Recipe Detail

Family-friendly Chicken Quesadillas

Last updated: Jul 28, 2015

By Lynn Grieger, RD, CDE, CPT for Summit Medical Group

This tasty snack will please the whole family with healthy, zesty Mexican flavors.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast (tip: use rotisserie chicken or leftover grilled, roasted or stewed chicken)
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1 cup canned no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped and drained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped jalapeño pepper
  • 12 (6-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Mexican blend cheese

Directions

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.
  2. Assemble the rest of the ingredients and encourage each family member to make their own quesadilla with their favorite ingredients. Ask your kids for additional vegetable ideas ahead of time, and encourage them to choose at least two different vegetables.
  3. Spread ingredients evenly on one whole wheat tortilla. Top with a second tortilla.
  4. Place tortillas on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until heated through, approximately 10-15 minutes.
Nutritional information
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 item
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 51g 17%
Sodium 816g 35%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 16%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Notes

 

A good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron.

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