Easy Chicken Quesadillas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 443.2
  • Total Fat: 15.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.4 mg
  • Sodium: 810.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 21.1 g
  • Protein: 42.2 g

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You can add salsa or diced tomatoes, diced green chilies, etc. to this basic chicken and cheese recipe. You can add salsa or diced tomatoes, diced green chilies, etc. to this basic chicken and cheese recipe.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 boneless, skinlees chicken breast
    .25 cup lime juice
    .5 tsp black pepper
    2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
    .5 tsp cumin
    2 Tbsp olive oil
    4 low carb, whole wheat tortillas (7-8")
    1 cup lowfat colby-jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
    optional additions like salsa or green chilies


In a ziploc plastic bag, combine chicken breasts, lime juice, pepper, cumin and 1 Tbsp of the cilantro and let marinate for at least 2 hours.

Grill chicken breasts until cooked through and slice into thin strips. I do this ahead of time with several breasts and keep on hand!

Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in skillet. Layer one tortilla then 1/4 cup shredded cheese, 1/2 (or less) of chicken strips, 1/2 Tbsp cilantro if desired, other optional additions and then the last 1/4 cup of cheese. Top with another tortilla. *Hint: chicken must be warm, so use right from the grill or heat up refrigerated chicken before adding!

Press down tortillas to flatten a bit and cook for 1-2 minutes until bottom tortilla gets crispy and then flip carefully, cooking 1-2 more minutes on the other side. Cover pan with lid during cooking to melt cheese if needed.

Repeat with the remaining ingredients. 1/2 of a whole quesadilla is one serving. Serve with a little fat free sour cream!

*I rarely use all of the 2 chicken breasts for 4 servings, but more than just one so the nutrition info is a little generous. (Or NOT so generous! LOL) Eat the leftover chicken on a salad!

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LESSCHEESE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    I've made this one twice so far with varying ingredients, it is delicious. My guy asks for it often. - 9/10/12

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    Very Good
    yum! - 5/22/08

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    My wife is the user who posted this recipe. I am vouching for it, and not because I'm biased, lol. She made this for the kids and I and we all LOVE IT!! I would definitely eat again, and it seems easy enough that I could even make it, LOL. ;) - 5/20/08

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    This is so good if you did not try it you must try it .... I left out the cumin I dont like that - 5/15/08