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The Ultimate Chicken Quesadillas
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5 from 9 votes

The Ultimate Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken, colorful veggies, and plenty ofooey, gooey cheese come together in this quick and easy dinner that the whole family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Southwest
Servings: 4
Calories: 413kcal


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 6 ounces shredded or diced rotisserie chicken (about 1¼ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1 Hass avocado, pitted and sliced

Optional toppings

  • salsa, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), cilantro


  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the olive oil. Add the onion and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and lightly charred, about 7-8 minutes. Stir in the chicken, chili powder, cumin, garlic, and salt.
  • Lay the tortillas out on a cutting board. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons shredded cheese on half of each tortilla. Spoon some of the chicken mixture on top. Place a few slices of avocado on top of the chicken and top with another 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling and press down to flatten slightly.
  • Spray a large skillet with olive oil spray and place two quesadillas in the skillet. Cook a few minutes on each side until the tortillas are toasted and cheese is melted. Remove to a plate and cook the remaining two quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into three pieces and serve with desired toppings.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 923mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 27g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 441IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 1mg