Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla Delight


Quesadillas are a kid favorite, and our Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla Delight is a nutritious twist on this classic dish. Using whole wheat tortillas, these quesadillas are packed with shredded chicken, gooey cheese, and a mix of sautéed bell peppers and onions. Perfect for a quick dinner or a tasty lunch, this protein-rich meal is loaded with veggies and will surely become a family favorite.

Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla Delight

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 quesadilla

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 350
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 600mg


  • 4 whole wheat tortillas
  • 250g (2 cups) cooked, shredded chicken breast
  • 200g (2 cups) shredded cheese (cheddar or Monterey Jack)
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salsa and sour cream for serving

Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté the Veggies: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced bell peppers and onion. Sauté for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Season with ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  2. Prepare the Quesadillas: Lay out the whole wheat tortillas on a flat surface. On one half of each tortilla, evenly distribute the shredded chicken, sautéed veggies, and shredded cheese.
  3. Cook the Quesadillas: Fold the tortillas in half to cover the filling. Heat a clean skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook each quesadilla for 3-4 minutes per side, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is golden brown and crispy.
  4. Serve: Remove the quesadillas from the skillet and let them cool slightly. Cut into triangles and serve with salsa and sour cream.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use Pre-Cooked Chicken: Save time by using pre-cooked or rotisserie chicken.
  • Customize Your Veggies: Add other veggies like mushrooms, spinach, or corn for extra flavor and nutrition.
  • Keep the Tortillas Crisp: Cook the quesadillas over medium heat to ensure the tortillas become crispy without burning.
  • Cheese Choices: Experiment with different cheeses like mozzarella, pepper jack, or a Mexican blend for varied flavors.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I make these quesadillas ahead of time? A: Yes, you can assemble the quesadillas ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Cook them just before serving to keep them fresh and crispy.
  2. Q: What can I serve with these quesadillas? A: These quesadillas pair well with a side salad, guacamole, or a bowl of tortilla soup for a complete meal.
  3. Q: Can I freeze the quesadillas? A: Yes, you can freeze assembled, uncooked quesadillas. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then freeze. Cook them from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the cooking time.
  4. Q: Are there vegetarian options for this recipe? A: Absolutely! Simply omit the chicken and add more veggies or beans for a vegetarian version.

Treat your family to the wholesome and delicious Chicken and Veggie Quesadilla Delight. This easy-to-make recipe is perfect for busy weeknights, offering a satisfying and nutritious meal that kids and adults alike will love. Enjoy the savory blend of chicken, cheese, and veggies wrapped in a crispy whole wheat tortilla!