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Chicken Quesadilla

Photo: Ryan Benyi
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 8 mins

Serves: 1

This kid-friendly quesadilla requires just 6 ingredients. 


  • 1/2 cup shredded cooked skinless chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped pickled jalapeño, optional
  • 2 7-inch whole-wheat tortillas
  • 1/4 cup salsa

Nutrition Information

  • calories 601
  • fat 27 g
  • satfat 15 g
  • protein 45 g
  • carbohydrate 49 g
  • fiber 9 g
  • cholesterol 119 mg
  • sodium 1052 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a small bowl, combine chicken, cheese, cumin and jalapeño, if desired. Warm a medium skillet over medium heat. Spread chicken mixture over 1 tortilla and top with the other, pressing down with a spatula. Cook until golden brown and crispy, about 4 minutes. Carefully flip and cook 3 to 4 minutes longer. Let cool completely before packing to keep it from getting soggy. Cut into six wedges; send along with a small container of salsa.

Also appeared in: All You, September, 2014, Back to School Special;