Chicken Quesadilla

If you ever run out of dinner ideas for you and your family, try out this simple quesadilla recipe!

Makes 4 servings | Serving size: 1 quesadilla


  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1/4 cup low-fat shredded cheese
  • 4 (10-inch) whole-wheat tortillas
  • Hot sauce (optional)


  1. Spray skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium-high heat.
  2. Sauté onions until tender.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix chicken, salsa, and onions.
  4. Place 1/4 of chicken mixture on one side of tortilla and top with 1/4 of cheese. Fold over mixture and seal edges. (Use a small amount of water for a perfect seal.)
  5. Spray skillet. Brown one side of quesadilla over medium heat for about 3–4 minutes. Turn and brown the other side. (Chicken temp should be 165°F.)
  6. Cut each folded tortilla into 3 wedges for easy handling. Serve with extra salsa and hot sauce if desired

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