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Southwestern Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min  |  Cook Time: 20 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 665
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Servings
4
Calories
665

Add a touch of Southwestern flavor to classic chicken quesadillas using a blend of chili powder, seasonings and more for preparing your grilled chicken and vegetables for a layer of melted Sargento® Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese between a hearty flour tortilla that brings all the savory flavors in this meal together.

Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 small (4 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 red bell pepper, halved lengthwise, seeded
  • 1 green bell pepper, halved lengthwise, seeded
  • 4 slices (1/4-inch) red onion
  • 8 (7 to 8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese or Sargento® Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
Directions
  1. Combine 2 Tbsp. oil, the chili powder, cumin and salt; mix well. Brush over both sides of chicken, bell peppers and onion slices. Grill* chicken and vegetables over medium coals 5 minutes per side or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender; transfer to chopping board. Cut chicken and peppers into bite-sized chunks; separate onion slices into rings.
  2. Brush remaining 1 Tbsp. oil over one side of each tortilla. Place 4 tortillas, oiled sides down, on cookie sheet. Combine chicken, vegetables and cheese; divide mixture over tortillas. Top with remaining tortillas, oiled sides up.
  3. Bake in a preheated 450°F oven for 6 minutes or until golden brown on bottom. Use a large spatula to turn quesadillas over. Continue baking until tops are golden brown, about 2 minutes. Cut into quarters.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Serving Size: (281g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 665
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33.2 grams
Saturated Fat 12.2 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 14.7 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.6 grams
Cholesterol
Sodium
Total Carbohydrates 64 grams
Dietary Fiber 6 grams
Protein 28 grams
Vitamin A 169RE
Vitamin C 67mg 113%
Calcium 405mg 39%
Iron 4mg 22%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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