Chicken-Vegetable Quesadillas

Yield: Makes 4 servings or 8 appetizer servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 1 pound thin asparagus spears
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 (11-ounce) package goat cheese


  1. Place bell peppers on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 500° for 20 minutes or until peppers look blistered, turning once.
  2. Place peppers in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal and let stand 10 minutes to loosen skins. Peel peppers; remove and discard seeds. Slice peppers.
  3. Coat asparagus with vegetable cooking spray; bake at 400° for 15 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook chicken in a large, lightly greased nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned. Add lemon juice, and cook 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Slice.
  5. Stir together remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, mayonnaise, and next 3 ingredients. Spread mixture evenly on 4 tortillas. Layer with roasted bell pepper, asparagus, chicken, and goat cheese. Top with remaining 4 tortillas.
  6. Cook quesadillas in a large, lightly greased nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Cut into wedges.
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