of the sauce. Good but won't make again. - 2/3/13

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Quesadilla maker is the solution to flipping. Toasts it nicely in a few minutes and even scores where to cut! Love quesadillas and will love this as I am drawing a blank as to what to put in other than cheese. Low carbs! Great! - 1/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for lunch. I threw in some mushrooms, and some garlic chili seasoning. I skipped the dressing, loved the rest! - 10/5/12

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    OMG-These are delicious- - 10/5/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I luv this recipe, it sounds just perfect. - 1/31/14

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, I added mushrooms, garlic, onion, & jalapeņos. I baked them on a cookie sheet also. - 5/6/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I had a hard time keeping it from falling apart with all the veggies, but got it to work. - 4/24/13

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I thought these were good. I omitted the tomato and put chopped lettuce and salsa on the top after baking, and finally topped with the yogurt sauce. I used light mozzerella cheese and added green peppers, and as I mentioned earlier, I baked it. Would add onions next time. I'll make it again. - 2/4/13

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  • O.K.
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was okay, not too exciting. It wasn't bad, but it didn't have much flavor even though I used extra seasoning blend. I think I'd rather just have traditional quesadillas, myself. (Also, another member was right about the incorrect calorie info for the tortillas; it's entered wrong.) - 1/22/13

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is so good.........I wouldn't change an ingredient. - 10/5/12

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  • Good
    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    What a waste of time. Cut the peppers and chicken before searing. Also, I don't know many children who will eat peppers. Sounds great as an appetizer. - 1/24/12

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  • Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Where's the flavor? My kid would be reaching for the hot sauce. - 1/20/12

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  • O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Didn't like the sauce with this. The quesadillas weren't terrible, but I'll stick to my own recipe from now on. - 1/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are fantastic. I made them for my family last week and our 11-yr-old boy ate them right up! We will definitely be making this a regular part of our meal plan. - 10/23/11

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  • I like to add thinly sliced or diced red onions to this and serve it with a veggie salad, too. - 10/1/14

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  • The nutrition content is wrong. 6"whole wheat tortillas, each, 80 calories, 18 calories fat, 12 g carb, 8 g fiber Serving w/2 for EACH single quesadilla is 160 calories, 24 g carb, 16 g fiber - you need 8 tortillas to make 4 servings!! Need more accuracy. High carb, didnt try I use Romaine lettuce - 10/1/14

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  • Chicken is not vegetarian. - 6/24/14

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  • I'll have to try these . I've been looking for a recipe for these and this just might be the one I keep. - 5/3/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made my own Ranch dressing with the yogurt and herbs. The packaged stuff just has too much salt for my taste. I did bake mine because I just cant flip food without tearing it apart. I loved all of the veggies and for me a little cheese goes a long way; again because of the sodium. TY for this. - 1/31/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good option for Sunday Superbowl. May not have plain yogurt but have fat free sour cream. I'll cook veggies & chicken ahead of time. 4 tortillas, 4 servings, so that means 1 whole tortilla (1/2 a quesa) per serving, right? Just wondering- someone below said 1/4. - 1/31/14

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  • Tastes OK but incredibly unrealistic for me to it 1/4 of a quesadilla (=one serving). Not for me. - 1/31/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have heard some criticism of canola oils and so I will substitute olive oil, which is known to be health promoting. Canola oil comes from the Rape Plant which was originally used to lubricate machinery, only after genetically modifying it was it considered appropriate for human consumption. - 10/10/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to make a dairy-free version of this using Daiya! Looks absolutely delicious.
    - 10/10/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    What size tortilla? Each serving would be half a Quesadilla? - 10/8/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Have to try this. Looks yummy - 10/6/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I like the idea with the yogurt...hate yogurt but I could see myself mixing in other spices to make it taste good...thanks - 10/5/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I found this recipe at the last minute before lunch time so I had to run to the store for everything and my local grocery store didn't have whole wheat tortillas so I just used regular. I also didn't use the chicken and added mushrooms. Very good, quick, and easy to make. Will be making again! - 9/8/13

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These tasted good, but there are so many easier ways to reduce the preparation time
    - cut the chicken in half horizontally to 1/4 inch pieces
    - Use the George Foreman for cooking chicken, vegetables and assembled tortillas
    Less mess and fewer pans to clean up! - 8/31/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow- this looks great! Looking forward to trying it tomorrow. - 6/23/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is similar to the quesadillas I make myself.
    Except I use the microwave to heat everything up in the tortillas.
    Thanks for the idea of using yogurt to make the ranch dressing, - 6/23/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    also great on spinach tortillas - 6/23/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe!!! - 5/6/13

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  • fantastic... - 5/6/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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

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  • This was sooo good. My husband even liked it. I might try and add green onions next time and use the chicken as a stand on it's in another meal. Thank you for the recipe. - 3/4/13

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  • Yum-O - 2/3/13

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great - 1/20/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yogurt sauce was great..will definitely make this often. We added a bit of jalapino, and mushrooms with the onion, tomato & peppers.
    The Whole wheat, Low carb tortillas from Trader Joe's are only 45 calories each..and were great with this. - 1/20/13

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  • I did not care for this one. Wish I had something more specific to say about why, other than it was way too much work for such little flavor. (I marinated the meat overnight, so that wasn't the issue.) - 1/17/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like putting chipped green chiles in the dress and not the ranch - 1/5/13

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  • Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I like the looks of this recipe, I know that 2 of my kids will taste test this with me. As soon as I can round up the ingredients I'll be making it. - 1/3/13

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I like this recipe and will try it. Since I don't care for ranch dressing will try but think fat free sour cream will be my hoice. - 1/3/13

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  • Boyfriend did not like but the kids loved it. I will make it again when he is not home - 10/6/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    If I try this, I'll be using corn tortillas (husband is celiac) and no tomatoes (no one but me will eat them!!). Probably add some extra cheese... - 10/5/12

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  • I loved it and very easy to make. - 1/20/12

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Looks good
    - 1/20/12

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good; after reading some other comments, I'll be sure to use Roma tomatoes (less liquid) and won't dice the tomatoes, I'll just slice them to layer. I will probably add onion too. Mmmm...can't wait to try it! - 10/23/11

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  • GREAT!!!! - 10/5/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wonder how it would be to cook these on my old 70's vintage pancake/wafflemaker with the flat griddle plates? or like the Foreman style of griller? - 10/5/11

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    sounds good and im going to try it out this weekend....thanks :-) - 10/5/11

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  • Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds pretty good! - 10/5/11

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