Chicken Quesadillas

15 Jul

Chicken quesadilla.

The following recipes makes four chicken quesadillas.

  • 1lb extra lean ground chicken
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs of green onion, cleaned and chopped  (optional) (it’s mostly for colour)
  • 1.5 cups of cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 3 tbsps of extra virgin olive oil

Heat a pan on high and once it becomes hot, add in the oil, garlic and onion. Turn down the heat to medium and sauté until the onions  are soft.  Add in the ground chicken.  While the chicken is cooking, use a spatula to break up the chicken into as small pieces as possible.  Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, paprika and honey. When the chicken is fully cooked, add in the green onions and cook for another minute or two.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Seasoned ground chicken with onions.

Place a tortilla in a pan on medium heat.  Once the tortilla begins to warm, flip it over and sprinkle cheese on half of the tortilla.

Whole wheat tortilla with cheddar cheese sprinkled on half of it.

On top of the cheese add the ground chicken and then another sprinkle of of the grated cheese.

Whole wheat tortilla with cheese, then a layer of cheese and topped with another sprinkle of grated cheddar cheese.

Fold the tortilla so it is now a semicircle shape.  Using a big spatula, flip the quesadilla over and cook for another minute or two. The cheese helps to hold the chicken inside but some of the filling will spill out.  You can always push the filling back inside the quesadilla. The first quesadilla is now ready.

The filled tortilla folded and then flipped. It's now a chicken quesadilla and ready to be eaten.

Repeat for the remaining three quesadillas.  If so desired, serve with a generous dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream.

2 Responses to “Chicken Quesadillas”

  1. Guy Meloche June 12, 2013 at 11:03 AM #


    Thanks for sharing it looks so delicious !

    • anchow June 12, 2013 at 8:21 PM #

      Thank you. Happy eating!

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