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Super quick and easy to make, these healthier Chicken Quesadillas are loaded with chicken, corn, olives and just what it takes of cheese to bind it all together. With their explosion of Mexican flavors, kids and adults alike will love 'em!

healthier Chicken Quesadillas

Super quick and easy to make, these healthier Chicken Quesadillas are loaded with chicken, corn, olives and just what it takes of cheese to bind it all together. With their explosion of Mexican flavors, kids and adults alike will love 'em!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 502 kcal
Author Sonia! The Healthy Foodie

Ingredients

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  • 200 g shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 8" whole wheat flour tortillas
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet set over medium heat, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and then add the onion; cook until softened and slightly caramelized, about 2-3 minutes

  2. Add the spices and stir well, then add the shredded chicken and stir to coat well.

  3. Stir in black olives, corn kernels and water and cook until heated all the way through, about 2 minutes. Set aside. 

  4. Place a medium skillet over the heat source and add a teaspoon or so of oil to it. Add 1 flour tortilla, sprinkle with about one quarter of the shredded cheese, then top with half of the chicken mixture, followed with another sprinkle of cheese and finally, cover with a second tortilla and press it down firmly.

  5. Cook for a few minutes, until golden brown on the bottom and carefully flip the quesadilla over to cook the other side until golden brown.

  6. Remove the finished quesadilla to a plate and repeat this entire process to make a second quesadilla with the remaining ingredients, then slice and serve with some salsa and sour cream, if desired. 

Nutrition Facts
healthier Chicken Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 829mg 35%
Potassium 272mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 16.2%
Vitamin C 2.7%
Calcium 42.2%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.