Chicken & Veggie Quesadilla

This easy quesadilla recipe uses canned cooked chicken to save time. You can also use leftover cooked chicken or turkey if you have it. Dice the vegetables up to 1 day ahead for even speedier prep.

Chicken & Veggie Quesadilla
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 quesadilla


  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper

  • ¼ cup diced zucchini

  • 2 ounces shredded cooked chicken

  • 2 tablespoons fresh or (rinsed) frozen corn kernels

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, optional

  • 1 8-inch whole-wheat tortilla

  • 3 tablespoons shredded pepper Jack cheese


  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and zucchini; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken and corn; cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Stir in cilantro, if using. Transfer the vegetables to a small bowl. Wash and dry the skillet.

  2. Place tortilla on a cutting board. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. cheese over half the tortilla, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with the vegetable mixture and the remaining 2 Tbsp. cheese; fold the tortilla in half.

  3. Heat the skillet over medium heat. Add the quesadilla and cook until the tortilla is browned and the cheese has started to melt, about 2 minutes per side. Cut into 3 wedges to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

436 Calories
21g Fat
36g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 436
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 26g 52%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 637mg 28%
Potassium 363mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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