Quesadillas are a crowd favorite, and this easy chicken quesadilla recipe is a quick, filling, delicious lunch, dinner, or breakfast recipe that is ready in under 30 minutes. They’re packed with protein, phosphorus, selenium, niacin, and vitamin B6 which helps keep energy levels high and your metabolism burning away calories so you can manage a healthy weight.
If you’re vegetarian, you can replace the chicken with beans and avocado and, if you’re intolerant to gluten, make this recipe with gluten-free corn tortillas.
Easy Chicken Quesadilla Recipe
Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Serves: 2
+ 1 tbsp olive oil
+ 2 garlic cloves, minced
+ 1 bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
+ 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
+ 1/2 lb chicken breasts, boneless skinless and sliced into strips
+ 1/4 tsp chili powder
+ 1/4 tsp ground cumin
+ 1/4 tsp dried oregano
+ sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
+ 1/2 fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
+ 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
+ 4 tortillas (homemade recipe here)
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic, bell pepper, tomato, chicken, and season with chili, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and pepper. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Sprinkle 1 tortilla with 1 tablespoon cheese and top with half of the chicken mixture. Sprinkle with another tablespoon of cheese and top with another tortilla. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 1 more quesadilla.
Cover quesadillas with foil, transfer to the oven and cook until the cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Serve quesadillas with a green salad and enjoy!
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