Dark leafy greens give this healthy chicken quesadilla recipe a vitamin K boost. We also boosted the flavor in regular barbecue sauce. Serve with guacamole, sour cream, shredded lettuce and/or salsa, if desired.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2016




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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine barbecue sauce, tomato paste, vinegar and chile powder in a small bowl.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until just cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add chard (or kale) and the sauce mixture and cook, stirring, until the greens are wilted, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  • Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread about 3/4 cup filling and 3 tablespoons cheese on the lower half of each and fold the top half over, pressing gently to flatten.

  • Wipe out the pan and heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 quesadillas. Cook until browned on both sides and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 2 quesadillas, reducing the heat as needed to prevent overbrowning.

Nutrition Facts

506 calories; protein 35.8g 72% DV; carbohydrates 36.4g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 10.4g; fat 23g 35% DV; saturated fat 6.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 104.4mg 35% DV; vitamin a iu 1986.9IU 40% DV; vitamin c 21.7mg 36% DV; folate 42.9mcg 11% DV; calcium 285.1mg 29% DV; iron 2.4mg 14% DV; magnesium 51.3mg 18% DV; potassium 588.6mg 17% DV; sodium 745.6mg 30% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV; added sugar 4g.

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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
When it is hot outside or we are super busy we use this wonderful recipe but with leftover roasted chicken. We just add it at the end since it is already cooked. It is really delicious nutritious and very easy. One of our favorites! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Reminds me of a bbq chicken quesadilla I made years ago. To that one I added fresh mango slices and some brie cheese. Strange combo but sooo delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are SO good and easy and kept me full forever (no post-dinner snack needed). Read More