Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce

Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce

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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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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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  • 33 of 33 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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  • 27 of 27 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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  • Incredible!
    18 of 18 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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  • Good
    16 of 16 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.
    14 of 18 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!
    13 of 13 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
    12 of 14 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 18 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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  • 4 of 5 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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  • 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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  • 3 of 4 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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  • Good
    3 of 3 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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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    One reviewer said they didn't know many kids who would eat peppers. All 3 of my kids love peppers, both cooked in dishes and raw to snack on. I added a bit of cumin and chili powder to the chicken in this dish and they all enjoyed it. Kids will eat good, nutritious foods if started on them early. - 1/25/16

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 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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  • 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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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added some cumin and additional spices so it was tasty. I also cut fresh cilantro and placed on top which added a fresh flavor! - 4/24/18

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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, & jalapeños. 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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  • 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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  • Very Good
    I bake mine and also use either chunky salsa or rotel instead of tomatoes. I also add onions to mine, a bit of cumin and cilantro. - 12/25/19

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  • looks good - 12/16/19

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  • Incredible!
    love it - 11/4/19

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  • Sounds good! - 10/24/19

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  • I enjoyed this recipe - 10/16/19

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  • Yummy - 10/11/19

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  • interesting - 10/5/19

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  • O.K.
    Used the oven as suggested by another member and it was definitely less messy, more crispy - 10/2/19

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  • I love quesadillas and may have to use the chicken I made tonight to make some this week - 10/1/19

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  • Great recipe! I love the time-saving of using rotisserie chicken. - 10/1/19

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  • thanks - 10/1/19

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  • THANKS LOOKS GOOD - 10/1/19

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  • Incredible!
    great recipe - 8/17/19

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  • Incredible!
    I skipped the yogurt sauce. I added onion and cilantro to the peppers. I used reduced fat cheese and increased the amount. It was delicious! - 8/14/19

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  • Yum - 7/20/19

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  • Incredible!
    These were fantastic and simple to make. - 6/25/19

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  • Very Good
    Thanks - 5/28/19

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  • Sounds like a healthy, tasty recipe to make on the weekend. Thanks for sharing. - 5/26/19

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  • The quesadillas were very good without the dipping sauce, so I left that on the side for those who like such things. - 4/24/19

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 3/10/19

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  • Very Good
    Better than Taco Bell's cheese Quesadillas! - 2/28/19

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  • tasty chicken dish - 2/9/19

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  • Very Good
    This is great recipe. - 11/6/18

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  • Very Good
    Definitely tasty. I use Paleo tortilla shells. - 10/7/18

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  • Very Good
    Yum. - 10/2/18

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  • Good
    yummy - 10/2/18

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  • YUMMY! - 10/1/18

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  • Sounds yummy. - 10/1/18

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  • O.K.
    Used more cheese, less veggies, too much tomato otherwise. - 10/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    We don’t like ranch seasoning so I mixed the yogurt with salsa but I followed the rest. Family loved it - 10/1/18

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  • Interesting - 10/1/18

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  • I USED LEFTOVER CHICKEN BREAST AND SKIPPED THE PEPPERS AND IT WAS GREAT. - 10/1/18

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  • The quesadillas are OK but I pass on the sauce. - 10/1/18

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  • Looks good - 10/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love this Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce Recipe! Yummy! - 10/1/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love this Chicken-Veggie Quesadillas with Ranch Yogurt Sauce Recipe! Delicious! - 10/1/18

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  • Oh, so good!!! - 9/22/18

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  • tasty - 9/20/18

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  • I like quesadillas - 8/26/18

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  • Nice snack or appetizer. - 5/16/18

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  • Incredible!
    Kids love this recipe. - 5/11/18

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  • Grandkds love this - 5/4/18

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  • I would have to skip the ranch sauce:way too much sodium. - 4/24/18

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  • Nice - 4/7/18

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  • Very Good
    Tossed in additional veggies like broccoli and onions as well as more seasoning (yogurt has a way of absorbing and muting flavors) otherwise good as is. - 3/23/18

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  • This was yummy! - 3/5/18

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  • Incredible!
    Very delicious! 10/10 - 1/11/18

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  • Incredible!
    Great! I made this for my daughter's lunch, and she loves it! - 1/7/18

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  • I’ll skip the sauce - 12/20/17

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  • Very yummy recipe! - 12/13/17

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  • mmmm - 11/17/17

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  • yummy - 10/26/17

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  • good way to go - 10/23/17

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  • Incredible!
    This recipe is definitely a keeper. I eat it with a bowl of spicy taco soup. Another good SPARK recipe. - 10/10/17

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  • No I have not tried this recipe, but it seem interested, I will try it. - 10/4/17

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  • Incredible!
    these are really good. I have made these many times. - 10/2/17

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  • Very Good
    High in calories - 10/2/17

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  • Very tasty, - 10/2/17

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  • We enjoy these often at our house. Quick and easy to make with leftover chicken. Sometimes we use pork - 10/1/17

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  • We do not care for spicy foods nor the tortillas. Not for this household. Many of the ingredients in these types of foods are on my do not eat list. - 10/1/17

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  • like the chicken part not a fan of ranch dressing. - 10/1/17

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  • yummy - 10/1/17

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  • Incredible!
    yummy! - 10/1/17

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  • Incredible!
    D - 10/1/17

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  • Very Good
    These are so good and so simple - 10/1/17

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  • Good
    This was ok, I like other ones better. - 10/1/17

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  • yummy - 10/1/17

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  • Good
    These are very tasty. I - 10/1/17

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  • Looks delicious! - 10/1/17

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  • these are very good - 10/1/17

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